The Master of English and Applied Linguistics (MEAL) is a distinct postgraduate degree programme developed to consolidate and deepen the knowledge and expertise in English and Applied Linguistics dicpline specifically to deliver the language and , competence needed for the 21st century digital societies. The programme focuses on digital literacies, popular literature and the application of literary and linguistic knowledge to solve real world problems. Graduates of this qualification will be well‐ grounded in language, literary and communication skills through the use of appropriate technology and skills. This will enable them to critically and creatively engage in a knowledge society that is marked by digital literacies and competencies. The curriculum is structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Literature and Applied Linguistics with a particular focus on multi‐media and digital forms. The qualification will consist of compulsory and elective courses and will be based on a combination of coursework and a thesis.
Applicants for the Master of English and Applied Linguistics may be considered for admission if they have a Bachelor of English Honours from NUST, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8 from a recognised institution, worth at least 120 credits.