Postgraduate study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a variety of postgraduate qualifications, ranging from graduate certificates to PhD programmes.

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers a range of study options beyond Bachelor's level. These include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, Honours degrees, Master's degrees, and PhDs.

For information about the PhD programme, see the PhD page.


Applied Linguistics

Enhance your Bachelor's degree with postgraduate study and gain advanced knowledge and skills in Postgraduate Applied Linguistics.


Build on your degree and advance your linguistic knowledge and skills with postgraduate study. Find out more about Postgraduate Linguistics.


Enhance your career prospects—get advanced knowledge and skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Explore Postgraduate TESOL.


Graduate qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics or TESOL)

For those who have already completed an undergraduate degree, the GDipArts provides a graduate qualification in Linguistics or TESOL without having to complete another Bachelor’s degree. Contact either the Linguistics Programme Director or the TESOL Programme Director for more information.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a one-trimester (12-week) introductory programme in TESOL teaching for graduates. No previous teaching experience is required.

Postgraduate qualifications

We offer three Master's programmes in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and TESOL. Each of these 180-point Master's programmes is part of a family of qualifications that includes a 120-point postgraduate diploma and a 60-point postgraduate certificate.

Master of Linguistics

Pursue your passion for linguistics with a Master’s programme that will equip you for a range of language-related careers. Find out more about the Master of Linguistics.

Master of Applied Linguistics

Develop your knowledge and expertise in Applied Linguistics, and design research projects related to your own professional needs and interests. Find out more about the Master of Applied Linguistics.

Master of TESOL

Develop your expertise in teaching English—or any language—to speakers of other languages. Find out more about the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Linguistics only)

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Linguistics combines 400-level courses for graduates with a BA in Linguistics. For further information, refer to the Bachelor of Arts with Honours or read more about studying Linguistics at postgraduate level.

MA by thesis

The 120-point Master of Arts (by thesis) is also available for applicants who have completed prior graduate or postgraduate study in the relevant subject.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics)