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Department of Languages

BA in English

BA in English is a three-year degree program which has been designed to provide the relevant knowledge and skills in the field of English Language & Literature while paving the way for more rigorous post-graduate studies in English/English literature and linguistics at local and international universities. This program aims to provide career opportunities in teaching/lecturing/journalism/publishing, mass media etc.


Reading for the Bachelor of Arts in English at Saegis Campus offers a multitude of benefits that can pave the way for a successful and fulfilling academic and professional journey.

The BA in English Degree at Saegis Campus offers quality education with experienced faculty. Our modern curriculum ensures language proficiency and opens diverse career opportunities. You’ll engage in research, gain cultural awareness, and master the skills necessary for a career in industry or academia. Beyond academics, personal growth is a priority.

Enrolling in the BA in English program at Saegis Campus offers a rich and rewarding educational experience, equipping students with valuable skills, knowledge, and opportunities for a successful future. Whether your aspirations lie in education, communication, writing, or beyond, this program can serve as a solid foundation for your academic and professional endeavours.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Lecturing
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Mass media
  • Public service

Entry Requirements


Three (03) simple passes (S) in any subject stream in one and the same sitting at the GCE (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification.


3 years



Study Mode

Full Time/Weekends



    Semester 1

  • Review of Grammar (C)
  • Reading Comprehension I (C) 
  • Writing Practice I (C) 
  • Introduction to Literature (C) 
  • Information Technology for English (C)


Semester 2

  • Reading Comprehension II (C)
  • Writing Practice II (C)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (C) 
  • British Literature I (C)
  • Commonwealth Poetry (C)
  • Soft Skills Development (C)

  Semester 3

  • Creative Writing (C) 
  • Phonetics & Phonology in English (C) 
  • Morphology (C) 
  • British Literature II (C) 
  • American Literature I (C) 
  • Presentation Skills (C) 
  • Syntax (C)


Semester 4

  • Semantics (C) 
  • American Literature II (C) 
  • Post-Colonial Literature (C) 
  • General Psychology (C) 
  • Introduction to Business Management (O) 
  • ELT Methodology (O)

Semester 5

  • Sociolinguistics (C) 
  • Stylistics (C) 
  • Sri Lankan Literature in English (C) 
  • Texts & Films (C) 
  • Communication Skills for Professional Purposes (C) 
  • Principles of Marketing (O) 
  • Second Language Acquisition (O)


  Semester 6

  • Historical Linguistics (C) 
  • Modern English Literature (C) 
  • Renaissance Literature (C) 
  • Literary Theory & Criticism (C) 
  • Personal Grooming (C) 
  • Human Resource Management (O) 
  • Teaching ESL Through Literature (O)

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