Master of Applied Linguistics

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements the MAppLing are a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) with a grade average of B or better in Linguistics, English Language, Education or a language other than English (or another relevant degree), and at least two years of professional experience in language education or another area of applied linguistics or a related field. Applicants without relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be expected to complete bridging courses depending on the nature and extent of their previous experience and qualifications.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the MAppLing programme will demonstrate advanced knowledge of a range of core topics in applied linguistics. They will be able to engage critically and creatively with research in applied linguistics and apply this knowledge to understanding and addressing language-related real-life problems. The programme develops in students high-level transferable skills for language-related fields, such as language education policy and planning, and prepares students for entry into PhD programmes in New Zealand or internationally.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Language and Literature at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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