12 months
37900 AUD/year
26700 AUD/year
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The Applied Linguistics program at Monash University offers a competitive advantage to language teachers, interpreters, editors and other people working with language in increasingly multilingual and multicultural societies, such as Australia.   

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The Applied Linguistics program at Monash University  considers the implications of multilingualism and intercultural communication for modern society and the professional sphere. Ideal across a range of professions, it is particularly recommended for language teachers (including English as a second language), teachers of VCE English Language and generalist teachers looking to improve their knowledge of grammar/language structures.

In the core units you will explore how language variation comes to bear on communication across cultures and how we use language differently according to context or across social groups. You’ll develop skills in language analysis and conducting small practiced-based research projects within your own professional context. Elective units will allow you to further focus in areas such as ‘Communication in Multilingual Societies’, ‘Teaching English for International Communication’ or ‘Teaching Global Languages’.


You will be able to apply your learning to your own professional and pedagogical context as part of the assessment process and have the opportunity to complete a research project or internship. The course also provides optional pathways to PhD study through research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and multilingual societies
  • Research methods in applied linguistics
  • English grammar, pedagogy and use
  • Second language acquisition 
  • Language and intercultural communication 
  • Professional internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 082651G  

Entry level 1:

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 2:

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including linguistics, applied linguistics, language study or teaching, translation and interpreting, TESOL and speech pathology with at least credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37900 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26700 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /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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