Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) - English

School of Languages, Literature and Society

M.A.- M.Phil. (English) programme combines Master's degree course in Arts with Master of Philosophy. This programme is designed to meet the advanced interests of the students of English Studies in selected areas.

The duration of programme of M.A.- M.Phil. (English) is 3 years. A student who successfully completes the three years of M.A.- M.Phil. (English) programme shall be eligible for the award of two degrees: one M.A. English and the other M.Phil. English.

Key Information


1 Year


M.A. English with min. 55%

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Career Prospects

  • Students can be employed as language trainers, Soft-skills trainers, Voice & Accent trainers apart from regular teaching assignments at schools, colleges and universities.
  • Students who have good skills in writing can be employed as campaign managers, speech writers and other positions that require the sophisticated use of written and spoken English.
  • Students can be employed by various institutions to teach English for all kinds of competitive exams.
  • Content development and ITES firms also recruit English post graduates.
  • Some of the fields where students with a degree in English can look for careers are: Copywriter, Editor/ Sub- Editors, and Freelance Writer.
  • Students of English literature can also find jobs as independent literary critics.
  • Writing for print or online publications.
  • Media reporters in private sectors.
  • Companies that print out Magazines and journals.

Applying for Admissions 2021

M.Phil. in English is a postgraduate program essentially involving a supervised research- based project in the English literature for one year. Students enrolled to the course have the option of choosing from among a variety of areas of research within the discipline. The course requires the successful completion of coursework in an optional subject in the Second semester, and completion of dissertation on a supervised essay in the chosen area of research.The Students’ performance in this dissertation lays the foundation for assessment of their eligibility for higher scholarly research (Ph.D.) in the discipline.

Some of the jobs associated with an M.Phil. English degree is Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Writer, Publishing Assistant .A certain number of M.Phil. Graduates in English Literature also bends from media and journalism and work in journalistic profiles fulfilling roles such as that of an editor, news compiler, and news writer, news reader etc.

Major Subjects /areas offered in M. Phil. English at JNU, Jaipur are:

  • Renaissance Studies
  • Life literature and thought in Various Centuries in Britain/ America/ Australia
  • Texts of Modernism
  • Continental Fiction
  • Indian Writings in English or Indian Writings Transtated in English
  • Theory and Practices of Translations
  • Subaltern Studies
  • American Literature
  • Canadian Literature
  • Afro- American Literature
  • Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics/ Stylistics
  • ELT
  • Psycholinguistics/ Sociolinguistics

The Programme is divided in two semesters. In the first semester candidate has to undergo a rigorous coursework and has to pass four compulsory papers followed by Presentation of the research proposal. The second semester is exclusively given for research and compilation of Dissertation.

With the commencement of the course, the students are provided with a mentor. This mandatory mentorship is for first semester till their presentation of research proposal and then each candidate is allotted a Supervisor and a Teacher In-charge to support and guide them for their research.