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Diploma in Linguistics is a 30CH program spanned over one year. The program has been designed for students who intend to enhance their knowledge of linguistics or apply for a master’s program in linguistics, ELT or any other second-language teaching program in future. In case of pursuing a higher degree like MA ELT or MA Linguistics, the students may apply for course exemption in VU on the basis of Diploma Linguistics. Diploma in Linguistics will also provide a baseline to the students who have graduated in another discipline and intend to change their field of study. The program will inculcate critical thinking in students about the way a language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environments. It aims to provide a rigorous investigation into various linguistic phenomena including phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Students will get benefitted by not only improving their language skills, but also be able to polish their meta-learning about how language shapes itself. The program will also cultivate their e-learning, interpersonal and problem-solving skills through multitasking.

Program Objectives

The program aims to:

  1. Enable students to better describe language by having a sound understanding of the linguistic concepts and terminologies.
  2. Facilitate students to learn and implement language learning theories and approaches in their language classrooms in order to explore, understand and research the problems related to the language.
  3. Enable students to identify and resolve issues linked with language acquisition with respect to language, meaning and its use in the diverse contexts.
  4. Develop the linguistic competence of the students by imparting an understanding of the contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities.
  5. Develop insights among students about social and psychological principles to understand language acquisition and development.
  6. Enable students to reflect upon their linguistic knowledge and competencies.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

BA/ B.Sc. or equivalent relevant qualification with ‘English’ as a compulsory/ optional subject with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4 from HEC recognized university/institution.


Course Exemption

Course exemption is not allowed.


It is a one-year program divided into two semesters with five courses in each semester. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester through assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Board (GDB), mid-term and final term exams.

Award of Diploma

To be eligible for the award of Diploma in Linguistics, students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 30 credit hours with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of psychology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.