This programme 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.
Students carry out research into specialised areas, such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, and literacy development.
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Recent graduates of the programme completed a thesis in topics such as:
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 tutorials and discussions.
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.
Taught papers (representing one year full time study):
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.
168101 Language Analysis
168102 Language, Culture and Communication
168104 Discourse Analysis
168105 Specialty Reading Paper
168106 Translation: A Critical Approach
169014 Interpreting: A Critical Approach
169013 Language in Virtual Worlds: Presence, Theory, Practice
288501 Qualitative Research Methods
288502 Quantitative Research Methods
289702 Social Research Design and Analysis
288600 Policy Research and Evaluation
948410 Tikanga Rangahau: Research Methodologies
109500 MA Thesis