Applied Linguistics



Major, Minor, Sub-Major


Students studying the Applied Linguistics major, sub major or minor will graduate with a broad and coherent body of knowledge in applied linguistics, from the nature of human language and language development to communication both in monolingual and multilingual settings, and with the ability to apply new knowledge and skills in professional settings relevant to their particular interests.

The Applied Linguistics Major, Sub Major and Minor has a strong theoretical, practical, community and industry focus in fields such as education, media, health, business, law and diplomacy. Students will engage with practice-based learning and the teaching-research nexus in their learning experiences, within the environment of a world-class research centre.



Assumed Knowledge



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Language and Communication in Applied Linguistics LANG 1062 4.5 1
Language in Society LANG 1056 4.5 1
Language and Identity LANG 2022 4.5 2
Communication, Work and Organisations LANG 2021 4.5 2
The four courses listed in the Minor plus two of the following:
Language, Meaning and Discourse LANG 3041 4.5 3
Language Policy and Ideology LANG 3039 4.5 3
Language, Influence and Persuasion LANG 3044 4.5 3 Note(s): 2
OR Note(s): 2
Multilingualism: Contact, Change and Mobility LANG 3038 4.5 3 Note(s): 2
Language Learning and Assessment LANG 3037 4.5 3
The Applied Linguistics MAJOR comprises all eight courses in this Schedule




  1. Students intending to study English Language as their second major should consult with their Program Director for a revised schedule.
  2. Students undertaking both the Applied Linguistics major AND the Law, Policy and Politics major should select the course Multilingualism: Contact, Change and Mobility.