M.A. (English)

Master of Arts in English

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation or Equivalent

M.A. English or Master of Arts in English is a postgraduate academic degree. English literature includes comprehensive study of both ancient and modern English literature comprising poetry, prose and fiction. The literature is written in the English language not only by English writers from England but also from the other country writers, for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was Polish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, J. R. R. Tolkien was born in the Orange Free State, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. The course also includes thorough study of Indian Writings in English from its very early times to the contemporary ones. The duration of the course is two years and the syllabi are divided into four semesters.

M.A. English Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (English) degree is graduation with English as one of the subjects from any of the recognised university / college of the country.
  • Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (English) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.

M.A. English Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra effective from the Academic session 2011-12.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Literature in English: 1550-1660 (Part-I)

2

Literature in English: 1660-1798 (Part-I)

3

Literature in English: 1798-1914 (Part-I)

4

Literature in English: 1914-2000 (Part-I)

5

Study of a Genre (Option-i) Fiction(Part-I)

 

Study of a Genre (Option-ii) Drama(Part-I)

 

Study of a Genre (Option-iii) Poetry(Part-I)

Sem. II

1

Literature in English: 1550-1660 (Part-II)

2

Literature in English: 1660-1798 (Part-II)

3

Literature in English: 1798-1914 (Part-II)

4

Literature in English: 1914-2000 (Part-II)

5

Study of a Genre (Option-i) Fiction(Part- II)

 

Study of a Genre (Option-ii) Drama(Part- II)

 

Study of a Genre (Option-iii) Poetry(Part - II)

Sem. III

1

Critical Theory (Part-I)

2

American Literature (Part-I)  

3

Indian Writing in English (Part-I)      

4

(Opt.i) Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies (Part-I)
(Opt.ii) English Language (Part-I)

5

(Opt.i) Literature and Gender (Part-I)
(Opt.ii) Literature and Philosophy (Part-I)
(Opt.iii) New Literatures (Part-I)

Sem. IV

 

1

Critical Theory (Part-II)

2

American Literature (Part-II)

3

Indian Writing in English (Part-II)

4

(Opt.i) Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies (Part-II)
(Opt.ii) English Language (Part-II)

5

(Opt.i) Literature and Gender (Part-II)
(Opt.ii) Literature and Philosophy (Part-II)
(Opt.iii) New Literatures (Part-II)

 

M.A. English Colleges

M.A. English Course Suitability

  • Candidates who want to know about English literature, tradition and culture, etc. are most appropriate for it.
  • Those who want to become teacher, lecturer and translator also can go for this course.
  • Candidates having good teaching aptitudes and other related skills also are suitable for the course.

How is M.A. English Course Beneficial?

  • Acquiring M.A. (English) degree with at least 50% marks makes a student eligible for the post of a lecturer in different colleges; though for a position in Government colleges, one has to clear the UGC-NET examination or some state level qualifying exams, along with the Master’s degree.
  • M.A. (English) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in English.
  • The course prepares students for teaching and for creative English writing.
  • M.A. (English) degree holder can build career in English journalism also.

M.A. English Employment Areas

  • Administration
  • Advertising Industry
  • Corporate Communications
  • Communications Industry
  • Indian Civil Services
  • Instructional Design
  • Journalism and Reporting
  • On-line Tutoring
  • Politics
  • Publication
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Television Media
  • Translation Agencies

M.A. English Job Types

  • Trainer - IELTS / Spoken English
  • English Translator
  • Junior Parliamentary Reporter (English)
  • English Editor
  • Translator / Interpreter
  • English Faculty - Educational Institutes
  • English Teacher
  • Content Writer / Trainer - English
  • English Tutor
  • Customer Support Executive - English & Hindi
  • English Proof Reader
  • English Language Specialist / Media Analyst
  • Stenographer (English)

Advance Courses in M.A. English

English Courses
English Degree Courses
B.A. (Communicative English)
B.A. (English Literature and Theatre Studies)
B.A. (English Literature)
B.A. (English with Journalism)
B.A. (English)
B.A. (Functional English)
B.A. (Hons.) (English)
B.A. + M.A. (English Language)
B.Com. (Communicative English)
B.Com. (Functional English)
M.A. (Communicative English)
M.A. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.A. (English Literature and American Studies)
M.A. (English Literature)
M.Phil. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.Phil. (English Literature)
M.Phil. (English)
Ph.D. (English Literature)
Ph.D. (English)
Ph.D. (Humanities (English) and Management)
English Diploma Courses
Advanced Diploma in English Communication and Presentation Skills
Advanced Diploma in Functional English
Diploma Course in Communication Skills in English
Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Diploma in English
Diploma in Functional English
Diploma in Translation Proficiency (English)
Post Graduate Diploma in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Business English
Post Graduate Diploma in Communicative English
Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE)
Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)
English Certificate Courses
Certificate Course in English and Communication Skills
Certificate Course in English Communication
Certificate Course in English Improvement
Certificate Course in Functional English
Certificate Course in Indian Literature & in English Translation
Certificate in English & Communication Skills
Certificate in English Speaking & Personality Development
Certificate in Translation Proficiency (English)
Certified Course in Personal Communication Skills in English: Level-1
Certified Course in Teaching of English
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