M.Phil Applied Linguistics

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M.Phil Applied Linguistics

M.Phil Applied Linguistics

The post Graduate program in Applied Linguistics at Kinnaird College for Women comprises of eight major courses of 3 credit hours each. The course content of this program encompasses major areas in the field of Applied Linguistics, in order to prepare the students for their research endeavors in the fields of classic and contemporary Linguistics.

Our vision is to be an internationally recognized leader in the key areas of Applied Linguistics; teaching, and researching language in a complex and connected world. We produce Graduates and linguists well versed in both theoretical knowledge and applied aspects of language studies, teaching, and research.

We aim to produce professionals in Applied Linguistics who can meet local and international needs. To equip students with a critical understanding of Applied Linguistic; issues in local and international contexts and to prepare them for advanced research. Training underGraduate and Graduate students, who go on to use their knowledge of and proficiency in Applied Linguistics in diverse patterns of academia.

Admission Requirments

  • 04 years BA/B.Sc. (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR 60% marks in Masters. The applicants must have done their Graduation / Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT.
  • All candidates must appear for KC Graduate Assessment Test. The test will include content related to: Historical Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics, Integrated Language Skills, Research Methodology and Sociolinguistics.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for the Interview.

Road Map

Year 1 - Semester 1
CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
XXX XXXCore Course – I3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – II3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – III3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – IV3 (3-0)
Year 1 - Semester 2
CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
XXX XXXCore Course – V3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – VI3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – VII3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – VIII3 (3-0)
Year 2 - Semester 3 & 4
CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
XXX XXXThesisSix (06)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
APLG 529 Semantics & Pragmatics 3 (3-0)
RMET 533 Advanced Research Methods and Academic Writing 3 (3-0)
APLG 530 Phonetics & Phonology 3 (3-0)
APLG 533 Emerging trends in Applied Linguistics 3 (3-0)
APLG 532 Critical Discourse Analysis 3 (3-0)
APLG 536 Educational Leadership & Management 3 (3-0)
APLG 534B Curriculum Design & ESP 3 (3-0)
APLG 528B Corpus and Computational Linguistics 3 (3-0)

Research Thesis

An M.Phil candidate who has completed her course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 must present and pass the oral proposal defense examination before she is allowed to carry out her Masters research. On passing the thesis proposal defense the student must carry out a research study which is described in a thesis. She must successfully defend the completed work in an oral examination involving a presentation and question answer session in the presence of an external examiner.