DELL’s M.Phil. program in Applied Linguistics aims to investigate a wide range of issues around language in contemporary society. Among these, the most prominent issues include second and foreign language education. Current research centers on bilingualism and multilingualism, child language development, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural pragmatics, discourse and conversation analysis, inter-cultural communication, language teaching, and translation theory. The program comprises taught courses of 24 credit hours. Upon the completion of courses, only students obtaining a GPA of 2.50 or above may write a research dissertation (6 credit hours). 


Career Opportunities

As per HEC’s regulations, M.Phil. is now a basic requirement for lecturership at universities in Pakistan. It is a gateway to research enabling students to pursue a PhD in their selected areas of interest. M.Phil. graduates are also taken up by research firms for assistance in research projects. 





Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr. No Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Methodology 3
2 Translation Studies 3
3 Phonetics & Phonology 3
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Methodology 3
2 Translation Studies 3
3 Syntactic Theory 3
Semester 3
Sr. No.  Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Critical Discourse Analysis 3
2 Cross Cultural Communication 3
3 Research Proposal
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Dissertation 6
Offered at Campuses
Fact File

Program Duration: 2 Years

Entry Requirements: 

  • 16 years of education

  • Minimum 2.5 CGPA (semester system)/ minimum second division (annual system)
Program Recognition
  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan