Graduates of the Master of Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics are uniquely qualified to apply skills from the study of language in today’s globalised professional and community settings.
The course has a special emphasis on the diversity of languages and their users, in professional and community settings. Students learn core concepts of language and culture, and gain skills in applying them in areas ranging from business to education, community relations, media, health, and law.
In core units of study, students learn fundamental concepts of language structure and usage and learn how this knowledge can be applied. Students study ways in which language connects with visual context, for example in images and gestures, and in social media and digital platforms.
Students develop a critical awareness of the connections between language, culture, and society, and their relation to differences in the forms of power and opportunity that are available to people in an ever-globalising world, depending on the language – or kind of language – they use.
Graduates from this program will be equipped to address a range of real world issues in language and communication. They will explore areas as diverse as public relations in business, broadening literacy in multilingual education, avoiding cultural misunderstandings in community engagement, navigating legal language, interpreting news discourse, and improving doctor/patient communication in health settings.
Awards and requirements
The program’s capstone unit of study provides students with opportunities to gain experience and skills in professional practice relating to applications of crosscultural and linguistic knowledge and skills. There is also an option to pursue more academically focused research as a foundation for higher degree research
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different award courses.
Candidates for the Master of Applied Linguistics must complete 96 credit points including:
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics must complete 48 credit points including:
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics must complete 24 credit points including:
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