The Linguistics Program at Monash University (Clayton) offers subjects for the degree of MA in Applied Linguistics and the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics through OCL (Off-Campus Learning). The MA sequence comprises three compulsory units in the Masters Qualifying / Postgraduate Diploma program (4th year level) and any four of a range of 5th year elective units (see below). Each unit takes 13 weeks (one semester) to complete. Studying full time (2 subjects per semester) students could qualify for the Masters degree in two years, whilst students wishing to qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma (equivalent to Masters Qualifying) could complete this in as little as one year full time. Part time study takes twice as long, in each case. A maximum of ten years can be taken to finish either award. The media used to teach these units include print materials such as textbooks and workbooks and also audiovisual aids such as audio cassettes and video tapes.
The Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Applied Linguistics Course by Off-Campus Learning (OCL)
The Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Applied Linguistics (OCL) deal with applications of linguistics to professional and social contexts in which language plays a crucial role. Present offerings are particularly suited to teachers of English as a mother tongue, as a second or foreign language, to teachers of languages other than English, to generalist primary school teachers, to language advisors, language consultants and those concerned with multicultural and language policies.
Entry requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma and MA
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma should hold at least a pass bachelors degree with results at credit standard in the third part of the major sequence. MA applicants should hold at least a pass bachelors degree with a major sequence in linguistics or a major sequence in English or another language, with results at least at credit standard in the third part of the major sequence. Applicants holding an appr opriate honours degree with a grade of H2B or above, or the equivalent, may be exempt from all or part of the Masters Qualifying program, but may be required to take additional units in lieu, unless they are exempt from at least three of the Masters Qualifying subjects.
Further inquiries regarding course content and structure should be made directly to:
Linguistics PG Coursework Coordinator (OCL)
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University, Vic 3800
Telephone: (03) 9905 2223
Fax: (03) 9905 5437