UniversityVictoria University of Wellington
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
60 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Jul 2024
Victoria University of Wellington
Develop your knowledge and expertise in Applied Linguistics, and design research projects related to your own professional needs and interests.
Dive into the research
Topics include how language shapes identity, how language knowledge is structured in the lexicon, how theoretical accounts of language acquisition inform pedagogical practice, and how to assess competence in a second or additional language.
The University's Applied Linguistics programme is highly regarded worldwide. It has a strong international orientation that reflects New Zealand’s unique position in the Asia–Pacific region. Our graduates have gone on to teach English and work in educational leadership roles in New Zealand and around the globe.
Study full time or part time—whatever suits your needs best. You can choose to study on campus, online, or through a combination of the two. Start your study at the beginning of any trimester—February, July, or November.
To be accepted into this programme you'll need to have:
Proof of English proficiency
To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)
EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5
Application deadlines: Trimester 1 - 1 Dec; Trimester 2 - 1 May and Trimester 3 - 1 Sep.