Kathmandu University Launches New Master’s Program in Writing and Literacy Studies
Date: May 18, 2023
Despite a decline in the overall student population in Nepali universities, Kathmandu University (KU) is actively introducing a range of new programs. In the current academic session, KU’s School of Education has launched the Master in Writing and Literacy Studies (MWLS) program.
Key Features of this program:
- The MWLS program cultivates proficient individuals in the field of writing and literacy.
- It emphasizes the creation of well-trained professionals in literacy theory and practice.
- The program adopts a comprehensive approach to education.
- The focus is on developing expertise in writing and literacy.
- It aims to enhance students’ understanding of literacy theory and its practical applications.
- The MWLS program incorporates disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, management, and technology into writing and literacy methodologies.
- The curriculum is designed to prepare students for potential employment in various sectors.
- Employment opportunities include education, research, media, international relations, diplomacy, and public services.
- The university has developed this degree program in response to the scarcity of competent professionals in the field of writing and literacy within the job market.
- The program incorporates various components such as internships, research projects, and dissertation writing.
- Prospective students seeking admission to this program are required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in any subject at the undergraduate level.
Hemraj Kafle, Deputy Head of the Department of Language Education, announced the initiation of the MWLS program.
Here’s the information presented in a tabular form:
|Program Name||Master in Writing and Literacy Studies (MWLS)|
|School||School of Education|
|Core Courses||2 subjects (9 credit hours)|
|Specialization Courses||6 subjects (18 credit hours)|
|Professional Courses||6 subjects (18 credit hours)|
|Elective Courses||1 subject (3 credit hours)|
|Practical Courses||3 courses|
|Disciplines Incorporated||Humanities, social sciences, management, technology|
|Areas of Specialization||Education, journalism, mass media, research, translation, content writing, editing for publishing houses|
|Components||Internships, research projects, dissertation writing|
|Admission Requirement||Minimum CGPA of 2.5 in any subject at the undergraduate level|
|Career Opportunities||Education, research, media, international relations, diplomacy, public services|
|Program Purpose||Cultivating proficient writers and communicators, addressing the scarcity of competent professionals in the writing and literacy field|
Conclusion: KU’s MWLS program is expected to produce proficient writers and communicators, enhancing their professional growth and contributing to the development of the field of writing and literacy in Nepal.
Attribution: Based on a recent announcement by Kathmandu University.
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CTA: Prospective students seeking admission to the MWLS program can visit Kathmandu University’s official website for more information and application guidelines.