Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics at UNE?

This course is an Exit Award only for students who have completed 48 credit points in the Master of Applied Linguistics.

Career Opportunities

Language teaching, publishing, consulting for advertising agencies, foreign affains, government intelligence or security agencies, interpreting and translating, business and journalism, working with ethnic or linguistic minorities, training actors in other dialects or languages, lexicography (consulting on the development of dictionaries), forensic analysis of speech or writing.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

2017 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2017.

Official Abbreviation GradDipAppLing
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2017
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate must have completed 48 credit points from the Master of Applied Linguistics.

Academic Colours

White (BCC 1)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

For candidates who have completed 48 credit points from the Master of Applied Linguistics.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 48 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide relevant learning in the field of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Students who complete the course will acquire a developing knowledge base in this field and be equipped to use it in a diverse range of professional, academic and community contexts, but especially in language teaching.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a developing body of knowledge in the underlying principles and concepts used in contemporary linguistics and applied linguistics;
  2. demonstrate the cognitive and creative skills to review, generate and evaluate ideas and concepts in applied linguistics at a developing level;
  3. demonstrate basic communicative skills required to explain applied linguistic theoretical issues and their professional implications to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  4. apply their knowledge and skills with a developing level of creativity and initiative with a satisfactory level of personal autonomy and responsibility.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to analyse selected basic problems and issues in linguistics, using methodology and discourse appropriate to the discipline. Graduates will be encouraged to develop a global perspective and intercultural competence in their professional lives. Linguistics is by its nature oriented globally, because of its primary concern with human languages.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in the basic area of linguistics, and in particular, will hone their online communication skills and their written skills through assessment tasks such as essays.

Problem Solving

Many of the units in the degree concentrate on the analysis of language data. Graduates will thereby develop some basic capabilities in solving problems and in applying logical and creative thinking to a range of linguistic issues.

Information Literacy

Being a fully online degree, graduates will have developed some competencies in information literacy at levels acceptable in linguistics and appropriate for the University level.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

The nature of study in linguistics prepares graduates to be committed to ethical action and social responsibility.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be prepared for lifelong learning through being exposed to a range of issues in human languages and societies.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be encouraged to learn and work independently. Graduates, where appropriate, will have the opportunity to work collaboratively online to collectively solve problems in some units. Students in all units will be engaged in collective discussions online geared towards group learning.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics are currently closed.

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