Study the AUT Master of Language and Culture and further your understanding of multilingualism, cultural competency, discourse, language education, translation and interpreting.
Unique in New Zealand, this new master’s degree provides a fresh and flexible approach to applied and sociolinguistics. You conduct in-depth research and develop high-level reflective, critical, analytical and research tools in your chosen field of language and culture.
The Master of Language and Culture is suitable for professionals and graduates with a background in languages, applied and sociolinguistics, education, translation and interpreting.
An applicant’s course of study must be approved by the programme leader prior to enrolment.
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who doesn’t meet the requirements above but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience, may be considered for admission. Contact the programme administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can choose papers related to your area of interest:
A feature of the degree is the opportunity to draw on students’ own linguistic backgrounds in a specific project paper designed to be assessed multilingually, including (but not exclusive to) Samoan, Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English and New Zealand Sign Language.
Classes are led by applied and sociolinguists who are national and international leaders in their areas of expertise. You should discuss your paper choice and study sequence with the programme leader before enrolling in papers.
You need to complete 60 points from papers before you start your thesis (or 120 points if you choose the 60-point dissertation).
With the growth of linguistic and cultural diversity, there’s an urgent demand for graduates who can analyse and apply their advanced professional practice and research to our changed societal conditions.
An advanced understanding of multilingualism and intercultural communication is required in many fields, including:
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.