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master

Degree

Master of Language and Culture (Research)

Course code: #AK1049

master

Degree

Master of Language and Culture (Research)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $35,100 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Dissertation

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2023 2023-07-16
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2024 2024-07-16

Overview

Master of Language and Culture

Study the AUT Master of Language and Culture and further your understanding of multilingualism, cultural competency, discourse, language education, translation, and interpreting.

Unique in New Zealand, this new master’s degree provides a fresh and flexible approach to applied and sociolinguistics. 

You conduct in-depth research and develop high-level reflective, critical, analytical, and research tools in your chosen field of language and culture.

The Master of Language and Culture is suitable for professionals and graduates with a background in languages, applied and sociolinguistics, education, translation, and interpreting.

 

What you study

You can choose courses related to your area of interest:

  • Language teaching and learning (including TESOL)
  • Multilingualism, translanguaging, and diversity
  • Intercultural communication and competence
  • Research methodology
  • Language and culture analysis
  • Language policy and planning
  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Discourse studies
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and literacy education
  • Digital literacies
  • The languages you have proficiency in (your home language or those learned at school or university)

Complete a thesis or dissertation

You need to complete 60 points from courses before you start your thesis (or 120 points if you choose the 60-point dissertation).

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$46,900

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $35,100

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree with a B (69.50-74.49%) grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent

An applicant’s course of study must be approved by the program leader prior to enrolment.

In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who doesn’t meet the requirements above but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience may be considered for admission.

Career opportunities

  • Language teacher
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Interpreter (including NZ Sign Language Interpreting)
  • Translator
  • Researcher
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel manager
  • International development manager
  • Import and export agent
  • Management consultant
  • Policy adviser
  • International education consultant
  • Business development adviser

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