Masters in English Language & Literature (MA English) | GIFT University

Masters in English Language & Literature (MA English)

Career Prospects

The goal of the program is to make students understand, analyze 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 language and literature. As the program builds students’ capacity for reading, critical thinking and evaluation, career in diverse fields ranging from teaching, advertising, journalistic writing, translating, creative art, film and drama, activity to research, management and legal studies are open up. MA English also prepares the students for various competitive examinations where English language skills are vital for success.


Program Description

MA English at GIFT University is a unique fusion of literature and linguistic components. The courses are meticulously designed for the gradual and comprehensive intellectual growth of our students. 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. MA English is further supported by the vibrant Navarasa, the GIFT Dramatics Society, GIFT Linguistics Society and GIFT Literary Society where students of the department get to exercise their skills to practical usage. MA English at GIFT is not a taught program; it is a lifestyle steeped in literary taste and linguistic excellence.


Program Objectives:

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. The Department also encourages the students to engage in activities like performance of literary text and participation in oratory and writing contests to ensure application of learned skills. By the end of the program their capacity for reading, critical thinking and practical application of the learned knowledge and skills is built up – an experience invariably cherished and valued in future.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed 14 years of education (BA / BSc or any other equivalent degree) with at least 2nd division preferably with English Literature as an elective subject.

More specific admission criteria is as follows

  • Relevant level NTS test is also acceptable for admissions
  • The prospective students will have to appear in a written admission test.
  • The students who clear the written admission test will have to appear before a departmental committee for interview.
  • Only those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria and clear written and oral tests are recommended for admission.

Program Structure:


Structure Courses Credit Hours

Core (Linguistics)

11 33

Core (Literature)

10 30

Social Integration

1 3

Elective / Dissertation

1 3


23 69


Minimum Eligibility:


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 is:

  • Relevant level NTS test is also acceptable for admissions
  • BA / BSc or any other equivalent degree approved by the Higher Education Commission.

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 Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.


General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.


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