M.Phil English


MPhil program is a 02-year rigorous program that is divided into two major portions, a taught portion and a research portion. During the MPhil English program, students are given opportunities to explore theoretical knowledge as well as establish a strong foundation or research. A Research thesis project is assigned under the supervision of a research supervisor—our M.Phil. English programs scrutinize a variety of challenges and problems related to language in contemporary society. Among these, the most prominent issues include second and foreign language education. The students are encouraged to work in the areas of corpus linguistics, bilingualism, and multilingualism, child language development, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural pragmatics, discourse and conversational analysis, intercultural communication, language teaching, the effectiveness of A/V Aids in classroom teaching and learning, trends in post-modern literature, critical theories to be applied on text, neo-classicism, and translational studies.

Program Educational Outcomes (MPhill)

The principal program objectives of the MPhil English program are


To provide students a well-rounded education in linguistics and literature


To provide a well-designed and integrated scheme of academic studies


To provide structured which support the academic development of students


To prepare our graduates to explore market opportunities in the market and for further study.


To provide the students with the opportunity to pursue courses that emphasizes quantitative and theoretical aspects of linguistics and literature

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

To meet the Program Objectives, the Department of English graduates such professional and competent language specialists who will be able to demonstrate the following measurable outcomes:


Analytical and problem-solving skills.


Comprehensive understanding of research methodology.


Improvement in cognitive and independent thinking


Skills to present their ideas, finding gaps effectively in the relevant fields, and must provide solutions to the existing problems.


It enables researchers to produce innovative areas of language development


It enhances their critical thinking and logical reasoning


It facilitates learners to develop their career in the relevant field, which enhances their professional skills


To become syllabus designers and critiques for specific field


To trim their personal and interpersonal skills


To evaluate language at different levels

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education in relevant filed from HEC recognized DAI will be required for admission.
  • The GAT-General (CAT-B) (www.nts.org.pk/gat/gat.asp) / ISP-Admit Test conducted by the National Testing Service with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required at the time of admission.


Career Prospects

Ph.D. in English

Teaching opportunities

Content Analysts

Education-Based NGOs

Research Assistant





For M.Phil English program NOC is granted by HEC Pakistan.


Scheme of Study M.Phil English Program

Total Credit Hours = 30

Research Methodology Elective Elective
Literary Theory Critical Theory Trends in Contemporary Linguistics (Core)
Elective Elective

Elective Courses

Discourse Analysis Stylistics Postcolonial Studies
Sociolinguistics Women’s Writings World Literature in English
Lexicology and Lexicography Inter-cultural Studies Semantics and Pragmatics
Translation Studies Applied Linguistics Systemic Functional Linguistics
Transformational Generative Linguistics Educational Linguistics New Trends in Contemporary Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics Clinical and Neurolinguistics Pakistani Literature in English
Postmodern American Literature Postmodern Fiction