Postgraduate Linguistics Programmes

At postgraduate level, you can pursue the following taught programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics

Policymakers have relied on folk beliefs about language for long enough. Languages are dying. Literacy levels are falling. Misconceptions about language are causing confusion.

We need experts. Researchers. Analysts. Advocates.

If you want to join a dynamic team of people who are passionate about trying to do better for this region’s languages and cultures, step up now.

Courses: AL400, LN411, LN413, LN416

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching

Calling all English teachers …

This programme is for you if you want to

  • delve deeper into theories of language learning
  • apply these theories to the Pacific context
  • learn new tips and tricks to build your confidence
  • work with new technologies in the classroom

Courses: LN411, LN416, LN418, LN419

Master of Arts by Coursework in English Language Teaching & Leadership
  • Are you an experienced English teacher looking to move into leadership roles?
  • Are you a school leader who wants to learn more about language?
  • Do you work in a language-related curriculum, assessment or policy role?

If so, this programme was launched in 2023 to meet your needs! Instead of asking teachers to pursue EITHER leadership qualifications OR further studies in their own subject area, we bring you BOTH AT ONCE!


LN411, LN416, LN418, LN419

AL400, ED491

Plus 2 from LN413, ED454, ED455, ED468, ED492, ED493

Course descriptions

View course descriptions for all Linguistics (LN) courses at the link below.

For those pursuing the MA by Coursework in English Language Teaching & Leadership, you can find course descriptions for the relevant Education (ED) courses on the Education webpages or in the USP Handbook & Calendar.

Progression to a research degree

If you are interested in our postgraduate research degrees, we offer:

  • MA by supervised research project
  • MA by thesis
  • PhD by thesis

Find out more on our research student pages.

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