MA English


Masters of English is an advanced learner degree program that relies partially on some pre existing knowledge of literature and linguistics. It aims at developing English language competence and performance of the learners, as well as enabling them to comprehend the intricacies of English language and its teaching. 

The program has been designed to meet the requirements of English language teaching, while coping up with the diversity of international standards of schooling. So far, numerous graduates of MAE have been successfully placed in various educational institutions, both public and private, as English language educators as well as teacher assistants.

Role and Scope

A large number of English graduates prefer to undertake research, while others use the communication and analytical skills they develop through English language and literature in a variety of careers. These include advertising, acting, publishing, teaching, librarianship, public relations, journalism, the legal professions, management consultancy, editing, freelance writing, forensic acoustics, syllabus designing, language policy making, language pathology, speech therapy, media presentation, writing, and literary criticism.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    4 Semesters, 2 years

  • Eligibility

    Bachelor Degree with minimum second division

  • credit hours



Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-501 Classic poetry 3(3-0)
ENG-503 Greek and Elizabethan drama 3(3-0)
ENG-505 Introduction to IT 3(3-0)
ENG-507 Prose 3(3-0)
ENG-609 Phonetics and Phonology 3(3-0)
ENG-602 General Linguistics 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-603 Modern Drama 3(3-0)
ENG-502 Novel-I 3(3-0)
ENG-504 Romantic and Victorian poetry 3(3-0)
ENG-512 Grammar, Syntax and Semantics 3(3-0)
ENG-604 Literary Criticism 3(3-0)
ENG-514 Applied Linguistics 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-601 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
ENG-511 Pakistan Literature in English 3(3-0)
ENG-605 Modern poetry 3(3-0)
ENG-508 Literary Theory 3(3-0)
ENG-513 Sociolinguistics 3(3-0)
ENG-506 American Literature 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-600 Modern novel 3(3-0)
ENG-607 Postcolonial Studies 3(3-0)
ENG-612 Discourse Analysis 3(3-0)
ENG-606 Stylistics 3(3-0)
ENG-614 Psycholinguistics 3(3-0)
ENG-616 English Language Teaching (ELT) 3(3-0)
ENG-620 Dissertation (6000 to 7000 words) in lieu of course 606 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
  Total Credit Hours 72