Master of Arts (Applied)

University of Waikato

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1 Year

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,900 $7,900
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,945 $7,945
Total $15,845 $15,845

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,746
Earnings range $33,772 - $62,256
In employment 65%
In further study 25%
On a benefit 5%

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

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Up to $10,000.

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Gemini Trust Disability Scholarship

Provided by:

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up to $10,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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