University of Lahore

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 2.75 or above may write a research dissertation (6 credit hours). Those not meeting the criterion of 2.75 GPA may improve by repeating the course(s) with the lowest score as per the rules of HEC. 


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 Elective I 3
3 Elective II 3
4 Elective III 3
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Theories of Language Description 3
2 Elective IV 3
3 Elective V 3
4 Elective VI 3
Semester 3 & 4

Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Research Thesis 6
Offered at Campuses
Fact File

Program Duration: 1.5-4 Years

Entry Requirements: 


  • 16 years of education
  • Minimum 2.5 CGPA (semester system)/ minimum second division or 45 percentile score (annual system)
Program Recognition
  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan