MPhil English

The MPhil English is a two year evening program and is aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. The program has a number of objectives. It will advance the level of English communication and fluency skills within Pakistan and develop well-groomed leadership for research and publication in English. It will improve philological and pedagogical practices in English in the country and enhance ethical values by ensuring original work in the field. It will emphasize the importance of English language and literature through both local and global interactions. MPhil English graduates will be equipped with analytical and critical research approaches to face the challenges of today’s world. The program will carry on FCCU’s rich legacy of research and quality teaching.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of English with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours


A Conventional MA in English with a minimum of 45% marks

Acceptance is based on:
1) Written Test
The written test of 2 hours duration will comprise of two questions:
  1. – The first question will assess the applicants’ understanding of Literary Theory and Criticism, and their ability to analyze a literary text using given theoretical and critical approaches.
  2. – The second question will assess the applicants’ prior training in Research Methods, and their potential to independently write a graduate level research paper.
2)  Interviews (in-person) 
The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. The interview panel may ask questions related to the applicants’ own academic and research interests.
3) An overall evaluation of the candidate, including academic credentials and the statement of purpose.
  • Salient Features
    • Research along with profound insight into modern and contemporary literary theory and criticism is the forte of FCCU’s MPhil English program
    • The courses which we offer are unique and usually not offered in other institutions
    • We conduct symposia, one day conferences, where students present their research papers and articles
    • English Department publishes its own literary journal – JELLS
    • Our students are encouraged to participate in interuniversity, national and international conferences
    • FCCU can also proudly claim that it has hosted first Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference in October 2017

Admission Timeline (Fall 2022)

A Admissions Begin July 1, 2022
B Last Date for Submission of Form September 7, 2022
C Admission Test Date: September 9, 2022
Time: TBD
Venue: TBD
D Interview

Date: September 13-15, 2022

(For all the updates check the university website)

Time: TBD

Venue: TBD

E Merit List September 19, 2022
F Last Date for Fee Submission September 23, 2022
G Classes Begin September 26, 2022


Required Documents:

1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)

2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed

3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)

4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed

5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)

6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and / or 2-year Conventional Masters degree

7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript

8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester

9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC

10. Two reference letters

11. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College

12. Two recent passport-sized photographs

13. One copy each of the student’s CNIC and of the father/guardian

14. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3500)

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In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through Courier. You would need to make a Pay Order of Rs. 3500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600.

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