PhD English Linguistics & Literature

A PhD in English takes three years to complete, with one year of coursework and two years of research. The program offers routes in English Literature and Applied Linguistics, with the goal of broadening and deepening the knowledge and understanding of scholars in their chosen field. The PhD program is designed for students who want to make significant and innovative contributions to the field of English literature and applied linguistics. The interplay between multi-dimensional study in these two domains is the main focus. This wide foundation will allow students to focus on their own interests in order to perform supervised research that will contribute to their disciplines in a unique way.
PhD English is an excellent option for students with a strong research interest in English Literature and Applied Linguistics. The PhD degree enhances and improves the research skills of students in their chosen fields. As a result, English language and literature experts who are familiar with modern research theories and procedures are produced.

Core Courses

  • Research Thesis
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Criticism
  • Narratology
  • Current Issues in Literary Theory
  • Current Issues in Phenology
  • Advanced Research Seminars

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years of education in the relevant subject  with 3.00/4.00 CGPA or equivalent marks
  • GAT-Subject/International GRE-Subject with required score
  • Passing Entrance test with required marks


Every year, the scope of English Literature in Pakistan expands. In Pakistan, there is always a significant demand for English. Both the public and private sectors demand skilled communicators. Teachers of English are always in demand. In Pakistan, English teachers are required in every school, college, and university. As a result, there is an increasing demand for qualified English teachers.

Editors or technical writers in software or manufacturing organizations, media and publishing industries, journalism sectors, translators and interpreters are all options for the degree holders. Linguists are in high demand by PR businesses, marketing firms, and advertising agencies. Above all, all universities desire to employ PhD holders to work in their faculty and it has quite a prestigious status in our country.

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