Master of Applied Linguistics

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Entry requirements

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Students require

  • A Bachelor degree with at least a B grade average across the 200-300 level courses AND
  • At least one full-time year of relevant teaching experience (or equivalent)

OR

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching

OR

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Students admitted following completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics may be granted direct entry to Part Two. At least a B+ grade average is required for entry to the Research Pathway; at least a B grade average is required for entry to the Coursework Pathway.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Master of Applied Linguistics is a 180 credit parts-based qualification.

Students can take a mix of internal and distance courses.

In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Applied Linguistics may be awarded with Distinction or Merit. To be eligible for Distinction or Merit, all requirements must be completed within 18 months of first enrolling for full-time study or within four years of first enrolling for part-time study. Maximum time for completion is five years.

Students granted direct entry to Part Two must complete within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study.

Master of Applied Linguistics structure

Students must complete Part One (60 credits or 120 credits depending on the pathway selected) in order to progress to Part Two.

At least a B grade average is required in the Part One courses (120 credits) for progression to Part Two - Coursework Pathway

At least a B+ grade average is required in the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One for progression to Part Two - Research Pathway

Students who successfully complete Part One but do not meet the minimum grade average for progression will exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

The only specialisation available for this qualification is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Courses

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Part One Subject courses (120 credits Coursework Pathway/ 60 credits Research Pathway):
272.702 Second Language Learning Theories and Processes
272.703 Contemporary Approaches to Language Teaching Methodology
272.704 Contextualising Curriculum and Materials Design
272.715 Current Issues in Applied Linguistics

Part Two - Coursework Pathway (60 credits)
272.873 Research Report (60 credits)

Part Two - Research Pathway (120 credits)
272.816 Thesis Part 1 (60 credits) AND
272.817 Thesis Part 2 (60 credits)
272.899 Thesis (120 credits)

Note: Once a thesis has been commenced, students are required to be continuously enrolled until submission. If a student is unable to submit with their initial Part One/Part Two enrolment, they are required to re-enrol in Part Two (and pay fees) each semester until submission, up to the maximum time permitted for their qualification.

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