Applied Linguistics is one of the fastest growing fields of study in the humanities and is becoming increasingly recognised for its ability to solve language-related problems at a micro and macro level. Our linguistics program was ranked No.17 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2014.
The Master of Applied Linguistics offers professionals in a wide variety of disciplines the opportunity to expand their knowledge of how language works in the context of globalisation.
Our program offers 2 specialisations:
- General Applied Linguistics
- Teaching World Englishes for International Communication
International relevance and practical experience
As a student in Monash’s Master of Applied Linguistics program, you will have the opportunity to engage with industry and participate in internships both in Australia and overseas.
All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.
Master of Applied Linguistics students study core units, as well as units selected from one of the following specialisations on offer.
How to study
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The off-campus study mode is only available for the General Applied Linguistics stream.
Click here for fees and entry requirements for domestic and international students.
Click here for Scholarships and Funding information for domestic and international students.
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for English language requirements for this course.
Visit English language requirements for information on:
- English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing
- The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for a link through to study length options available for this course.
Depending on your qualification background and study goals, most of our Masters programs are available in three versions:
- 96 points - Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
- 72 points - Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
- 48 points - Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Full-time and part-time study options
Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time. If you choose to study part-time, be aware that:
- Night classes may not be available for all units.
- This option is not available to international students.
We consider you an international student if you are not:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian permanent resident.
Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as domestic students.
Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.
Our alumni network
Find out from our students what it’s like studying Applied Linguistics at Monash, follow our journey as the world leader in the field, and discover how we continue to develop new connections with industry through our alumni connections website:
Monash graduates have found employment in government, non-government and private sector organisations both in Australia and internationally.
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Meet our academic teaching staff
Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established industry professionals.