School of Humanities



At a Glance

Faculty : Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department : Dept. of English
Program : Master of Arts in English
Duration : 1 Year & 2 Years (3 & 6 Semesters)
Total Credit : 38 & 74
Academic System : Structured Credit Hour System
To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.

  Frantz Fanon, philosopher & writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism.


MAE is a degree that typically studies the English Language with the relevance based on history, geography, communication, or other of the humanities, philosophy, social sciences, fine arts & it studies or theology. The MAE program provides comprehensive, intensive, and flexible coursework in the advanced study of British and American language for various professional and personal applications. For students who are seeking a masters-level foundation in English & other related fields for instance teaching the English Language at the secondary level or business professionals research, writing, critical thinking and a broader knowledge in the humanities are required. In the Masters programs, students are allowed a much more extensive and in-depth study of the English Linguistics & English Sociolinguistics.

The Department of English offers a 1 and 2 years postgraduate degree on ‘Master of Arts in English (MAE)’. To become a graduate in this field one has to complete 38/74 credits.
The Master of Arts in English provides an opportunity for students to extend and enhance their knowledge of literature studies and skills in textual analysis as part of professional advancement or to pursue an interest in the subject. This program provides advanced study in literary texts, periods, and backgrounds, and in literary and composition theories. It offers theoretical and practical instruction in the teaching of composition and of English as a second language. Its aim is to provide a solid foundation upon which the student can build in areas of special interest. It is intended as both preparation for further graduate training and as a terminal degree.

Entry Requirements

For the 1-year program:
The Minimum entry requirement is a 4-year B.A. (Hons) in English from any recognized university.
For the 2-year program:
The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any recognized university.


Course Curriculum

The required courses for 1-year program are stated below :

Course Type No. of Courses Credit Hours
1. Core Courses 11 33
2. Viva Voce 01 02
3. Thesis 01 03
  Total 13 38


The required courses for 2-year program are stated below :


Course Type No. of Courses Credit Hours
1. Core Courses 33 69
2. Viva Voce 01 02
3. Thesis 01 03
  Total 25 74


Career Scope

The program meets the needs of students who seek a career in teaching English, which needs knowledge of literature, composition, and creative writing and post-graduate study in English, a broad background of humanistic studies, along with critical thinking and writing skills, as training or careers in business and the professions; and personal satisfaction and depth of learning, apart from immediate vocational considerations.

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