ALL ABOUT MA (MASTER OF ARTS) IN ENGLISH LITERATURE
MA English literature is one of the best option after graduation for arts students. The reasons are very obvious, first,the English has become an International language and and second reason is that we are still mentally slave people. We respect a person who speaks or writes English well. Although our national language is Urdu but we have failed to implement it in our offices, educational institutes and courts. So if you are a nationalist still you have to learn this foreign language for your economic survival.
MA English literature is a two years program which enables the students to go through deeply in classical and modern English literature. You can also appear in MA English exams as a private candidate. Universities give admission on the basis of entry test, interview and marks obtained in English compulsory in your graduation degree. Some universities demands NTS test too. You will given preference if you had opted English Literature in graduation
At least 45% marks in BA, BSC, B COM or equivalent qualification.
Course Outline Of MA English literature (Punjab University)
Paper 1 Classical Poetry
Paper 2 Drama
Paper 3 Novel
Paper 4 Prose
Paper 5 American Literature
Each paper carry 100 marks and total marks of five paper of part one MA English Will be 500.
First four papers are compulsory while other four are optional and candidate will have to opt one subject out of these four optional subjects. All subjects carry 100 marks each.
Paper 1 Poetry 2
Paper 2 Drama 2
Paper 3 Novel 2
Paper 4 Literary Criticism
Paper 5 Short Stories
Paper 6 Literature in English Around The World
Paper 8 Essay
MA English degree holder enjoys more employment opportunities than any other Master degree holders. I shall first write a small list about expected employment opportunities for you, then we shall discuss different important hidden options for you.
Front desk jobs
Content writer for websites
The biggest benefits which you get from MA English literature is, it increases your English writing capability and you can move to any department due to this edge over other candidates. Your chance to clear the CSS and PMS exams enhances a lot. You can get job in foreign NGOs and UN offices. You can earn a lot from internet by selling your articles. You can get job in all English news papers, magazines and news channels as reporter, proof readers and sub editor. Even Urdu newspapers need translators. You can start private coaching center. You can launch your own website too and can earn handsome amount of money. For this you just have to learn word press and seo which can easily e learned in just one month. Publishers also need proof readers and translators. You may also get job in call centers. In any competitive exam and interview like PCS you will get preference in interviews. In fact MA English degree is taken as a professional degree in Pakistan. We can rank it second best Master of Arts program after MA Economics.