Master of Applied Linguistics

Study Area

Languages and Linguistics

Study Level



The University of New South Wales



Course Detail



Intake Time

February, June, September

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

Do you have a deep interest in the workings of language? The Master of Applied Linguistics is a professionally relevant degree for students intrigued by the complex relationship between structural and functional elements of language and its social, cognitive and cultural manifestations. The degree focuses on the traditional core areas of language structure, including the sound system (phonetics and phonology), grammar (morphology and syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). You will also examine how contemporary linguists deal with issues of language acquisition and use, and intercultural communication. You can expand your knowledge by studying linguistic diversity in urban settings and Indigenous contexts or by learning about language policies which impact multilingual and multicultural communities.


Average Score

at least 65%


7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

Background Requirements


The University of New South Wales

Institute Ranking

#44 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #4 in Australia

Program Ranking