University of Lahore

It is a 2-year degree program consisting of 66 credit hours with 21 courses. The program is specifically designed for the students who have done their B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. or equivalent.  It emphasizes on covering both the significance and the history of British literature while also touching on representative literary works from American and world literature. The courses featuring the program inculcate among students the sensibility and skills to appreciate the richness and variety of various literary texts. An important aspect of the program is dissertation writing in the final semester that prepares the students for higher education. The 2-year program offers rigorous training in developing interpretive thinking and precise expression, which helps students in conceiving ideas, organizing them, drawing deductions, and articulating them in eloquent and convincing ways. Furthermore, it features the study of literary genres, the rhetoric, and the poetic and narrative arts, while focusing on the various roles literary writing and its presentation play in almost every aspect of human experience.


Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, students may pursue a career in teaching, communication, translation and publishing. Similarly, the program will prepare students for various examinations, and help them acquire competence in English for study abroad.





Courses Offered

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 History of English Literature 3
2 Introduction to Literary Genres 3
3 Prose 3
4 Novel I: Pre-Victorian Era 3
5 Research Methods in Literature 3
 6  Introduction to Literary Theory 3
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Drama I: Greek Drama 3
2 Novel II: The Victorian Era 3
3 Literary Criticism I 3
4 Poetry I: Classical Poetry 3
5 American Literature I: Drama & Poetry 3
6 Minority Literature 3


Semester 3

Sr. No.  Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Novel III: The Modern Era 3
2 Drama II: Elizabethan Drama 3
3 Literary Criticism II
4 American Literature II: Novel & Prose 3
5 Poetry II: Romantic Poetry 3
6 Introduction to Postcolonial Theory & Literature 3


Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Contemporary Novel 3
2 Poetry III: Modern Poetry 3
3 Drama III: Modern Drama
4 Research Dissertation 3
Offered at Campuses
Fact File

Program Duration: 2 Years

Entry Requirements: B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com.or equivalent with minimum second division

Program Recognition
  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan