Applied Linguistics

Massey University

18 months
19445 USD/year
4269 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Applied Linguistics at Massey University provides professionals in all areas of second-language teaching, including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), with a qualification that meets their specific combination of professional and research needs. This combination is increasingly important in both domestic and international settings.

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You’ll use theories, methods and problem-based approaches that address real-world language issues. 

Learning outcomes

The Master of Applied Linguistics at Massey University focuses on second-language acquisition and language use in an increasingly globalised and digitally mediated world.Explore areas such as contextually relevant teaching of languages, reflective practices to enhance teaching and learning, and the sociocultural demands of language learning and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Second Language Learning Theories and Processes
  • Contemporary Approaches to Language Teaching Methodology
  • Contextualising Curriculum and Materials Design
  • Current Issues in Applied Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students require

  • A Bachelor degree with at least a B grade average across the 200-300 level courses AND
  • At least one full-time year of relevant teaching experience (or equivalent)


  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching


  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19445 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19445 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4269 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4269 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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