Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Applied Linguistics program trains you to apply your knowledge of language in a diverse range of contexts, including translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development.
Our degree is also suitable for people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT), and the teaching of modern languages. We teach via both traditional face-to-face and computer assisted methodologies.
At the end of this degree, you will look at the world with new eyes. You will learn to analyse texts that you encounter in your everyday and professional lives, and will be able to apply this knowledge for a range of purposes.
Many units of study in this program are informed by systemic functional linguistics and the ground-breaking, internationally recognised literacy initiatives in primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education of the ‘Sydney School’.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a wide range of academic expertise in applied linguistics with particular strengths in World Englishes, the politics of English language teaching, media discourse, critical discourse analysis and emerging electronic modalities of communication, for example, news websites, blogs, chat rooms, YouTube, Facebook and MySpace.
Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- ARTS7000 - Academic Communication for Postgraduates
- ASNS6906 - Communicating in Asian Contexts
- LNGS7001 - Structure of English
- LNGS7002 - Language,Society and Power
- LNGS7004 - Register and Genre in English
- LNGS7006 - Cross-Cultural Communication
- LNGS7101 - Bilingualism
- LNGS7102 - Educational Linguistics
- LNGS7272 - Additional Lang Learning:TESOL/SLT/LOTE
- LNGS7274 - Media Discourse
- LNGS7275 - World Englishes
- LNGS7301 - Functional Grammar
- LNGS7521 - Essay 1
- PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
Further course information
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics requires the satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp), including 4 core or compulsory units of study (24cp). Other units of study are normally chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics is designed for graduates in linguistics; teachers of English as a foreign or second language; graduates seeking a career change, interested in pursuing the teaching of English as a foreign or second language. Applied Linguistics focuses on the process of teaching and learning of a second language and is suitable for those involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT), teaching modern languages and other kinds of language education. The program in Applied Linguistics is designed for those interested in applying linguistics to educational and other professional areas.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics requires:
(a) completion of the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (60%) average, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (60%) average, from the University of Sydney, in any subject area, or an equivalent qualification, and either:
(i) a relevant professional qualification; or
(ii) recent, relevant, professional experience.
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through UAC - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.