Master of General and Applied Linguistics

The Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

As language assumes ever greater importance in an interconnected, multilingual world, the study of linguistics and applied linguistics is relevant to a growing number of careers from language teaching to natural language processing. In the Master of General and Applied Linguistics, you will have the opportunity to explore diverse topics across general and applied linguistics areas including structural linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, language contact, language teaching, language and culture, social interaction, forensic linguistics and language documentation

Designed for

Students seeking more specialised knowledge related to their language teaching work


The Masters of General and Applied Linguistics requires completion of 72 units


  • Linguistics

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines: Applied Linguistics, Audiology, Communication Studies, International Communication Studies, Languages, Language Teaching, Lexicography, Linguistics, Speech Pathology, TESOL from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent, Translating/Interpreting

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $75,750 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Advanced Master option available for those wishing to undertake 24 units research thesis or looking for a pathway to Higher Degree by Research programs.

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