Global communications

Language in context

Master of English in a Global Context 


This course has been discontinued for 2019 entry.


The Master of English in a Global Context (MEGC) is a unique program accredited by the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education↗ and delivered by Hawthorn-Melbourne. The program concentrates on the development of high level language, research and academic skills while exploring social, cultural and linguistic concepts relating to English as a global language. 

MEGC will develop your confidence and competence as an international English communicator. 

MEGC is suitable for academics and professionals, from any field, if you need to develop high level professional English skills for your career or if you have an interest in the diverse issues relating to language development and its use.

Outcomes

As a MEGC graduate, you will:

  • Be able to produce, understand and evaluate complex oral and written material in English appropriate to a variety of professional contexts.
  • Understand the English language and its variability in different social contexts.
  • Appreciate how to acquire and develop language skills and other knowledge in and through English.
  • Be able to use English in a variety of social and professional contexts.
  • Learn how to learn a language and continue to develop your English independently.
  • Articulate your knowledge appropriately in English.
  • Exhibit analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Work independently to achieve goals and to promote your own language development learning.
  • Interact effectively when required with others without being inhibited by English.

The program is only available to students for whom English is a second or foreign language.

Entry into the program requires a recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, plus demonstrated proficiency in English with minimum scores: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 no band less than 6.0 or;
  • TOEFL (paper-based test) 577 + TWE 4.5 or;
  • TOEFL (computer-based test) 233 + 4.5 essay rating or;
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 or;
  • PTE (Academic) 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50.

Course structure

Professional and Academic Communication Skills
(25 credit points, 150 hours)

Advanced English Communication Skills
(25 credit points, 150 hours)

 

Refer to the handbook↗ for full subject descriptions. 

English as an International Language
(12.5 credit points, 24 hours)

Research Methodology
(12.5 credit points, 28 hours)

InterCultural Communication
(12.5 credit points, 24 hours)

Language Communication & Society
(12.5 credit points, 36 hours)

Refer to the handbook↗ for full subject descriptions. 

Translating Language & Culture
(12.5 credit points, 24 hours)

Language Use in Context
(12.5 credit points, 36 hours)

Capstone Research Project
(25 credit points, 24 hours)


Refer to the handbook↗ for full subject descriptions. 

Course dates

MEGC is a one year program with two intakes each year; you can start in February or July. 

Semester dates Semester break Assessment week
2018  
26 February 2018 to 8 June 2018 30 March 2018 to 6 April 2018 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018
16 July 2018 to 26 October 2018  3 September 2018 to 7 September 2018 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018 
5 November 2018 to 8 February 2019  20 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 4 February 2019 to 8 February 2019
2019
4 March 2019 to 14 June 2019  22 April 2019 to 26 April 2019  10 June 2019 to 14 June 2019
15 July 2019 to 25 October 2019  2 September 2019 to 6 September 2019  21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019 
4 November 2019 to 15 February 2020  19 December 2019 to 2 January 2020  11 February 2020 to 15 February 2020 

 

 

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