The Master of Arts in Applied Language Studies is suitable if you want to take your language study to a higher level. This programme is a specialisation within the Master of Arts — programme code AK3689. See the Master of Arts overview page for more information.
This specialisation covers language analysis and looks at the impact of language, culture and communication on our society. A significant component of this programme is research based. You carry out research into specialised areas, such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, and literacy development.
Recent graduates of the programme completed theses in the following topics:
Students can do the 240* point programme full time over two years (120 points of taught papers, and 120 points of a thesis), or part-time over five years. Classes are in the late afternoon/early evening to suit students who are also working.
All papers include some blended learning - this can range from readings and the handbook posted online, to online wikis and discussions.*There are plans to change the 240 point MA to a 180 point MA which could be completed in a year.
Students need to have:
The Applied Language Studies major in the MA offers graduates in English and other languages the following features:
Applicants must discuss their intended papers and study sequence with the programme leader before enrolling in papers.
Thesis (equivalent of one year full time study)
Students who successfully complete the taught papers and then decide that they don’t wish to continue with a thesis (or do not meet the grade criteria) can exit the programme with a Post Grad Dip Arts in Applied Language Studies.
LING810 Language Analysis
LING811 Language, Culture and Communication
LING812 Discourse Analysis
LING820 Specialty Reading Paper
TRIN802 Translation: A Critical Approach
ENMS802 Language in Virtual Worlds: Presence, Theory, Practice
TRIN801 Interpreting: A Critical Approach
LING814 Special Topic in Applied Language Studies
SOSC880 Qualitative Research Methods
SOSC881 Quantitative Research Methods
SOSC884 Social Research Design and Analysis
POLS880 Policy Research and Evaluation
MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies
CLSY999 MA Thesis
Last updated: 05-Sep-2017 1.59pm
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