Master of Arts in English

Master of Arts in English

(Three Concentration Track Program)

To apply for admission to a graduate program, the applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and/or graduate course work
  • Certificate of required IELTS score or equivalent TOFEL Score (validity of the IELTS/TOEFL certificate is limited to two years from the date of issue)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Four recent photographs
  • A photocopy of identity card or passport
  • A non-refundable application fee of RO 50

Admission to the Master of Arts in English is competitive and requires the candidate:

  • To have a bachelor degree recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in English Language, Linguistics, Translation or related field.
  • To have IELTS with minimum band 6 or its equivalent.
  • To succeed in the admission interview conducted by the graduate studies committee of the college.

Applications should reach the Office of Admission and Registration early so that the student has enough time to prepare himself/herself to join the University.  The last dates for accepting applications for admission are the end of August for admission to the Fall semester and the end of January for admission to the Spring semester.  No students are admitted to the Summer semester.  Students applying through the Higher Education Admission Center should adhere to the requirements indicated on their web site: http://www.heac.gov.om/

The MA in English program is offered in TWO modes

  • Thesis Option
  • Comprehensive Examination Option

 

Thesis Option:

The Thesis Option requires the completion of 36 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • Core courses
  • Concentration track elective courses
  • Master Thesis

 

Comprehensive Examination Option

  • Core courses
  • Concentration track elective courses
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Research Paper

 

 

Graduation Requirements: Thesis Option

A student is required to successfully complete the following:

  • Completion of 30 credit hours of course work, with a minimum required score of 70 % in individual subjects and a cumulative average of 75 %, distributed as follows:
    • 21 credit hours of compulsory courses
    • 9 credit hours  of elective courses (Students will be required to choose 2 elective courses from his or her choice of track plus 1 elective course from any of the other two tracks.)
  • Submission and successful defense of a thesis of 10,000-12,000 words, which is worth 6 credit hours (ENGL 636: Master Thesis).

 

Graduation Requirements: Comprehensive Examination Option

A student is required to successfully complete the following:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours of course work, with a minimum required score of 70 % in individual subjects and a cumulative average of 75 %, distributed as follows:
    • 21 credit hours of compulsory courses
    • 12 credit hours  of elective courses (Students will be required to choose 3 elective courses from his or her choice of track plus 1 elective course from any of the other two tracks.)
  • Passing a Comprehensive Examination
  • Submission and presentation of a research paper of approximately 4000 words  in literature/linguistics/translation in accordance with the choice of concentration track worth 3 credit hours (ENGL 635: Research Paper)

Medium of Instruction for this program is ENGLISH language.

The program tuition fees will be RO 125 per one credit hour. This fee is subject to change as per the decision of the university from time to time.

Total Credits

Total credits for the program is 36 credit hours.

The MA in English program is offered in the following THREE concentration tracks:

  1. Linguistics Track
  2. Literature Track
  3. Translation Track

The candidate enrolling for the MA in English program has the option of choosing any ONE of the three tracks according to his/her academic background and inclination.

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