MS/M.Phil in English (Literature)


The Department of English was established in 2015, it is a center of academic, intellectual and cultural activities. Apart from running its four full-time programs i.e. BS English (Four-year), MA English(Language and Literature), M.Phil Literature in English, and M.Phil Applied Linguistics, the department provides support to all other departments of the university by offering interdisciplinary courses, e.g. Functional English, Academic Reading & Writing, Communication Skills etc. These classes are being taught by the trained and qualified faculty members. Further updating in the designed scheme of studies will be sought to make the programs more effective and quality oriented. The courses have been designed to help students develop a strong knowledge-base in each specific area and be able to apply their knowledge to discuss the domain-specific issues and seek solutions to various problems.
Research is the major component of our study programs. Thesis is the compulsory requirement for BS English and the two M.Phil degree programs. It is optional in MA English program. Our students conduct research on a variety of topics from Literature and Applied Linguistics under the supervision of learned advisors.
The faculty of the Department of English comprises qualified and experienced teachers who are able to teach the approved courses. The department is an excellent English Language and Literature learning/teaching platform and is committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a diverse range of students by providing opportunities of taught courses and research. Besides promoting a vibrant research culture, the Department of English is committed to embracing the progressive research and reinforcing existing thought patterns. The intended focus of the department is on achieving excellence in research of practical importance. One of the main objectives of the Department is to promote research on local languages, such as Urdu, Pahari, Hindko, Gojri, etc.
The English Department at Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University, Nerian Sharif AJK falls helps students build knowledge of the content and methods of literary studies. In addition, our faculty is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge. The students of English department will pursue careers in education, research, business, law, government, and publishing. The Department’s policies and its reading- and writing-intensive curriculum demonstrate our commitment to the liberal arts.
• To provide appropriate pedagogies – including class size – and environments (classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead o student retention and success as well as an increase in the number of majors and minors.
• To help students see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate work.
• To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service learning
• To assure that students encounter creativity crucial to English studies through readings by professional writers.
• To balance the needs of general education – communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies – with those of the major.
Profile PictureSaadia Saba Ms.Saadia Saba
Program Coordinator
Completed Masters, from IIU, Islamabad.
Completed MS, from Foundation University, Islamabad.
Specialization: Linguistics
Ph: 051-4101539

The students will study eight courses, four courses in each semester over a period of one year. They must study two core courses (“Literary Criticism and Theory” and “Advanced Research and Bibliographic Methods), one in each semester. They will study six elective courses, three in each semester. Each course is of 3CH.Total:24 CH in taught Courses and 6 CH in thesis.


1st Semester
Course Code Course Credit Hours
Literary Criticism and Theory(Core) 03
Optional 1 03
Optional 2 03
Optional 3 03
Total 12
2nd Semester
Course Code Course Credit Hours
Advanced Research and Bibliographic Methods(Core) 03
Optional 1 03
Optional 2 03
Optional 3 03
Total 12
3rd &4th Semester
Course Code Course Credit Hours
Eng-1300 Thesis(20,000 -25,000 words) 6 CH


  • Total number of Courses=8
  • Total Credit Hours= 30
1st semester fee:Rs.48,400/-
2nd to last Semester fee:38,400/-

List of optional courses in 1st semester

  • Elizabethan and Restoration Drama
  • Aesthetics& Literary Genres
  • American Literature – I (Novel and Short Story)
  • Women’s Writings
  • Comparative Literature

List of optional courses in 2nd semester

  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • American Literature – II (Drama and Poetry)
  • World Literature in Translation
  • Postcolonial Studies
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