Master of Science in Linguistics & Literature


The MS in English Linguistics and Literature is a two year, four semester course designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of language, linguistics and literature with added areas of interest for research. Students will be offered four core modules of 3 credits each which will allow them to opt for either English literature or linguistics specialization modules. The program provides a thorough understanding of theoretical as well as practical applications of various modern and contemporary developments in the fields of linguistics and literature. The program will help students to explore the interdisciplinary aspect of language, linguistics, and literature and how these three dimensions interrelate and exist as integral parts of the whole, and yet have an independent existence as well. On the whole, the program is oriented to the study of and impact of literature in the evolution and development of cultural consciousnesses, and its role as an invaluable record of the significant advancements in human civilization. It also emphasizes the enrichment of knowledge and understanding of concepts, present issues and concerns and up-to-date research in the core areas of linguistics and language.

The Program Objectives

The prime objective of the MS program in English Linguistics and Literature is to provide an interdisciplinary field of study that identifies, investigates, and offers research solutions to language, linguistics and literature related issues. It provides a professional qualification and specialist training in the discipline, and may prepare for doctoral level study. The program aims to equip students with an understanding of key issues and research findings in linguistics and literature related to the position of English at the international level as the lingua franca and with the skills to make a substantial professional contribution to the field.

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria as approved by BASAR will be applied:

  • A 16 years degree, in the relevant field, from an accredited educational institution with Second Division (annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system)
  • No third division (annual system) or D grade (semester system) throughout the academic career.
  • GAT (General) with 50% marks minimum.

Grading Criteria

Graduate Rules of CUI will be applied.

Scheme of Studies

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