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MA in English & Education

The Master of Arts in English & Education (MA Eng. & Edu.) and Postgraduate Diploma in English & Education (PGD Eng. & Edu.) aim to disseminate knowledge for teachers, educators, practitioners, administrators in Education who are looking for higher degree qualifications in the field of English. This degree combines the disciplines; English Literature, Education and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) to produce a dynamic individual who can be of higher value for the nation building process and for the future of higher education in Sri Lanka. Sixty (60) credit MA qualification has been designed for those who are graduated in English and employed in teaching English at various pedagogical levels and 35-credit PG Diploma provides the graduates the opportunity for an early exit as well. Having this qualification, graduates will be able to work responsibly, efficiently, independently and with advanced pedagogical spirit in teaching English Literature, general English and education management, which will open up rewarding opportunity in their future career.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: MA

Upon completion of the MA programme, graduates are expected to:

  • Improve English language skills to suit the advanced learning environment and to enhance critical thinking ability to meet the challenges in the new academic and social world
  • Understand the usability of English Literature in higher education for capacity development while having an improved understanding about how to appreciate a modern literary text
  • Demonstrate a cultivated understanding about literature and disseminate such to students at various levels and to use literature to improve language skills and intercultural understanding
  • Produce critical ability, problem solving skills, cultural sensitivity in a multicultural environment, self-awareness, and effective communication skills in the areas of English and Education
  • Improve pedagogical skills such as reading, writing and knowledge dissemination while also focusing on problem solving abilities and empathy for the communities and individuals in a developing nation
  • Understand and explore the major research areas in English Literature and issues and dilemmas in modern English education in the country
  • Relate theories in education with the practice especially in the nation building process
  • Demonstrate a global perspective in literature and education and awareness on the implications of institutional differences on its performance

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: PGD

Upon completion of the PGD, graduates are expected to:

  • Enhance content, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge and ability of knowledge dissemination
  • Heighten the latest expertise, competence and standards that could enrich the educational prospects of their students
  • Develop potential for integrating all aspects of quality teaching and develop instructions and approaches to engage learners in order to increase their outcomes
  • Review, renew and extend commitment as change agents to the moral purposes of teaching, and thereby acquiring and developing critically the knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence required for good professional thinking and practice-based needs
  • Revitalize the teaching profession, and support significant educational reforms and changes that affect teaching practice

The candidate should have at least one qualification of the following categories.

 

Eligibility requirement for MA

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English Medium); or
  • A Bachelor’s Honors degree in English and/or ELT; or
  • A Bachelor’s Honors degree in Linguistics (English Medium); or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with Teaching English as a subject; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with English as a subject including one year’s teaching experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the English medium, with two years’ teaching experience, OR Postgraduate certificates in English Language Teaching, Teaching English as a Second Language or Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

 

Eligibility requirement for PGD

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English Medium); or
  • A Bachelor’s Honors degree in English and/or ELT; or
  • A Bachelor’s Honors degree in Linguistics (English Medium); or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with Teaching English as a subject; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with English as a subject including one year’s teaching experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the English medium, with two years’ teaching experience, OR Postgraduate certificates in English Language Teaching, Teaching English as a Second Language or Teaching English as a Foreign Language; or
  • Any other relevant diploma from a recognized university/institution with two-years’ teaching experience

 

Selection Criteria

Applicants are short-listed depending on the number of applications received and will be called for an interview for the final selection. If the applications are very much in excess an aptitude test may be held.

Year I Semester I Credits
MA/ PGD: Core
MEE 410 Advanced Reading and Writing in English 04
MEE 411 Listening, Oral and Communicative Skills 04
MEE 412 Paradigms in Sri Lankan English Education 04
MEE 313 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 03
 
Year I Semester II
MA /PGD: Core
MEE 320 Application of Literature in ESL 3
MEE 321 Literature and Culture 3
MEE 322 Technology and Education 3
MEE 323 Theories and Trends in Modern Education 3
MEE 324 Principles and Methods of English Language Teaching 3
MEE 325 Supervised Teaching Practicum (only for PGD) 5
Total Credits for PGD 35
   
Year II Semester I
MA
MEE 330 Woman in Modern and Late-modern Writings 03
MEE 331 Research Methodology and Academic Writing 03
MEE 322 Literature and the Individual 03
MEE 333 Narrative Techniques in Modern English Writing 03
   
Year II Semester II
MA
MEE 340 Graduate Student Seminar 03
MEE 150 Dissertation  (One-year) 15
 
Total Credits for MA 60

 

Category Amount (LKR)
Application Processing Fee (Non-Refundable) 2,500.00
Registration Fee 10,000.00
Tuition Fee (MA)* 200,000.00
Tuition Fee (PGD)* 100,000.00
Library Fee 10,000.00

* Tuition fee of MA can be paid in two (02) instalments LKR 100,000 each. And the balance fee should be settled at the beginning of the second semester. Sponsored students must submit a sponsorship letter upon registration. The letter must clearly state the type of fees covered (such as registration, tuition, library etc.).

Other Fees Applicable

Category Amount (LKR)
Repeat Examination per Course 2,500.00
Dissertation Re-examination Fee 30,000.00
Research Proposal Re-submission Fee 10,000.00
Extension of the Period of Registration per Semester 10,000.00
Deferment Fee 10,000.00

Payment Method

Name of resource person

Designation

Affiliation

Prof. Indika Liyanage

Professor

Deakin University, Australia

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha

Professor Emeritus

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof. Arjuna Parakrama

Professor

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Prof. Dilkushi Wettewa

Professor

Univesity of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Dr. Chandana Dissanayake

Senior Lecturer

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr.Lalith Ananda

Senior Lecturer

University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka

Dr. Manoj Ariyaratne

Senior Lecturer

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Jayantha Wannisinghe

Senior Lecturer

University of Colombo, Sripali Campus, Sri Lanka

Dr. Mahesh Hapugoda

Senior Lecturer

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Rohan Abeywickrama

Senior Lecturer

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. KSN Prasangani             

Senior Lecturer

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Darshana Samaraweera

Senior Lecturer

National Institute of Education (NIE)

Key Information

Programme Code: 

17101 (MA) | 17081 (PGD)

SLQF Level:

10 (MA) | 08 (PGD)

Credits:

60 (MA) | 35 (PGD)

Duration:

02 Years (MA) | 01 Year (PGD)

Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

FGS-SUSL Ratnapura Centre

Tuition Fee:

LKR 200,000.00 (MA)

LKR 100,000.00 (PGD)

Coordinator:

Dr. Rohan Abeywickrama (2020 Intake)

Tel: +94-45-2280017

       +94-71-4468577

E-mail: roh@ssl.sab.ac.lk