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.

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.

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.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.