GIFT University offers a challenging two year MA English Language and Literature degree program, a unique blend of literature and language courses with an optional research component. The courses offered for each session are selected from a range of 23 courses given below (12 literature + 10 language core courses plus 01 elective curse of 3 credit hours). For the 2015–2017 session, 22 core courses (12 literature & 10 language) plus 1 elective course are offered, totalling 23 courses of 69 credit hours.
The MA English program opens a whole new world of ideas and thoughts for students. Since its inception the Department has adopted the policy of making students responsible for their learning through promoting interactive reading of prescribed critical texts. Coming from backgrounds that do not encourage reading, this is not an easy task as they have never learned to interact with texts. By the end of the program their capacity for reading, critical thinking and evaluation is built up – an experience invariably cherished and valued.
The goal is to make students understand, analyse and use their knowledge of the English language as professionals in practical life. It prepares them to take up diverse jobs in the market which require a good knowledge of English. As the program builds students’ capacity for reading, critical thinking and evaluation, careers in diverse fields ranging from advertising, journalists’ writing, creative art, film and drama, activity to research, management and legal studies are opened up.
The university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed 14 years of education preferably with English Literature as an elective subject. More specific criteria are:
BA / BSc or any other equivalent degree approved by the Higher Education Commission with at least 2nd division.
Applicants holding either of the above mentioned degrees are required to appear in a test designed by the University. Short listed candidates appear for an interview and those clearing the interview are selected.
The program is a blend of English literature and language – two sides of the same coin. The literature component covers different periods and genres while linguistic component not only examines the usual social, cultural and psychological aspects but also focuses on areas of modern interest such as semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis especially language of literary works. The two year program is of 69 credit hours offering 23 taught core courses (12 literature + 10 linguistics) of 3 credit hours each plus one elective / OR a dissertation of 3 credit hours. The program is spread over two years as follows:
No. of Regular Semesters 4
Credit Hour Fee 2,450
Total Credit Hour 69
Total Program Fee 209,050
Semester Fee 36,750
Total Semester Fee 43,250