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Any person who is having information about MA English (English Language Teaching + Linguistics and Literature )NUML University and its courses and fee structure? I tried to explorer the official site but no satisfactory information was provided.

Moreover, one of my teacher who is visiting staff, was saying that NUML is not having enough much reputation amongst. Is it true? While I have explored HEC's site they are recognized over there.


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NUML is a chartered/accredited university of the country in public/government sector. The degrees of the university are recognized by the HEC. However, as far as its reputation is concerned, in my thinking the university is not having so good reputation in market. Primarily this is a language university and degrees/diplomas and certificates issued in languages have sound value but its other degrees like MBA etc are not so much acceptable in market....

The university has very good infrastructure but sory to say, in my thinking its management is not too much good....

Since you plan to do MA English from NUML thn you may go ahead to get admission.
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Numl is very well reputed University in term of Master Degrees in Languages particularly in MA ENGLISH.

I have done MA ENGLISH from NUML Lahore campus in literature & linguistics.

Teachers are very outstanding and hard working..

My session was (August 2007 - August 2009).

The demand of MA ENGLISH degree of NUML is too much in demand now a days and most of the universities, colleges prefer fresh MA ENGLISH degree holders with good percantage marks.

Management is very co-operative and even they don't bother to delay result and result of either mid term or final term of every semester is announced with in 2 months, that is the positive thing of that university.

so, i recomend NUML to every body.

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NUML has its reputation due to language courses specially in Pakistan. Therefore, in my opinion NUML is a best institution for the study of English Literature. Furthermore, i am posting outline of the course which may help you.....
MA English Course Details


ENG-501: History of English Language and Historical Linguistics

Core Text:

Baugh, A.C. A History of the English Language
Freeborn, Dennis From Old English to Standard English
Hadumod, Bussmann Routledge Dictionary of Language & Linguistics
Hassan, Riaz Remaking of English in Pakistan
Lehmann, Winfred,P. Historical Linguistics: An Introduction


Definition of a human language. Explanation of the characteristic features
English as a World Language
Assets and Liabilities of English
Importance of English
Definitions: Inflections, noun cases, synthetic and analytical languages etc
Genealogical Classification of a language
Concept of a language family
Description of the Indo-European language family
Detailed description of Italic, Celtic, and Germanic Language families

Mid term:

Diachronic Study of English

A historical survey of the development of English language since the 5th Century: Old, Middle, and Modern English periods with the description of external and internal changes i.e. (the changes in the events and their impact on the language)

Synchronic Study of the English Language

English at present: Various Englishes i.e. native and non-native.
An understanding of British and American Standard English.
A detailed description of Pakistani English

End term:

Historical Linguistics

The comparative method
The method of internal reconstruction
Broadening of language material
Dialect geography
Models of language and linguistics
Communities with reference to change
Sound change - change in phonological system
Semantic changes and changes in lexicon

ENG-502: Phonetics and Phonology

Core Text:

Roach, Peter English Phonetics and Phonology
Jones, Daniel & Gimson, A.C. A Dictionary of English pronunciation( 14th Edition)
Jones, Daniel An Outline Of English Phonetics


Areas of study
Phonetic universality and diversity
Usefulness of study
Concepts of ‘Sounds of Language’
Problems of English pronunciation
Lack of correspondence between spelling and pronunciation
Acoustic quality of speech sounds
Proper articulation of speech sounds
Mother tongue interference
Supra segmental features
Types of pronunciation
Requirements of foreign learners
Phonetic symbols
Process of articulation
Organs of speech-description and function
Classification of sounds
Articulation of vowels
Cardinal vowels
Vowel diagram
Description of English vowels
Pure vowels

Mid term:

Articulation of consonants

Place of articulation
Manner of articulation
Description of English consonants
Frictionless continuant
Semi vowels
Consonant clusters in English
Relationship with phonetics
Areas of study
Phonemic theory
Phonemic test
Complementary distribution
Phonetic similarity

End term:

Syllabic division of words
Permissible and non-permissible sound sequences
Conventional character of syllabic distribution
Word stress
Levels of stress
Rules and exceptions
Sentence stress
Strong and weak forms
Formation of weak forms
Importance of using weak forms
Weak form words
Use of strong forms
Historical assimilation
Contextual assimilation
Consonant change in assimilation
English tones
Phonetic transcription
Pakistani speakers of English
Problems of pronunciation
Strategies for solving problems
Sociolinguistic environment
Intelligibility as a learning goal

ENG-503: History of English Literature
Core Text:

Alexander, Michael A History of English Literature


Old English Literature
Middle English Literature
Tudor Literature


Shakespeare and the Drama
Stuart Literature
Augustan Literature
The Romantics
The Age and its Sages

End term:

Late Victorian Literature
Ends and Beginnings: The Twentieth Century
From Post-War to Post-War
New Beginnings

ENG-504: Poetry A

Core Text:

A Quintessence of Classical Poetry-NUML


Geoffrey Chaucer
Introduction to The Prologue
The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene: Book 1, Canto 1


John Milton
The Argument: Paradise Lost Book 1
Paradise Lost, Book I
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

End term:

John Donne
Love Poems: Song; The Sunne Rising; Love’s Alchemy; A Valediction – Of Weeping
Holy Sonnets: Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay; I am a little world made cunningly; If poisonous minerals, and if that tree; Death be not proud

ENG-505: Drama A


Sophocles King Oedipus (The Theban Plays: Penguin Classics)


Marlowe, Christopher Dr. Faustus
Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night

End term:

Shakespeare, William King Lear


ENG-511: General Linguistics

Core Text:

Crystal, David What is Linguistics?
Yule, George The Study of Language
D’Saussure, Ferdinand A Course in General Linguistics


Introduction to Linguistics
What is linguistics?
Who is a linguist?
Scope of linguistics
Difference between traditional grammar and linguistics
Introduction to language
Origin of language
Properties of language
Development of writing systems
Difference between human and animal language
Sound patterns of language
Introduction to Phonetics
Introduction to basic concepts of Phonology
Practice of phonetic transcription at word level
Word formation processes.
Morpheme and its classification
Allomorph and its classification

Mid term:

Grammar and Syntax
Types of grammar
Traditional grammar
Descriptive grammar and methods of structural analysis
(Test frames, IC analysis, labeled bracketing, tree diagrams)
Generative grammar
Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

End term:

First language acquisition
Second language learning
Language varieties
Language, society and culture

ENG-512: Poetry B

Core Text:

A Quintessence of Romantic Poetry -NUML


William Wordsworth
Tintern Abbey
Ode on Intimations of Immortality
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan


Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ode to the West Wind
To a Skylark
John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode to Autumn
Mathew Arnold
Dover Beach

End term:

William Butler Yeats
Second Coming
Sailing to Byzantium
Lines from In Memoriam
The Lady of Shallot
Break, Break, Break
My Last Duchess

ENG-513: Drama B


Ibsen, Henrik, A Doll’s -
Shaw, George Bernard Arms and the Man


O’Casey, Sean Juno and The Paycock
Pinter, Harold The Caretaker

End term:

Beckett, Samuel Waiting For Godot

ENG-514: Novel A


Fielding, Henry Joseph Andrews
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice


Bronte, Emile Wuthering Heights
Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss

End term:

Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
Hardy, Thomas Return of the Native

ENG-515: Prose A
Core Text:

An Anthology of English Essays-NUML


Bacon, Francis
Of Truth
Of Marriage and Single Life
Of Studies
Of Friendship
The New Year
Lamb, Charles
Dream-Children: A Reverie
Poor Relations
In Praise of Chimney-Sweepers


Hazlitt, William
Selection from Mr. Wordsworth
My First Acquaintance with Poets
Ruskin, John Work

End term:

Ruskin, John - Work
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Self-Reliance


ENG-521: Novel B


Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
Forster, E. M. A Passage to India


Forster, E. M. A Passage to India
Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

End term:

Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man
Woolf, Virginia To the Light -

ENG-522: Prose B
Core Text:

An Anthology of English Short Stories –NUML
Selections From Hazlitt, Huxley and Russell - NUML


The Short Story - An Introduction by SysAdminer Mathews

a. Gift of the Magi
b. The Last Leaf

Wilde, Oscar
a. The Devoted Friend
b. The Happy Prince

Poe, Edgar Allan
a. The Tell Tale Heart
b. The Fall of the - of Usher


Mansfield, Katherine
a. The Fly
b. The Doll’s -

Twain, Mark
a. A Dog’s Tale
b. A Helpless Situation

Wells, H.G.
a. A Moonlight Fable
b. The Diamond Maker

End term:

Huxley, Thomas Henry
From A Liberal Education
From Science and Culture
Russel, Bertrand

ENG-523: Criticism

Core Text:

Aristotle Poetics (Aristotle’s The Art of Poetry edited by Fyfe)
A Quintessence of Literary Criticsm-NUML


Introduction to Literary Criticism
Aristotle Poetics
Johnson, Samuel
Selection from Milton
Selection from Cowley


Wordsworth, William Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Biographia Literaria: Chapters 16 & 17

End term:

Arnold, Mathew
The Study of Poetry
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
Eliot, Thomas Stearns Tradition and the Individual Talent

ENG-524: Grammar, Syntax and Semantics

Core Text:

Palmer, Frank Grammar
Palmer, Frank Sementics


Grammar and its Significance
Concepts of Traditional Grammar
Parts of speech
Grammatical Categories
Concord and Government
Inflection and Syntax
Comparison of Traditional Grammar with Modern Linguistic Grammar (Linguistic allegations against traditional concepts)
The Notion of Correctness and Incorrectness
Speech and Writing
Form and Meaning

Mid term:

Theory of Syntax
How is it an improvement on the traditional grammar?
Its basic structure and emphasis
Methods of Sentence Structure Analysis.
IC analysis
The Theory
Methods of Display
Indications of Constituency
Phrase Structure Grammar
The Theory
Features of PS Grammar
Methods of Display
Indications of Constituency
Transformational Grammar
The founder and the theory
Deep and surface structure
Different types of transformation
Complex and compound sentences

End term:

What is Semantics?
Historical Semantics
Semantics in other disciplines
The Scope of Semantics
Sense and reference
The word
The sentence
Lexical Semantics: Fields and Collocation
Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic
Semantic field
Color systems
Lexical Semantics: Sense relations
Relational opposites
Polysemy and Homonymy
The Problem of Universals
Semantics and Grammar
Formal grammar
Grammatical categories
Grammar and lexicon
Grammatical relations
Components and the sentence
Predicates and arguments
Case grammar
Sentence types and modality

ENG-525: Teaching of English as a Foreign/Second Language-A

Core Text:

Harmer, Jeremy The Practice of English Language teaching
Nunan, David Practice in English Teaching
Freeman, D. Larsen Teaching and principles In English Language Teaching
Ur, Penny A Course in Language Teaching


The nature and principles of foreign language teaching.
Approaches, methods and techniques of foreign language teaching
Communicative language teaching
Eclectic Approach

Mid term:

Teaching the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Integrated Skills
Textbook adaptation and Materials development
Using audio-visual aids
Using songs, stories, dialogues and games in ESL/EFL class

End term:

Teaching of vocabulary and spelling
Teaching of grammar
Teacher development
Practical techniques in reflective language teaching: action research


ENG-531: Stylistics


Core Text:

Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature H.G Widdowson Ch.1-4
An introduction to Stylistics
Aims & Perspectives
Literature as Text
Literature as Discourse
Core Text: Style Dennis Freeborn Ch. 6
Figurative Language Literature
Core Text: Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook – Laura Wright. C. 2
The Noun Phrase
The Verb Phrase


Core Text:
Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature H.G Widdowson Ch. 4-6

The Nature of Literary Communication
Literature as Subject & Discipline
Stylistic Analysis & Literary Appreciation

Core Text:

Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook –Laura Wright Ch. 3-5

The clause
Text structure

Core Text:

Wright, Laura Stylistics: A Practical Course
Widdowson, H.G Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature
Freeborn, Dennis Style

ENG-532: Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics
Core Text:

Trudgill, Peter Sociolinguistics
Hudson, R.A. Sociolinguistics


The scope and utility of sociolinguistics
Speech communities and language diversity
The sociolinguistic development of a child
Essential sociolinguistic concepts
Standard Language
Lingua franca
Code Switching
Language and Thought
Influence of Culture on Language and vice versa
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
Influence of Media on Language
Language and Social Class
Language and Ethnic Group
Language and Gender
English Language Teaching and Learning in Pakistan and its Cultural Impact

Core Text:

Aitchison, Jean The Articulate Mammal(An Introduction to Psycholinguistics)
McDonough, H.Steve Psychology in Foreign Language Teaching
Hassan, Riaz Aspects of Psycholinguistics

End term:

Scope of Psycholinguistics as a discipline and its application in language learning and teaching
General theories of language acquisition
Behaviorism and Mentalism: A comparison and contrast
First language acquisition – A preordained language program
Content Cuthbert or Process Peggy
Second language learning
Individual variations in language learning performance
Aphasia and other disorders of speech
Language and thinking. How does language affect thinking?
Practical importance of psycholinguistics and the future of psycholinguistics

ENG-533: Teaching of English as a Foreign/Second Language-B

Core Text:

Tony Wright Role of Teachers and Learners
Norrish, John Language Learners and their Errors
Edge, Julian Mistakes and Correction
Hughes, Arthur Testing for Language Teachers


Principles, procedures and practice of student-centered approach
Teacher-learner relationships and their impact on the classroom
Text Book Adaptation and Materials Development
Lesson Planning: Preparation, Presentation, Practice, Production
Error Analysis: What, Why, When and How?

End term:

Mistakes and Correction
Testing and Evaluation
Classroom Management

ENG-534: Essay Writing
Core Text:

Langan, John College Writing Skills with Readings
Langan, John Patterns for College Writing


Narrative – incidents in daily life; dreams; journeys
Descriptive – persons; places; objects


Argumentative/analytical – issues related to language, linguistics, literature , current social /ethical issues and their resolution

ENG-535: American And Canadian Literature
Research Mechanics / Dissertation

American And Canadian Literature

Core Text:

An Antholgoy of American and Canadian Literatures-NUML
Eugene, O’Neil A Long Day’s Journey into Night
H. McLennan Two Solitudes


A Brief History of American Literature
Walt Whitman
Give me the splendid silent sun
There was a child went forth
Robert Lee Frost
The Death of a Hired Man
Thomas Stearns Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Hollow Men
Ezra Loomis Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
Eugene O’Neil Long Day’s Journey Into Night

End term:

A Brief History of Canadian Literature
Stephen Leacock
Men Who Have Shaved Me

Margaret Atwood
This is a Photograph of Me
Morning in a Burned -
Emily Pauline Johnson
The Song my Paddle Sings
Charles Sangster
The Soldiers of the Plough
H. McLennan, Two Solitudes
Research Mechanics / Dissertation

The technique of research writing. Organization & collection of material for the research course.
Documentation of the text
Format of bibliographies
Bibliography and reference-cited format
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AoA, I am a student at NUML khi, doing MA in English (evening). Please if anyone can provide me past papers of 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester? Just want to have some idea for preparing in exams.
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i have heard that they only consider the candidates with simple b.a for m.a english and do not even accept applications from candidates with graduation in different areas.....so my question is can a bba student get admission in numl m.a english?
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As per my knowledge B.a in eng literature at least(second division) is the criteria to get admission in Numl for M.A English.
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