Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !GDA-ARTS-SPC+1022 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Jean Mulder




The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics consists of advanced coursework and an original supervised research project designed to extend the students’ knowledge and skills using regular methods of inquiry and applying appropriate theories and methodologies to the identification and resolution of research questions within linguistics and applied linguistics.

After completing the program, students will be prepared to progress into a research higher degree at the Master or PhD level or enter the workforce with improved employment options and scope for professional advancement.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation should:

  • complete the equivalent of a four year BA (Honours) degree with a research component and obtain a recognised qualification;
  • gain an adequate basis for pursuing advanced studies in linguistics and applied linguistics at Masters or PhD level;
  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of specific areas of study, showing an understanding of the latest research directions; and
  • develop a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the specific issues in linguistics and applied linguistics.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
  • thesis subject (50 points)
  • elective subjects (37.5 points)

Total 100 points

Subject Options:

Compulsory Subject

1 compulsory subject (12.5 points)

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Thesis Subject

Thesis subject (50 points)

Please note: the thesis must be taken over two consecutive semesters

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Elective Subjects

37.5 points

Note: Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) students may also take any one of the following subjects for 25 points by concurrently enrolling in LING40001 Directed Reading Project for the remaining 12.5 points:

  • LING40003 Discourse Analysis & Representation
  • LING40004 Seminars in Theoretical Linguistics
  • LING40005 Structure of Aboriginal Languages
  • LING40008 Experimental Phonetics
  • LING40009 Seminars in Descriptive Linguistic

Note: Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) students may only enrol in one of the following subjects for the Honours degree (these subjects are not available in online mode for Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) students:

  • LING90005 Quantitative Methods in Language Studies
  • LING90012 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING90019 English in a Globalised World
  • LING90021 Bilingualism

Note: Students must obtain written permission from the subject coordinator to enrol in LING40001 Directed Reading Project.

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Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Semester 1
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Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)

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