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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time; or up to 4 years part-time
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed in the regulations.

Students must have:

  • a completed Bachelor’s degree AND
  • at least one full-time year of relevant teaching experience (or equivalent)

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

Internal offerings only allow a semester two start to the programme. Students can take a mix of internal and distance courses.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if completed within 1 year of full-time study or 3 years of part-time study.

All requirements must be completed within 4 years.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics structure

120 credits selected from the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics schedule listed below.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


120 credits selected from the following. All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

272.702 Second Language Learning Theories and Processes
272.703 Contemporary Approaches to Language Teaching Methodology
272.704 Contextualising Curriculum and Materials Design
272.705 Advanced TESOL for Diverse Learners and Contexts
272.715 Current Issues in Applied Linguistics

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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