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M.Phil Linguistics

Program Overview

Areas: Linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics

Duration: 4 semesters, 2 years

Credits: 33

Career Paths: Language teaching, publishing (writers, editor, translator), communications and public relations, advertising, civil services, speech-language pathologist/therapist, audiologist, interpreter

  • Program Description

    This program offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding in selected areas of Linguistics. The broad range of subjects includes the core course modules such as introduction to linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax and semantics and pragmatics. The complex workings of language playing a central role in society and in different social settings will be explored in subjects like sociolinguistics. Knowledge about the latest research in psycholinguistics will also be provided. The students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge of the theories learnt during the course of their study to research projects for continuous assessment.

    The aim of the Department of Linguistics at SE is to provide basic education in the nature of human language and linguistic theory and to train graduate students as linguists and as researchers in the major areas of linguistics.

  • Admission Requirement

    MA graduates in TESL, ELM and Education as well as related disciplines with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply for M. Phil in Linguistics. To qualify for Phd in future, the student must achieve a CGPA of 3.0. The candidate must fulfill all other MS/M.Phil requirements as directed by BNU Admission Office.

    A candidate seeking admission to the MS / M.Phil Educational Leadership and Management must have to clear the NTS (General test) and BNU – SE interview.

  • Courses

    • Year One (Fall Semester)

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs.
      LIN 7101 Introduction to Linguistics 3
      LIN 7202 Semantics and Pragmatics 3
      LIN 7102 Phonetics and Phonology 3
    • Year One (Spring Semester)

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs.
      LIN 7203
      LIN 7204
      LIN 7205
      LIN 7206
      SL 7301
      1 optional course to be selected from the following options:
      Educational Linguistics
      Corpus Linguistics
      Psycholinguistics
      Translation Studies
      Language Planning and Policy
      World Classics through Films
      Social & Political History of Urdu through Visual and Aural Media
      3
      LIN 7103 Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics 3
      SE 7301 Quantitative Research Methodology 3
    • Year Two (Fall Semester)

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs.
      SE 7302 Qualitative Research Methodology 3
      LIN 7201 Morphology and Syntax 3
    • Year Two (Spring Semester)

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs.
      LIN 7409 Dissertation 9

    Total Credit Hours: 33

  • Degree Requirement

    Successful completion of credit hours and dissertation