M.Phil./MS degree program in Applied Linguistics is a 02 Years Degree Program that will cover core areas of language teaching, formal and applied linguistics. This program will offer candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of issues concerning language, the way it functions in society and the way it relates to real world issues.

The broad field of subjects includes the core course modules such as introduction to linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and various ELT related topics. The complex workings of language and its practice, playing a central role in society and in different social settings will be explored in subjects like sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. The most prominent themes and the central topics within the field of M. Phil/MS in Applied Linguistics are those surrounding second and foreign language education. This program will focus on the teaching and learning of second/foreign language(s) within local contexts aiming at honing critical thinking skills for the teaching-learning practices and enhancing their effectiveness addressing the sociocultural issues and constraints involved in such practices specifically relevant to the teaching. The candidates will be encouraged and trained to apply the knowledge of the theories learnt during the course of their study to research projects for effectual implementation as well as the assessment of these theoretical concepts.

Objectives

M.Phil./MS Applied Linguistics aims to provide a sound foundation in the fundamentals of Applied Linguistics with opportunities for prospective graduates to develop critical thinking and research skills through analysis and the application of theory to issues in linguistics specifically relevant to Pakistan. A range of rigorous courses intends at strengthening students’ command on specific topics as well as theoretical issues. It also aims at providing crucial preparation for writing the dissertation and making substantial contributions to work in students’ chosen field(s). The program ultimately envisions producing well-trained and productive scholars, sympathetic and intelligent critics, and effective and imaginative teachers and professionals.