Master of Linguistics


Typical courses

  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making
  • Field Methods
  • Graduate Reading Course (Linguistics)
  • Introduction to Syntax
  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Language, Culture and Translation
  • Language and Society
  • Language Change
  • Language in Indigenous Australian Society
  • Language Planning and Language Politics
  • Language Power and Identity
  • Languages in Contact
  • Morphology
  • Phonetics: Sounds of the World’s Languages
  • Phonological Analysis
  • Readings in Applied Linguistics
  • Research Design in (Applied) Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Semantics
  • Seminar on Semantics
  • Special Topics in Linguistics
  • Study of a Language Family
  • Syntactic Theory
  • The History of the English Language
  • The Structure of English

Our rankings

At the ANU you can learn from experts in your field. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings ANU was ranked number one in Australia and 13 in the world for social sciences, and number one in Australia and 17 in the world for arts and humanities.


Applicants should have a four year Bachelor degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australia tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics.