The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one (120-point) or two-year (240-point) options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study.
Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialization.
The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.
In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.
The Master of Arts in Linguistics has been designed to ensure that you receive a broad coverage of the areas that inform the study of Applied Linguistics, and to also give you the opportunity to focus on a specific area of your own choice.
It provides a firm theoretical and research basis for progression to study at doctoral level.
The MA in Applied Linguistics aims to:
Taught 120 points:
A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Language Teaching/TESOL, or in Linguistics, or a language, or another relevant subject, or a PGDipLT, or equivalent. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher.
The following subject may also be considered for entry: Language Education in any language.
If you do not meet the GPE requirement, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is an appropriate pathway to the 120-point Master of Arts.
Many graduates of Linguistics become educators in the tertiary or adult education sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.
Past graduates have gone on to achieve in many different roles, from managing a language school to being involved in academic administration, from coordinating language courses to teaching in Universities, polytechs and English language centers in New Zealand.
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