The vibrant Department of English deservingly
ascended to a P.G. department with the introduction of M.A. English in the
academic year 2012-13.Students who have completed the U.G. course can apply for
M.A. in English Language & Literature through the Centralized Admission
Process (CAP) of the University of Calicut. This two-year (four-semester) programme
in Credit & Semester system offers a maximum credit of 80.The programme has
a sanctioned strength of 24 seats with an intake of 12 students each academic
year. The program aims to produce scholars who can analyze and interpret
literary texts with sensitivity and nuance. The curriculum includes a range of
courses covering diverse genres of English literature, critical theory, and
research methodology. In addition, the Audit Courses (Ability Enhancement
Course / AEC & Professional Competency Course / PCC) are newly incorporated
into the curriculum with the earnest intent toreinforce the writing and
translation skills of the students.
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M.A. English Language and Literature –
With effect from 2020 admission
Career Options after M.A. English
Completing an M.A. in English opens up a
wide avenue of career options, as the English language and its genuine and
translated literature are essential components of various industries. A degree
in this field can lead to careers in academia, publishing, media, advertising,
public relations, and many more. The following are some of the very standard career
options available after completing an M.A. in English:
A postgraduate degree in English is a stepping stone toward a career in
academia. Postgraduates can pursue a Ph.D. in English and become professors,
lecturers, or researchers in universities and colleges. Academic careers can be
both rewarding and challenging, offering opportunities to contribute to
research, publish papers, and teach students.
Journalism is another popular career option for postgraduates with an M.A. in
English. One can work as a reporter, writer, editor, or correspondent in
various media organizations. They can also work as freelance writers or start
their own blogs or websites.
With a solid background in English,one can work as an editor, proofreader,
literary agent, or marketer in publishing houses. They can also work as
freelance editors or start their own publishing ventures.
and Public Relations: Graduates with an M.A. in English can also work in
advertising and public relations. They can work as copywriters, content
creators, or public relations executives in advertising agencies, marketing
firms, or corporate communications departments.
Writing: With the invading growth of digital media, there is an insane demand
for content writers in various industries. Postgraduates with an M.A. in
English can work as content writers or editors for websites, social media
platforms, or e-commerce sites. They can also work as freelance writers or
start their own content-writing businesses.
Graduates with an M.A. in English can work as translators or interpreters in
international corporations, NGOs, or government agencies. They can also work as
freelance translators or start their own translation agency.
Writing: An MA in English also unbolts the gateway to thepanorama in creative
writing. One can pursue a career as a novelist, poet, playwright, or
screenwriter. They can also work as freelance writers or ghostwriters or start
their own creative writing businesses.
These are only a few of the surface
referencesto the avenues an M.A. in English programme offers as career options.
The skills and knowledge one acquires from the programme can be applied to
various industries. With the growth of the digital media industry and the
global demand for English language skills, the career prospects for postgraduates
with an M.A. in English are promising.