La Trobe University

Master of Applied Linguistics


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 200
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language

in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you’re teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.

Entry requirements

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit). NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

You will be able to take responsibility for the planning, administration and delivery of language and literacy programs. Typical graduate roles include tutor, lecturer, ESL (English as a Second Language) language teacher and applied linguistics curriculum coordinator.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 200


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

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

CRICOS code: 023619G