Master of Arts (English)

M.A in English

Program code: 041
Course code : 4101
Course Commencement : Sep 2023

The minimum qualification required to apply is a bachelor’s degree in respective discipline from a recognized University.

Study Campus

Jain (Deemed-To-Be University)
No.17, Sheshadri Road,
Gandhi Nagar
Bangalore - 560069
P:  8046840400

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 560069
P : +91 73376 13222
P : +91 76763 86870

MA in English is a 2-year Post Graduate Program offered at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) that enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted aspects of contemporary English studies, acquire knowledge of key debates in linguistics and literature along with the ability to carry out independent research. The program will also foster fundamental literary concepts among the students across various periods, genres, and cultures in English literature that will include topics like Contemporary Poetry, Drama and Fiction, and Literary Theories. 

  • Value-Based Learning

    The University emphasizes quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to equipping students with knowledge and abilities that are in demand and a wide variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Modern Infrastructure

    Digital classrooms, modernized libraries, and state-of the-art-infrastructure create a unique academic ambiance. With a multi-disciplinary approach to render cutting edge quality education to students to create future leaders. The new-age programs are designed to enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively.

  • Career Possibilities

    An English Post Graduate has ample opportunities to work in various fields such as publishing, journalism, research, content writing, editing positions, law, teaching, etc. Employers value the ability to think critically, write persuasively, solve a problem creatively, and Masters in English develop these strengths in the students for a highly sought after career.

  • Pursue your passion

    The postgraduate programs at University are outlined to offer a solid framework for further education that encourages the student to pursue their true calling in the respective areas.

Program Takeaways
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the subject at one of the best Universities for Masters in English literature in India
  • Know the various ways of writing (Diasporic writing), textual analysis, and interpretation
  • Develop a professional command over the language through our efficient and experienced faculty
  • Learn about literature from a global perspective ranging from European, American to Australian
  • Workshops, seminars, projects, internal tests, and assignments are conducted from time to time
I Semester
  • Indian Literature - I
  • British Literature - I
  • British Literature - II
  • American Literature
  • New Literatures
  • Introduction to Textual Analysis
II Semester
  • Indian Literature - II
  • British Literature - III
  • British Literature - IV
  • Literary Criticism & Theory - I
  • Asian Literature
  • Introductory Linguistics
III Semester
  • Visual Narratives
  • Literary Criticism & Theory - II
  • Department Specific Elective (Translation Studies / Conflict Narratives / Literature of the Marginalized)
  • Open Elective - (Indian Music appreciation / Contemporary Issues of Indian Economy)
  • Project / Dissertation Preliminary [Research Methodology] - I
IV Semester
  • European Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature and Environment
  • Department Specific Elective (Teaching English Language & Literature (TELL) / Comparative Literature / Technical & Content Writing)
  • Project / Dissertation

Career Enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on the commitment to build a unique workforce, which will meet the challenges of the industry. With a proactive career-oriented approach, students pursuing this program at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) move ahead with focus, in-depth knowledge and can identify various opportunities relevant to them. With the innovatively designed career enhancement programs, every student will get to learn a variety of new skills relevant to their career profiles and for building a successful future. Such an approach will not only help them to learn but also to grow into efficient performers who can explore new ideas and accomplish objectives. Having said that, MA admission in this subject is a stepping stone towards a successful future.

An MA degree in English will prepare students for openings in diverse industries. Trained in delivering excellent writing and communication skills, a postgraduate in this field can take up roles of a digital copywriter, editor, public relations officer, academic consultant, social media manager, journalist, English teacher, research analysts, etc. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) makes sure that learning is not just limited to have the command over the language but bring out the best in students to go beyond traditional career options and access every career possibility.