UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Academic Programs

MPhil English Literature

Introduction

Keeping in view the importance of literature and demand in the academia, the Department offers a comprehensive and competitive MPhil English Literature program. This program is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive overview of all the major dimensions / genres of English literature, as well as a focused, intensive approach to certain specific areas of specialization. Another very important purpose is to introduce the students to the historical / evolutionary developments in English literature that have occurred through the ages with a special focus on the various dimensions of modern and contemporary literature.

MPhil English Literature program consists of coursework extending to three semesters. The students take eight courses, each of 3 credit hours and accumulate 24 credit hours in total by the end of their coursework. Five of these courses are compulsory, including Research Methods, Literary Criticism & Theory, Semantics & Pragmatics, Classical Greek & English Renaissance Drama and Postcolonial Literature. In addition to compulsory courses, every student is required to take three optional ones. After finishing the coursework, students write a compulsory dissertation on a topic of their own choice. The students should choose a topic which makes a significant contribution to the field. The thesis earns them 6 credit hours; equivalent to two courses. The research work in thesis is conducted under the supervision of an officially nominated supervisor.

Core Courses

  • Literary Criticism & Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Semantics & Pragmatics
  • Classical Greek and English Renaissance Drama
  • Postcolonial Literature

Elective Courses

  • Modern Literature
  • American Literature
  • Feminism: Theory and Literature
  • African Literature in English
  • Crime Fiction
  • General Linguistics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Pakistani Literature in English

Thesis (compulsory)

  • Thesis (minimum 25,000 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)

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