MPhil English

Program Description

MPhil English is an intensive degree program that provides its students with a firm ground, both in linguistics and literature. The program encourages independent reading, observation, and analysis; thus, preparing the students for quality academics at the highest level. Overall, it is a well-rounded and thorough program that will enhance a student’s knowledge of language and literature. GIFT University engages some of the best-known teachers and researchers to teach at MPhil level. In addition to on-campus teaching, GIFT provides academic and logistic support to the students to participate in multiple conferences, attend seminars, and engage with other institutes of higher learning.

Career Prospects

The MPhil English Program opens up career prospects in higher education in Pakistan. It prepares the graduates for a diverse range of professional fields, including teaching, journalism, law, publishing, fashion, and fine arts. The graduates also pursue careers in creative writing and a host of public and private sector fields, from content design to research and consultancy, which requires analytical thinking and advanced writing skills. Students of the department of English enter a variety of areas, including civil services, educational administration, translation, public relations, creative art, advertising, and media (television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs etc.).

Program Objectives

With the rising demand for English language teachers at a higher level of education, GIFT University has launched a broad-based program that caters to the needs of the market. The program is designed for English language and literature teachers who want to enhance their knowledge, teaching skills, and language understanding in the field of English literature and linguistics. In addition to the taught courses, the MPhil program provides a unique opportunity for the students to excel in a highly competitive environment so that they may pursue a doctoral degree in Pakistan and abroad.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Graduates holding MA English, MA English Language Teaching (ELT), and MA Teaching of English as Foreign Language (TEFL) degrees, or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the HEC with minimum second division or 2.50 CGPA are eligible to apply.

  • Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Master’s degree (earned under annual system).
  • Candidate has to pass MPhil GIFT University Admission Test with 50 % marks. Alternatively, passed the GAT-General, conducted by NTS at the time of admission and must be valid. However, a provisional admission can be granted, which will be confirmed by the University after the candidate passes the GAT-General test conducted by NTS.