MS English Linguistics


The MS in English Linguistics is a two year (four semester) course designed to provide a thorough understanding of theoretical as well as practical applications of various modern and contemporary developments in the fields of English Linguistics. This program will prepare scholars for a doctoral level research study. The philosophy of the MS English Linguistics program is to provide the highest quality of education and training to students in order to prepare talented future leaders for academia. These leaders will be committed to attain theoretical knowledge and apply that knowledge into practice to develop new dimensions for Pakistani academia with the changing environmental needs that meet the standards of excellence.

Eligibility criteria

  • Sixteen years of education with specialization in English from an accredited educational institution
  • NTS (GAT General test) with 50% marks
  • No third division or D grade throughout the academic career


The key aims and objectives of the MS English Linguistics program are to:

  • produce quality postgraduates with 21st century skills in English Language
  • introduce the learners to courses from diverse fileds to promote transdisciplinary and critical thinking, linguistic and text analysis in their historical, socio-political, cultural and philosophical contexts to develop an understanding of different domains of linguistic and rhetorical skills
  • develop capabilities among students and motivate them to produce research oriented output

Programme structure

Category Number of Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses 04 12
Elective Courses 04 12
Thesis - 06
Total 08 30

Faculty Profile

Currently there are 19 full time faculty members teaching English in Humanities Department:

  • Seven faculty members hold a Ph.D. degree
  • Twelve faculty members hold an M.Phil. degree

Career prospects / opportunities

  • English as a foreign/second language teacher.
  • Marketing executive with specialization in language content.
  • Public relations officer with expertise in communication.
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader/copy writer/ editor as language/contents expert.
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Higher/Secondary school teacher and lecturer at a college/university
  • Speech and language therapist (with some more specialization).
  • Civil Servant

Teaching Methodology

Methods of teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Group studies
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Conference participation
  • Presentations

This methodological combination enables students to develop the following transferable intellectual skills by integrating them in the curriculum of different offered courses:

  • Conceptual skills
  • Human skills
  • Technical skills (subject related know-how)
  • Analytical skills
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening skills
  • Research Skills


Typically, students are assessed on the following criteria:

Items Percentage
Homework/Assignments/Quizzes 25
Midterm 25
Final Exam 50

Curriculum Development

Suggestions/proposals are collected from faculty and academic area in-charges. These suggestions/proposals are discussed in the Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC). If accepted by the DARC, these recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Studies (BoS) for further consideration. Accepted proposals are then forwarded to the Board of Faculty (BoF). If approved by the BoF, recommendations are then finally get approved by the Academic Council to be included as part of the curriculum.

Quality Assurance

Quality of education under this programme is monitored at the departmental and institutional level. At the departmental level:

  • Academic Area heads are appointed to monitor content and quality of the courses
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is generated to ensure coverage and monitor delivery of lectures
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is discussed in detail in Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC) meetings.
  • Academic area heads provide feedback to the faculty members who incorporate and adjust the contents accordingly.

For more information, please email Dr. Asif Ikram at