GRADUATE-SCHOOL graduate school master of arts in english
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The MA English is designed to produce graduates who can meet the demands and future challenges in the dynamic field of English language. This program will engage students in the process of critical thinking as they do their course work and will likewise give them a comprehensive knowledge of the language and its relevance in different fields such as business, education, history, mass media, and information technology in response to global communication with English as the medium.

Students who have enough knowledge of English can concentrate more on meaning (comprehension) rather than form (grammar). 

Therefore, students who embark on this course should have adequate background in the various macro skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing to enable them to fully and actively participate in the activities outside and inside the classroom using the English language.


Student needs to complete 54 credits to be considered for the award of the degree. This can be obtained on two tracks:

  1. Thesis track – student takes 14 courses (42 credits), and writes a thesis (12 credits) that is then submitted in the official format. A final defense of the thesis is set with the presence of the official representatives from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS).
  2. Non-thesis track - student takes 14 courses (42 credits), and in lieu of the thesis, takes four more subjects (12 credits) one of which is a research report that is also submitted in the official format. Final submission of this report serves as the basis for the student to take the state examinations set by the Graduate School with official observers from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS).

The GPA requirement in all courses must be met in both tracks.


This program is made available on weekends only and follows the given schedule:
   Saturday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.;  and 5:15-8:15 p.m.
   Sunday: 8:00-11:00 a.m.;  and 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Course Code Course Description / Title Number of Credits Total Number of Credits
Basic Courses 12
GAE 101* Statistics 3  
GAE 102* Methods of Research 3  
GAE 103 Phonology and Language Use 3  
GAE 104 Morphology and Syntax 3  
Major Courses 18
GAE 205 Semantics / Pragmatics and Stylistics 3  
GAE 206 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3  
GAE 207 Language Acquisition Theories 3  
GAE 208 Language Teaching Methodology** 3  
GAE 209 Inter-Cultural Communication 3  
GAE 310 Prose and Essay Writing**  3  
Elective / Cognate Courses 12
GAE 311 Literary Criticism 3  
GAE 312 Public Speaking Skills  3  
GAE 313 Literature as a Language Teaching Resource 3  
GAE 314* Curriculum Development and Instructional Supervision  3  
Options for Thesis or Non Thesis Tract 12
Option 1: For Thesis Tract
GAE 415A Thesis Writing 12  
Total 54 54
Option 2: For Non Thesis Tract
GAE 415B English Language Seminar 3  
GAE 416 English for Specific Purpose 3  
GAE 417 Linguistics 3  
GAE 418 Discourse Analysis 3  
Total   54 54


  • The first three letters of the Course Code represents the Master's Program/Degree
  • The first number of the Course Code represents the semester where such course is approximately offered  
  • The last two numbers of the Course Code represent the order of the subjects required to finish the said degree
  • Courses with * are common subjects for MBA and MDM
  • Courses with ** are subjects for State Exams
  • NUGS reserves the right to change some of these courses from time to time in order to provide its students with the kind of education that meets the need of Cambodian's organizations and the country's development requirements.