Doctor of Philosophy in English (Linguistics)

University of Lahore

.DELL's PhD program in English with specialization in lingusitics aims at preparing students for independent work as teachers, scholars and critics by developing their abilities to pose and investigate problems in the advanced study of the field. The program provides great variety and flexibility in course contents. Students will gain competence in a wide range of subjects including advanced syntax, lexical studies, world Englishes, literature in translation, critical discourse analysis, semiotics, literary stylistics, communication theories, etc., and are expected to develop expertise in one or more research specialisations. The program consists of three major components: coursework, comprehensive examination, and research dissertation. Together, these elements introduce students to a variety of textual modes, and critical methodologies; provide extensive practice in research, discussion, argument, and writing; and develop pedagogical skills..

Career Opportunities

Graduates of PhD English will meet the specialized and demanding needs of a career in the increasingly competitive field of English language and lingusitics, and seek promising employment position in respective areas of specialization. These prominently include careers in higher education and university teaching, academic research in the field of English literature, writing and editing, etc. 


Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Advanced Research Methodology 3
2 Elective I 3
3 Elective II 3
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Communication Theories: Interdisciplinary Concepts in English Linguistics and Literature 3
2 Elective III 3
3 Elective IV 3
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Thesis (Proposal)
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Thesis 6
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Thesis 6
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Thesis 6

Offered at Campuses
UoL Main Campus, Defence Road, Lahore
Fact File

Program Duration: 3-8 years

Entry Requirements: 

i) M.Phil./ M.S. or equivalent with minimum 3.00 CGPA

ii) GAT Subject Test/ departmental evaluation test & interview

Program Recognition
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