MA (AS&ST) Applied Linguistics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MR-ARTSAST-SPC+1001 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Brett Baker




The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in applied linguistics. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation should:

  • gain advanced learning in research skills and appropriate techniques such as the use of archival or primary evidence, analysis of data, judgment of conflicting evidence;
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research;
  • present the results of their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to research ethics or code of practice.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time

Program Requirements -

  • 20,000-22,000 word thesis
  • one compulsory subject
  • elective subject (12.5 points) (selected in consultation with the supervisor)
Subject Options:

Thesis Subject

20,000-22,000 word thesis

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year

Compulsory subject

1 compulsory subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective subjects

1 elective subject selected in consultation with the supervisor (12.5 points)

Please note: Students may take other subjects listed in linguistics and applied linguistics with the approval of the course coordinator.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Semester 2
Semester 1
Not offered in 2016
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

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