La Trobe University

Master of Applied Linguistics


Start dates
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.
This course will give you an increased focus on research across a range of topics related to language in applied contexts. The program is available by coursework only, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research only. Majors offered include: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), LOTE teaching, Intercultural Communication, Literacy Education and Second Language Acquisition. You can undertake applied

research relevant to your professional responsibilities and interests.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or an equivalent fourth-year qualification in an education-related area.

Career outcomes

University lecturer/tutor; professional researcher in the area of applied linguistics.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.