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Enquire now to find out how when you study linguistics at ANU, you’re learning from the best in the world. ANU has the largest concentration of linguists in the southern hemisphere, and over 50 years’ experience documenting little-known languages of the Asia Pacific region. We also offer research programs across more languages than any other Australian university.

A Master of General and Applied Linguistics is your perfect introduction to the expertise of our teaching staff. This program, which requires no previous linguistics training, will develop your understanding of the nature of language through a study of semantics, syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. It will equip you with an understanding of human communication, and advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, all highly-transferable to a range of careers. Many students also use their Master of General and Applied Linguistics as a stepping-stone to a linguistics PhD.

A Master of General and Applied Linguistics (Research) is for students with prior knowledge of linguistics or a related area. In this program of professional development you will investigate how an understanding of language can be put to use in a variety of contexts, allowing you to further your career in language teaching, speech pathology, audiology, interpreting, translation, and cross-cultural communication.

Visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.

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Enquire now to hear more from ANU or email us at asiapacific@anu.edu.au to organise a time to talk with current students, program advisers, or the academics who teach this program.


Graduate profile

Greg Dickson

Speaking of salvation

"For me, learning about Aboriginal languages is fascinating on a linguistic level but it’s also part of Australia’s history, and I feel like you can do something that’s worthwhile socially, with social justice aspects tied to it. I love what I do, because I feel like I’m doing something useful and meaningful at the same time."

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