School of Liberal Arts

MA English

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Two years full-time Semester-based post-graduate program. It entails rigorous, in-depth study of the chosen subject through 16 courses and requires the student to write a research-based thesis at its conclusion. The program entails the study of literature and language in English across the world. It equips the students with analytical and critical thinking skills to express original perceptions in scholarly academic writing and discourse. Students study fundamental literary concepts across periods, genres and cultures in British, American and Anglophone literature, literary theory and methodologies in rhetoric and composition.

Why pursue the MA English from IMS Unison University?

  • Our curriculum
    • is both regionally and internationally oriented,
    • offers experiential learning,
    • covers mainstream theory and practice,
    • provides choice of a range of Electives that widens the learning horizons,
    • adds extra dimensions to learning outcomes,
    • enhances employment and research potential.

Our Program

  • Various certification programs are organized in association with our training partners to enhance the professional skills of our students so that they have a competitive edge. The program that is incorporated in the curriculum is.
  • National Study Tour (Optional): A National study tour is organized for the students which not only facilitates interface with the Industry but also provides the students with a cultural overview. These provide the students the opportunity of learning through travel, especially to places that they may not otherwise get to visit, an opportunity for close interaction with peers that students enjoy so much, and a chance for the Faculty to observe and interact with the student in a structure different from and more informal than the classroom.
  • International National Study Tour (Optional):An optional international study tour is designed to provide the students with a first-hand experience and engage the students in different training programs/ talks at a University of repute, visiting headquarters or prime facilities owned by several leading industrial brands, and undertaking a guided cultural and heritage exposure tour.

Career Opportunities

  • The Masters in English program prepares a student for jobs or higher education from India or abroad. School teaching, University teaching, writing, content editing are most suited roles for an MA English graduate.

Apply Online

  • Online at the University website:
    After filling the "Registration Form”, the candidate has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- either online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking or cash at the Cash Counter of the University. On successful payment of registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
    Alternatively, the student can also download the registration form from the website or procure it from the University Admission office, fill it up completely, attach the necessary documents and send it with a Bank Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of IMS Unison University payable at Dehradun and send it at the postal address of the University.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
  • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for the admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the Admission procedure of the program.
  • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission office to know about the status of your registration.
  • Admission Process:
    Personal Interview.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves at the University website or personally visit the University Admission Office to complete the registration process.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear for a round of Personal Interview. Merit will be formed on the basis of marks obtained in class XII, and Personal Interview Scores.

Online application process


Fill and confirm the registration form


Pay registration fee using any online method


Get registration No. on successful payment

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Fee (2024-25)


40% Seats of the intake in the program are reserved for UK Domicile candidates and will be allotted purely on first come first serve basis. The decision of the University in this respect is not open to question

MA English

Program Curriculum

S. No. Course Code Course Name
1 MA-ENG-101 Medieval Literature
2 MA-ENG-102 Early Modern World
3 MA-ENG-103 A Classical Literature
4 MA-ENG-103 B Poetry
5 MA-ENG-103 C Aesthetics and Literature
6 MA-ENG-104 Marginal Communities
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1 MA-ENG-201 16thnand 17th Century Drama
2 MA-ENG-202 The Long 18 Century
3 MA-ENG-203 A Politics, Philosophy and Literature
4 MA-ENG-203 B Introduction to the Study of Language
5 MA-ENG-204 A Religion and Literature
6 MA-ENG-204 B Violence and Memory Studies
7 MA-ENG-205 Visual Studies
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1 MA-ENG-301 Criticism and Theory-I
2 MA-ENG-302 The Long 19 Century
3 MA-ENG-303 A Fiction
4 MA-ENG-303 B Modern Drama
5 MA-ENG-304 A Literature of the Americas
6 MA-ENG-304 B Postcolonial Literatures and Theory
7 MA-ENG-305 Research Methodology
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1 MA-ENG-401 The Long 20 Century-I
2 MA-ENG-402 Indian Literature in English
3 MA-ENG-403 Criticism and Theory-II
4 MA-ENG-404 A Gender Studies
5 MA-ENG-404 B Translation Studies
6 MA-ENG-405 S Research Project- Dissertation
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