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Study Program Profile

Master Degree of

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics Master Program had attained a rank “B” status from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi or BAN-PT) in 2017 under Decree No. 3882/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/M/X/2017. This status was received as its first accreditation submission since its operation permit (No. 4903/D/T/2006) issued on December 21, 2006 by the Directorate General of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia. In 2022, this study program will be re-accredited.

Applied linguistics itself is by its nature an interdisciplinary field of study that connects language studies (theoretical) with real practice (empirical studies), which places language as a central issue (Brumft, 1995). In the 1980s, applied linguistics was identified as the field closely juxtaposed with teaching, learning, and language acquisition. However, in its development, applied linguistics is no longer limited to these three studies. It intertwines with other disciplines, such as the media (for example, in media discourse and media communication), translation, language planning, law, etc. It adopts a language study perspective, such as (critical) discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, sociocultural theories, literacy, stylistics, and sociolinguistics. Applied linguistics draws its studies from scientific traditions, such as cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, generative linguistics, and systemic functional linguistics (Simpson, 2011). By this, in answering the question “the extent the cross-subject nature can be reflected on the assessment” can be seen in the assessment process as well as the documentation of each course (see the assessment documentation). However, the assessment results have not yet been supported by the quality assurance process, i.e., the extent this implicates the graduates’ employment in their professional work or other pertinent evaluation methods.

The curriculum of our study program is designed based on the Indonesian National Qualification Framework. Our national framework for qualification ranking juxtaposes, equalizes, and integrates various education fields, job training, and work experiences (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Decree No. 3/2020, Chapter 1, Article 1, Paragraph 4). This qualification is designed to meet the market demand, i.e., the graduates’ competencies that comply with the job structures in various sectors) issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia. In this sense, our curriculum can arguably be perceived as a reflecting outcome-based education. Our master program operates within this framework, particularly based on Indonesian National Qualification Framework level 8, i.e., the graduates should be able to develop knowledge, technology, and arts in their respective disciplines; able to solve scientific, technological, and artistic problems through the deployment of inter-/trans-/multi-disciplinary approaches; able to manage research and development that are beneficial to society and science as well as gain national and international recognition. National Standards for Higher Education 2020 is also deployed as one of the policy references that regulates our university’s business process and the study program. Based on this curriculum framework (based on Indonesian National Qualification Framework level 8 and National Standards for Higher Education 2020), it can be argued that the level of our curriculum is on the level, i.e., to broaden or deepen the students’ existing knowledge based on their prior education.