Master of Arts (Applied)

University of Waikato

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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent, & normally a Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching or equivalent

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have advanced knowledge of the application of linguistic theories, principles and concepts to the examination of practical issues including, but not limited to, research methodologies in applied linguistics, first and second language acquisition, cross-cultural approaches to learning and teaching, language teaching and assessment, language policy and planning at national and institutional levels, the analysis of discourse, the development of (electronic) literacy, and computer-mediated learning. They will have the ability to critically evaluate current scholarship in the discipline of applied linguistics, and to develop lines of argument and make sound academic judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of applied linguistics.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Language and Literature at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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