Postgraduate study

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

Postgraduate study options within the School of Linguistics and Applied Language include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Honours Degrees, Master's Degrees and PhDs.

Follow the links below for further information about postgraduate degree options below PhD level in each subject area. For more 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 Applied Linguistics.


Build on your degree and advance your linguistic knowledge and skills with postgraduate study.

Second Language Learning and Teaching

Take your language study to the next level and gain advanced knowledge and skills in language learning and teaching.


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


Graduate Qualifications

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.

Graduate Diploma in Arts (in 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. Please 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 weeks) introductory programme in TESOL teaching for graduates. No previous teaching experience is required.

Postgraduate Qualifications

Master of Arts (TESOL/Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/Second Language Learning and Teaching)

The Master of Arts (180-points) is delivered by coursework or a combination of coursework and research. Embedded within the MA TESOL programme, we offer two smaller exit qualifications, which draw on courses from the programme:

Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL (60-points, one trimester full-time, or longer if part-time)

Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL (120-points, two trimesters full-time, or longer if part-time)

(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)