Master On Campus Online

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Macquarie University

12 months
33600 AUD/year
22400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important. 


In today's globalised world, the cultural and linguistic composition of communities is more diverse than ever before. 

The ability to express ourselves, to communicate with others and to decipher the multitude of messages we receive every day from both within our own culture and across others is fundamental to our existence in today's modern society.

In our ever-shrinking and interconnected world, the ability to teach English to speakers of other languages is a highly desirable skill. And, the ability to teach with both cultural and linguistic sensitivity is even more valuable. 

With its dual focus, this course will provide you with an understanding of the complex relationship between language use and context, as well as a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Key features of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University:

  • You'll have the opportunity to study with one of the largest and most diverse linguistics departments in Australia, which is home to four research centres.
  • You'll study a broad range of topics within the area of applied linguistics.
  • This course is available on campus, online, or through a combination of both, which means you can continue to work full-time while studying.
  • You can combine this course with the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies to expand your knowledge.
  • Much of this course's content is also relevant to teachers of other languages.

Career Opportunities 

The TESOL element enables graduates with prior experience as language teachers to enhance their career prospects in this important field. 

Graduates from the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. 

Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Planning and Programming in TESOL 
  • Research Methods in Language Study
  • Linguistics and Language Teaching  
  • Evaluating Language Classroom Practice
  • Genre, Discourse and Multimodality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


120 alternative credits
  • 2 years - 160
  • 1,5 years - 120
  • 1 year - 80


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
Related fields for prior qualifications
  • Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning, Language Studies, Translation, Interpreting, Education, Sociology, Speech and Hearing, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Sociology, Social Science, Communication, Media, Journalism, Cultural Studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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