Postgraduate course planner

Use our course planner guide to plan your postgraduate study in TESOL or Applied Linguistics.

When you study postgraduate TESOL or Applied Linguistics with us, you need to choose some core courses, which are required, and some elective courses, which you can choose more freely.

Our courses are organised into four "strands"—Teaching practice, Language awareness, Understanding language learning, and Research methods. When you do a postgraduate TESOL or Applied Linguistics degree, you'll need to take a certain number of courses from each strand.

Not every course is offered in every trimester. Use our course planner guide to help you select the courses that will make up your degree.

Each course is worth 15 points unless otherwise noted.

Postgraduate TESOL requirements

  • MTESOL: Complete seven core courses—three from Strand 1 and two each from Strands 2 and 3—and five elective courses that you can choose from any of the strands.
  • PGDipTESOL: Complete six core courses—three from Strand 1, two from Strands 2, and one from Strand 3—and two elective courses.
  • PGCertTESOL: Complete four core courses—two from Strand 1 and one each from Strands 2 and 3.

Postgraduate Applied Linguistics requirements

  • MAppLing: Complete LALS 540 and LALS 541, and 150 further points from the courses listed below.
  • PGDipAppLing: Complete LALS 540 and LALS 541 and 90 further points from the courses listed below.
  • PGCertAppLing: Complete LALS 540 and/or LALS 541 and further courses from the list below to make up 60 points.

Explore our learning strands

See what courses are available in each trimester

Strand 1: Teaching practice
Strand 2: Language awareness
Strand 3: Understanding language learning
Strand 4: Research methods