Do you have a deep interest in the workings of language? The Master of Applied Linguistics is a professionally relevant degree for students intrigued by the complex relationship between structural and functional elements of language and its social, cognitive and cultural manifestations. The degree focuses on the traditional core areas of language structure, including the sound system (phonetics and phonology), grammar (morphology and syntax) and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). You will also examine how contemporary linguists deal with issues of language acquisition and use, and intercultural communication. You can expand your knowledge by studying linguistic diversity in urban settings and Indigenous contexts or by learning about language policies which impact multilingual and multicultural communities.