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Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04305v1
CRICOS: 088012B
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UAC codes

940225 (Calendar B Autumn session, Calendar B Spring session)
940227 QualTeachersDist (Calendar B Autumn session, Calendar B Spring session)

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics.

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions, and those who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, and language for specific purposes.

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available.

The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts:

  • working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education
  • teachers wishing to change discipline areas
  • teaching English outside Australia
  • international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level.

Typical study program

The following course programs show the recommended full-time and part-time study patterns for commencement in Autumn and Spring sessions.

First year

Calendar B Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
013102 Introduction to Language6013102
028253 TESOL: Methodology6028253
010070 TESOL Practicum6010070
013105 Language Development6013105
Calendar B Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select 24 credit points from the following:24
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)42cbk91151

Course fees

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In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $573. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include teacher of English as a second language in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements), manager in the TESOL sector and language roles (e.g. audiology, speech pathology).

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91129 Core subjects (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)24
STM91024 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)48
Total72

Course structure explained

The course comprises 72 credit points, made up of five compulsory core subjects (30 credit points) and seven electives (42 credit points).

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted some credit recognition if they have completed:

  • CELTA
  • Cert IV TESOL/TEFL/TEYL
  • DELTA
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in ESL/EALD, LOTE or English
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in disciplines other than ESL /EALD, LOTE or English
  • Primary teaching Bachelor's degree qualification
  • UTS Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (Language, Literacy and Numeracy)
  • Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching (Graduate entry) in ESL/EALD, English or LOTE.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C06116), and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C11254). Each course functions as entry and exit points for students.

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UTS: Handbook

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