IGNOU Master Of Arts In English (MEG) UAE

Published on Monday July 25, 2022 09:58 by Umesh Singla

The IGNOU international division offers selected courses to FRSIs (through Regional Centres in India) and to Overseas Students (through Overseas Study Centres of the University). The international division has expanded its academic courses and different regional centers in various parts of  South Asia, the Middle East, and African nations.

IGNOU offers around 60 academic programs to its overseas / FSRI students. Currently. The university has its study courses in the U.A.E(Sharjah), Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Sultanate of Oman are among the Gulf countries. Sri Lanka and Nepal, are among the SAARC countries and, Singapore, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast in Africa and Kenya.

IGNOU Sharjah (UAE) Centre

So, if you are living in the UAE and looking to study at IGNOU University now you can easily do that because IGNOU offers different courses for overseas students in the UAE with over 40+ courses in the country.

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MEG OR Master of Arts in English is a Master's degree conferred to students. Like any other college course, the MEG course duration is a minimum of 2 years and  maximum of 4 years.

With the academic session of July 2019, the IGNOU has adopted the Choice Based Credit System presented by the University Grants Commission. The Choice-based Credit System, which is on offer at the Master's degree level, gives adaptability to the students to study the subjects/courses of their needs and interests.

IGNOU Oman international division follows the same guidelines as Indira Gandhi National Open University. Oman FRSIs (through Regional Centres in India) and Overseas can now adopt the IGNOU MEG courses depending upon their needs and Students' Requirements.

About Master of Arts in English (MEG)

The aim of the Master’s Degree in English (MEG) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of English and American literature and also other new areas in literature such as Canadian, Australian, and Indian English. The learners would develop an understanding of English and other literature of their choice in their proper historico-critical perspectives.

Good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a prerequisite for this Programme. A student can obtain an MA degree in English by taking 8 courses (of 8 credits each is equal to 64 credits) in all(Five of these are compulsory). For the remaining three, the student has a choice from a number of optional courses. Some more optional courses are under preparation.

Following are the IGNOU MEG Courses Offered for students in UAE:-

Eligibility Criteria For Admission
Master’s Degree

Min. Age- No Bar

Max. Age- No Bar

Course Details
Duration (Min.)- 2 Year

Duration (Max.)- 4 Years

Medium To Instruction – English

First Year

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MEG-01 British Poetry 8
MEG-02 British Drama 8
MEG-03 British Novel 8
MEG-04 Aspects of Language 8

Second Year

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MEG-05 Literary Criticism and Theory 8
MEG-06 American Literature 8
MEG-07 Indian English Literature 8
MEG-08 New Literatures in English 8
MEG-09 Australian Literature 8
MEG-10 English Studies in India 8
MEG-11 American Novel 8
MEG-12 A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature 8
MEG-14 Contemporary Indian Literature in English Translation 8

NOTE:- Student's Handbook and Prospectus are also available on the university’s website www.ignou.ac.in. Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive, i.e. the university would be offering another course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the university for the latest information with regard to the course.