BRAC University MA in English program has two concentrations: a)
Literature and b) ELT and Applied Linguistics. The program is based on the conviction that students will benefit
from an in-depth study of many aspects of English language and literature.
Features of the Program
The MA in English (Literature) offers the students an
opportunity to engage with key debates in the rapidly changing discipline of
literary studies. It aims to develop skills in criticism and textual
scholarship, to broaden the range of reading, and to foster greater awareness
of contemporary theoretical issues . Students are introduced to literary and
cultural theories with a unique focus by exposing them to current topics and debates in the literary
MA in English (ELT & Applied Linguistics) aims to develop students'
specialized knowledge, skills and understanding in the field of English
Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, enabling them to enhance their
practical professional development and expertise, and engage in relevant research.
Courses on linguistic theories and research with practical components are
offered. The program takes on board new developments in language teaching, and
courses, such as Computer Assisted Language Learning and an examination of
English as a World Language.
- Minimum sixteen years of
- Applicants should have a
BA in English
No third division/class or CGPA 2.50 below at any level of
- All candidates are required to appear in the Admission Test.
- All BRACU graduates having a CGPA 3.00 or above are exempted from the written admission test.*
Fields for Exemption from Test**:
Applicants of MA ENG will get exemption from the written test if they have the following GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS scores :
Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
Earlier/Old GRE: 450 verbal/550 analytical/650 quantitative
Revised GRE: 300 total for combined Verbal and Quantitative scores
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):
560 total for combined scores
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
580 (Paper-based test) or 240 (Computer based test) or 94 (Internet based test - iBT)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
Overall band score of 7.0, with sub scores of 6.0 each
[GRE/GMAT scores are considered valid for 5 (five) years and IELTS/TOEFL for 2 (two) years after the test date]
* & ** Appearing in the interview is mandatory for these applicants.