M.Phil Applied Linguistics

M.Phil Applied Linguistics


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.


The post graduate program in Applied Linguistics at Kinnaird College for Women comprises ten major courses, spread over three semesters. Each course will be of 3 credit hours duration. The course content of this program covers areas in the field of Applied, Theoretical and Computational Linguistics. This program prepares the students for their research endeavors in the field of classic and contemporary Linguistics.

Admission Requirement

  • 04 years BA/B.Sc. (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR 60% marks in Masters after 02 years BA/ B.Sc. Candidates having Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, ELT, Education, English Literature TEFL and TESOL can apply. Candidates having Diploma either in Applied Linguistics or ELT can also apply.
  • All candidates must appear for KC Graduate Assessment Test. This test will include content related to: Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for the Interview.

Road Map:

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Phonetics and Phonology 3
2 Major Inter-cultural Communication 3
3 Major Advanced Research Methodology 3
4 Major Semantics and Pragmatics 3
Total 12
Semester II
1 Major Second Language Acquisition & Managing Learner’s Issues 3
2 Major Feminist Linguistics 3
3 Major Curriculum Design & ESP 3
4 Major Natural Language Processing 3
Total 12
Semester III
1 Major Translation Studies 3
2 Major Advanced Syntax 3
Total 6
Semester IV
1 Major Thesis 6
Total 6
Total Degree Credit Hours 36

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.

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