MS English

About The Program

MS in English (Linguistics) degree offers a comprehensive exploration of language dynamics. Exploring the linguistics courses which encompass all the aspects of language depth and research equip learners with the tools to separate language structures, social dynamics, and phonetic intricacies. The program also focuses on contemporary aspects and new trends in linguistics which enable students to explore language in the context of evolving technological and digital landscapes. Furthermore, the program is promising in fostering a holistic understanding of English language’s practical applications, cultural significance, and strategic management within various contexts. The thriving job market for MS Linguistics offers opportunities in academia, language technology companies, publishing and media houses, government agencies, and NGOs focused on language preservation and policy-making.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 16 years of education with BS/MA/M.Sc. in English (Linguistics, Literature, ELT, TEFL) or equivalent
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50% marks
  • CUST Admission test/HEC-approved test
  • Interview

Degree Requirement

A student admitted in this program will have to complete the degree requirements by following any one of the options given below:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs course work with 6 Cr. Hrs thesis 30
Course work only (10 Courses) 30

Program Duration

This is normally a two-year program comprising four semesters. There will be a Fall and Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS English (Linguistics) is four years.

CGPA Requirements

A student is required to earn a minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his degree requirements.

Core Courses

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Research Methods in Linguistics RCHE6023 3
Linguistic Theories ENG6013 3
Trends in Linguistics ENG6033 3
Discourse Analysis ENG6003 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Phonetics and Phonology ENG6203 3
Issues in Applied Linguistics ENG6213 3
Digital Media and Language ENG6223 3
Perspectives in Corpus Linguistics ENG6233 3
Semantics and Pragmatics ENG6243 3
Advanced Sociolinguistics ENG6253 3
Narratology ENG6263 3
Language Program Management ENG6273 3
Cultural Studies ENG6283 3
Language, Power and Identity ENG6293 3