UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Academic Programs

MPhil Applied Linguistics

Introduction

The MPhil Applied Linguistics program is one of the most successful research programs of the university and a large number of graduates have successfully completed their MPhil program from DELL.

The MPhil scholars are required to study eight courses, over a period of three semesters. The MPhil scholars take a core course each on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods to prepare to do research and writing thesis. Other core courses include General Linguistics, Phonetics & Phonology, Syntactic Theory, Semantics & Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. These courses are designed to cover the basic levels of linguistic analysis and explore the functions of language in society. The eight courses earn the scholars a total number of 24 credit hours; each course earns them 3 credit hours individually. After accumulating 24 credit hours through coursework, the MPhil scholars are required to write a thesis of minimum 20,000 words, on a topic of their own choosing, which is original and relevant to their intellectual and social context. The thesis earns the scholars a total of 6 credit hours and its completion is a prerequisite for the completion of MPhil degree. The research work in thesis is conducted under the supervision of an officially nominated supervisor.

Core Courses

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Selective Courses

  • General Linguistics
  • Advance Phonetics & Phonology
  • Syntactic Theory
  • Semantics & Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics

Elective Courses

  • Research in Applied Linguistics
  • Approaches to Language Acquisition
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • ELT Management
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Multiculturalism
  • Technology in Language Teaching
  • Translation Studies
  • Adaptation Studies
  • Emerging Issues in ELT
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Applied Lexicology
  • Advancement in Second Language Acquisition
  • Developments in Syntactic Theory

Thesis (compulsory)

Thesis (minimum 20,000 words)

Admission Criterion

BS English (minimum CGPA 2.5) or MA English (minimum 45% marks) or any other equivalent degree. Subject test, interview and GAT General Test or U-GAT (50% marks).

PROGRAM SUMMARY

DURATION

2-YEAR

CREDIT HOURS

30

COURSEWORK

24

THESIS

6

ADMISSION CRITERION

BS English (min. CGPA 2.5) or

MA English (min. 45% marks) or

any other equivalent degree.

Subject Test, Interview & GAT General Test or U-GAT (50% marks)

Guidelines for MPhil Thesis 

Research Areas for MPhil Thesis

Chairperson

Dr Muhammad Shaban
ell.cod@umt.edu.pk, shaban@umt.edu.pk 

For Addmission Queries:

ask@umt.edu.pk

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