The MPhil Applied Linguistics program is one of the most successful research programs of the university and a large number of graduates have successfully completed their MPhil program from DELL.
The MPhil scholars are required to study eight courses, over a period of three semesters. The MPhil scholars take a core course each on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods to prepare to do research and writing thesis. Other core courses include General Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntactic Theory, Semantics and Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. These courses are designed to cover the basic levels of linguistic analysis and explore the functions of language in society. The eight courses earn the scholars a total number of 24 credit hours; each course earns them 3 credit hours individually. After accumulating 24 credit hours through coursework, the MPhil scholars are required to write a thesis of minimum 20,000 words, on a topic of their own choosing, which is original and relevant to their intellectual and social context. The thesis earns the scholars a total of 6 credit hours and its completion is a prerequisite for the completion of MPhil degree. The research work in thesis is conducted under the supervision of an officially nominated supervisor.