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 Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics trains you to apply your knowledge of language in diverse settings, including teaching, translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development.

Do you love teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT), and the teaching of modern languages?

Engage with international experts in the fields of functional linguistics, world English, language and culture and media discourse. Attend seminars on a range of applications of linguistics, including educational linguistics, TESOL, clinical linguistics, forensic linguistics, and translation and interpreting.

Why study with us?
Experience our faculty’s internationally acclaimed, genre-based literacy education.

Access the “Sydney School” – a groundbreaking and internationally recognised literacy initiative in primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education, designed and implemented by our talented group of specialist linguists and educators.

You will be taught by experts in applied linguistics with strengths in world English, media discourse, functional linguistics, language and culture and electronic communication.

Course outline

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online postgraduate handbook.

Study plan

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics requires the satisfactory completion of:

(a) A minimum of 36 credit points of core units of study; and

(b) A maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

A Master of Applied Linguistics enables you to pursue a career in education, English language teaching, media, language policy and planning, and more. Should you complete a dissertation with a grade of at least 80 percent, you may wish to pursue a PhD in linguistics.

Admission

Admission requirements

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 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or

(b) a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 60 percent average calculated over the whole degree, 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 60 percent average calculated over the whole degree, 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

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, 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 2015 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 students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, 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

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.