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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Applied Linguistics
MAppLing

Qualification Regulations

Part I

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

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Applied Linguistics requires that the candidate:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and shall have:

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree with at least a B grade average across the 200-300 level courses, or equivalent; and

(c) have completed at least one full-time year of relevant teaching experience, or equivalent; or

(d) been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics, with at least a B+ grade average for entry to the Master of Applied Linguistics Research Pathway or at least a B grade average for entry to the Coursework Pathway.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Applied Linguistics shall follow a parts-based programme of study totalling at least 180 credits, comprising completion of Part One and Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under regulation 1(d) will consist of at least 120 credits from courses listed in the Schedule, including:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(b) up to 60 credits from Part One courses listed in the Schedule to the degree.

Specialisations

4. The Master of Applied Linguistics is awarded with or without a subject.

5. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Applied Linguistics may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in the subject.

6. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Degree.

7. The subject available for the Master of Applied Linguistics is: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Student Progression

8. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Applied Linguistics (Coursework Pathway), candidates must have achieved a B grade average in the Part One courses.

9. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Applied Linguistics (Research Pathway), candidates must have achieved a B+ grade average in the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One.

10. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Applied Linguistics may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Applied Linguistics

Part One: Coursework Pathway (120 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

Subject courses

272.702 Second Language Learning Theories and Processes 30 credits

272.703 Contemporary Approaches to Language Teaching Methodology 30 credits

272.704 Contextualising Curriculum and Materials Design 30 credits

272.715 Current Issues in Applied Linguistics 30 credits

Part Two: Coursework Pathway (60 credits from)

272.873 Research Report 60 credits

Part Two: Research Pathway (120 credits from)

272.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

272.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 272.816

272.899 Thesis 120 credits

Subject

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (180 credits)

Part One Coursework Pathway (120 credits) or Research Pathway (60 credits)

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

272.705 Advanced TESOL for diverse learners and contexts 30 credits

Subject courses

272.702 Second Language Learning Theories and Processes 30 credits

272.703 Contemporary Approaches to Language Teaching Methodology 30 credits

272.704 Contextualising Curriculum and Materials Design 30 credits

272.715 Current Issues in Applied Linguistics 30 credits

Part Two Coursework Pathway (60 credits from)

272.873 Research Report 60 credits

Part Two Research Pathway (120 credits from)

272.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

272.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 272.816

272.899 Thesis 120 credits

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