18 months
21517 USD/year
5602 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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With Language and Culture from Auckland University of Technology you will further your understanding of multilingualism, cultural competency, discourse, language education, translation and interpreting.


Language and Culture from Auckland University of Technology provides a fresh and flexible approach to applied and sociolinguistics. You conduct in-depth research and develop high-level reflective, critical, analytical and research tools in your chosen field of language and culture.

The Master of Language and Culture is suitable for professionals and graduates with a background in languages, applied and sociolinguistics, education, translation and interpreting.


  • Language teaching and education
  • Language and cultural policy analysis
  • Interpreting (including NZ Sign Language Interpreting)
  • Translation
  • Research
  • Management
  • Industry training
  • Human resources
  • Diplomacy
  • NGO positions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Culture Research Methods 
  • Multilingualism, Diversity and Intercultural Communication 
  • Reading Paper
  • Project: Language and Culture 
  • Language Analysis
  • Discourse Analysis 
  • The Language Learner 
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment 
  • Contemporary Approaches and Issues in Language Teaching 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on availability.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree with a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21517 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5602 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic 8957 NZD per year
  • International 34400 NZD per year

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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