12 months
33632 AUD/year
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This Applied Linguistics program from University of Queensland will give you the chance to develop your identity as a language professional and become part of a global network. 


The Master of Applied Linguistics from University of Queensland is a professional development program designed for teachers of English and other second languages, as well as language professionals in translation, interpretation and other second language areas. 

You can choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.

For your two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from nearly 30 courses in the linguistic, psychological, educational and socio-cultural aspects of language learning and use, and in language teaching methodology.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Linguistics researcher
  • Interpreter
  • International business consultant
  • TESOL teacher
  • Language teacher
  • Language program manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Reasoning (Graduate) 
  • Structure of Language  
  • Concepts in Applied Linguistics 
  • Academic English & Thesis Writing for International Students
  • Research Methods
  • Second Language Acquisition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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 code: 082604D  
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in applied linguistics, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and a minimum of two years of language teaching experience. Language teaching experience should be in a paid rather than volunteer capacity.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33632 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33632 AUD per year during 12 months.

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Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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