Our program is designed to train students in developing resources, projects, policies, and micro-economies by collaboratively developing application of language sciences and socio-semiotics.
Graduates of the Master of Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics are uniquely qualified to apply linguistic skills and socio-semiotics skills and know-how in today’s globalised professional and community settings.
The course has a special emphasis on diversity in the language of professional and social engagement. Students learn core concepts of language and culture, and gain skills in applying them in areas ranging from business to education, community relations, media, medicine, and law.
In core units of study, students learn how an analysis of grammar and discourse can be carried out in ways that are 'appliable'. Students study ways in which language connects with visual context, including gesture, image, film and sound, while paying special attention to 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.
The program’s advanced units of study provide students with opportunities to gain experience and skills in professional practice relating to applications of crosscultural and linguistic knowledge and skills. They will also 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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