Master of Applied Linguistics
Master degrees in Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Explore language, language acquisition and intercultural communication at a time and place that suits you. UNE’s Master of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) suite of degrees are fully online, professional postgraduate degrees. The MAAL was the first online degree of its kind in Australia, and one of the first in the world, and the UNE Linguistics department has over a decade of experience in offering high-quality interactive postgraduate courses using the latest multimedia technology.
With no Australian residency requirement you will be part of a global classroom, interacting with classmates from all over the world. Online discussion forums are used extensively to foster regular talk between you and your lecturers, and with your fellow students.
The MAAL degrees are highly sought-after for professionals in fields as diverse as education, language teaching and planning, TESOL, government, health and the law. With no previous linguistics study required, the MAAL degrees can provide a professionally relevant higher qualification, as well as a pathway to a postgraduate career in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The degrees are also relevant to those working with linguistic and cultural minorities.
Students can choose to begin study in February, June or November of each year.
The MAAL is a 48 credit point (cp) degree which offers a comprehensive grounding in applied linguistics with four core units and a wide range of electives.
The MAAL (TESOL) is a badged major within the MAAL and offers two specialist TESOL units. It meets the requirement of “a postgraduate qualification that includes a practicum” which is needed to teach in the adult ESL and EFL sectors in Australia. Students in this degree may be eligible to apply for Student Income Support from the Australian Government.
The MAAL Hons is a 72cp degree consisting of 48 credit points of MAAL coursework and a 24cp research dissertation. Students who complete this degree with a good grade are well-placed for admission to PhD programs.
The M.TESOL is designed as an on-campus full-time degree of 48 cp for experienced non-native TESOL teachers who:
• hold a degree in English or Linguistics
• have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
• do not require accreditation to teach in Australia
• seek an Australian on-campus academic and cultural experience