M.Phil English


M.Phil. program is a 02-year rigorous program that is divided into two major portions, a taught portion and a research portion. During the M.Phil. 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.


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

Career Prospects

  • Ph.D. in English
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Content Analysts
  • Education-Based NGOs
  • Research Assistant
  • Journalism
  • Showbiz

Eligibility Criteria

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

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

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

Programs Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

Scheme of Study M.Phil English Program

Total Credit Hours = 30

Research Methodology (Core)
Literary Theory (Core)
Stylistics (Core)
Trends in Contemporary Linguistics (Core)
Thesis / Coursework
Elective Courses
Discourse Analysis
Critical Theory
Postcolonial Studies
Women’s Writings
World Literature in English
Lexicology and Lexicography
Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Intercultural Studies
Semantics and Pragmatics
Applied Linguistics
Systemic Functional Linguistics
Transformational Generative Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Educational Linguistics
New Trends in Contemporary Linguistics
Clinical and Neurolinguistics
Pakistani Literature in English
Postmodern American Literature
Postmodern Fiction


  1. This scheme of studies is mainly based on the HEC guidelines as provided in the Curriculum of English Studies approved by The Curriculum Division (HEC) effective from 2018 with some modifications as permitted taking into consideration the need of the students and the expertise available at the department.
  2. The student will have the option to complete their degree with or without opting for research project in the light of instructions given by the HEC.