About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Dr Janne Morton
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'make an enquiry' on http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/3-master-of-applied-linguistics
Intended learning outcomes
Student who complete the Master of Applied Linguistics should:
- acquire advanced understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in core areas of applied linguistics;
- complete a focused piece of research if undertaking the Minor Thesis elective; and
- gain specialist knowledge and research techniques in their chosen Specialisation.
On completion of this subject, students should have:
- a respect for ethical scholarship and intellectual integrity;
- a well-developed capacity for self-directed learning, critical perspectives, and transcultural communication;
- an openness to new ideas and an appreciation of diverse perspectives; and
- an ability to communicate well in oral and written presentations.
- The course will be taught by recognised experts with a vibrant international cohort of students.
- The course will introduce student to key concepts in applied linguistics with a focus on a critical reading of the most recent scholarship in a field that is changing through rapid globalisation, new approaches and technologies, and a greater awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
- Students will gain a deep understanding of the role of language in a range of personal and professional contexts as they strengthen their own abilities to effectively communicate.
- Students will be challenged to bring research and inquiry skills to their own workplaces and communities as they generate their own bold and novel ideas across a lifetime of learning.
- Applied linguistics is a field that places emphasis on active involvement in language rights, social inclusion, and participation in diverse communities.
- Students will be encouraged to discuss language issues in their communities as they become advocates and leaders across languages and cultures.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Throughout the course, students will gain skills in working independently and in groups across the vibrant international cohort of peers and colleagues.
- Students will gain abilities to manage time, set goals, and maintain high standards of personal and professional integrity.
- Exploration, and a willingness to learn from mistakes, will foster student motivation to work to their best of their abilities.
Last updated: 10 August 2020