Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics




This program will be available for applications to commence study from First Semester, 2021

Please indicate your interest in the Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics with this Expression of Interest Form.

The human capacity for language is at the heart of the study of linguistics. The field encompasses the nature of different languages and the nature of language as a cognitive and social phenomenon. It asks questions such as: How do we communicate? In what ways are languages different and similar? How do we learn language? Why does language change over time? What is the relationship between mind and language?

The Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics will introduce you to linguistic theory, analysis, and associated methodologies, and offer the opportunity to study language as a cognitive, social, and historical process.

Study options

Available both full-time and part-time.


0.5 years full-time, or 1 year part-time.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Further studies

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a stand alone award, or as a pathway into the Master of General and Applied Linguistics.

Career opportunities

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

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