10: Credit for Previous Study
10.1 Can I get advanced standing/exemptions?
10.2 Can I get credit within the MAAL for any units from other Schools or institutions?
10.3 I have completed a Grad Diploma, am I eligible for advanced standing?
Advanced standing refers to credit granted for work already completed. Candidates may be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 12 credit points on the basis of units passed either at UNE or elsewhere provided that: a) those units have reasonable correspondence to MAAL units; and b) those units have not been counted towards the same degree which qualifies you for MAAL admission.
Exemptions refer to units which you may not take because you have already done similar coursework elsewhere. If you receive exemptions, you will still have to complete 48 credit points worth of work to complete the Master of Applied Linguistics.
For the Master of Applied Linguistics with Honours candidates who have completed the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics or the Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of New England or equivalent qualification from a recognised university shall be awarded advanced standing for a maximum of 48 credit points.
There is no advanced standing available for LING600.
If you feel you are eligible for either advanced standing or an exemption, you will be asked to provide (1) evidence of having completed the relevant material (e.g. an academic transcript), and (2) unit outlines explaining what was covered in the units that you did. Normally such requests should be made when applying to enrol in the program.
Yes, it is possible to study up to 12 credit points worth of units with other Schools or institutions. However, you would need to get permission from both the Head of the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences and the relevant permission from the other institution or School.
It depends. Many Graduate Diplomas are called 'postgraduate degrees' but actually have you do undergraduate units. You might be able to get advanced standing for units taken as part of a Grad Dip, if you can prove that those units are genuinely postgraduate level units.