MS Applied Linguistics

MS Applied Linguistics (MSAL) is an Afternoon Programme. The programme is structured around four semesters. Semester one and two have course work only and semester three and four have MS Dissertation or Independent Study Project (ISP).

Eligibility Criteria for Seeking Admission

The candidate should possess 16 years education in English in the relevant area or equivalent in the relevant fields with second division and above in annual system of education / minimum 2.4/4.0 CGPA in semester system education.

  • Candidates with BS English 4 years
  • Candidates with MA English (Language/Linguistics)
  • Candidates with MA English (Literature Linguistics)*
  • Candidates with MA (Literature)*

*Candidates are required to complete Customised Courses. This requirement is not to complete certain number of credit hours for 16 years education rather it is to ensure their background knowledge in theoretical linguistics which may vary across programmes offered at different universities.

Research Fields

The current fields of research encompass Second Language Teaching & Learning, EIL, EAP, ESP Academic English, English for Specific Purposes, Writing Instruction and Evaluation, Teacher Cognition, Genre Analysis, Language Pedagogy, Language Anxiety, CALL, Curriculum and syllabus designing, Materials writing, Language Testing and Evaluation, Language Teacher Education, Multilingualism, Code-switching, Language Identity, Language Contact and Discourse Analysis.

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PhD Applied Linguistics


This programme is significant since the different domains of Applied Linguistics around which the country requires experts and professional inputs for decision making, policies, solutions to be able to sustain the socio economic and geo political changes that are rapidly affecting countries and cultures internally externally. 


  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (English Language/Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics/ELT) or an equivalent degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (Annual System), recognized by the University, with at most one second division in academic career.
  • Having a valid subject test conducted by National Testing Service (NTS) or ETS, USA or an equivalent test conducted by the Department.
  • In the case of GAT Subject test, a minimum of 60% marks is required to be eligible for admission in PhD Programme. In the case of GRE subject test, 60% Percentile Score is required to be eligible for admission in PhD Programme. In the case of Departmental test, a minimum of 70% score is required to be eligible for admission in PhD Programme.

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