BA in English

Four years $3,000 per academic year


The Bachelor of Arts Programme in English officially commenced in the Fall 2018. The notion of opening an English Language Department at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) arose from the recognition that, whereas hundreds of students complete bachelor degrees in English Language Departments, graduates typically do not exhibit the skills that degree holders in English should have acquired. In addition to the critical demand for these skills in Kurdistan’s labour market, graduates with a BA in English deserve to attain mastery in areas that a universal degree in English entails. This particularly includes the need for offering the core competencies that define what a BA in English is. In this regard, a Programme that responds to both the demands of the local market and the requirements laid by reputable international bodies is rendered necessary. To meet the latter and among a range of international models, the standards set by the British Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education – BA in English were taken as the basis for both developing the Programme modules as well as the final outcome indicators. Tailored as a comprehensive yet meticulous degree, the Programme expects to attract students who want to be marketable across a broad range of employability areas in Kurdistan’s workforce, with an eye on gaining an exceptionally high level of English proficiency. Students will be challenged through a multidisciplinary four-year degree Programme to acquire skills that give them a significant advantage in competing in today’s job market. Observing the general academic standards set by the British Quality Assurance Agency for a BA in English, the degree covers a wide range of interdisciplinary areas within English, including English literature and linguistics, teaching English as a foreign language, and translation. Therefore, the Programme enables students to gain knowledge and skills in these domains. Moreover, the Programme provides sufficient opportunities for practical academic and professional tutoring whereby students choose one or more offered sub-areas and engage in on-the-job training through practicums and internships.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma: High school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 60% and above.
  • English Language Proficiency Minimum English language requirement is 40 in PTE, 5.0 in IELTS -55 in iBT-TOEFL or 85 in Duolingo.
  • School Entrance Test
  • Equalized transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
  • Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered.

  • Application Form: Online application is required
  • Official transcripts: Provide a copy of your official transcript (for applicants who graduated from international institutions, an equalized transcript is required).
  • Certification Letter from High School: Provide an official letter from your High School Confirming your High School Average.
  • A copy of your Passport/ID


Level Module Code Module Title Credits Compulsory/ Elective
ENG112 Academic Listening & Speaking I 15  


ENG118 University English & Academic Literacy Development I 15 Compulsory
ENG101 English Composition & Academic Grammar 15 Compulsory
ENG115 English Study Skills & Critical Thinking 15 Compulsory
ENG116 Academic Listening & Speaking II 15 Compulsory
ENG119 Introduction to Literature: Prose, Poetry and Drama 15 Compulsory
ENG? University English & Academic Literacy Development II 15 Compulsory
ENG117 Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary 15 Compulsory
ENG205 English Literature I 15 Compulsory
ENG240 Introduction to Linguistics: Phonetics & Phonology 15 Compulsory
ENG212 ESL Teaching Methodologies & Classroom Management 15 Compulsory
ENG210 Professional Writing: Principles & Practice 15 Compulsory
ENG209 English Literature II 15 Compulsory
ENG219 Introduction to Linguistics: Morphology & Lexicology 15 Compulsory
ENG227 Translation: Theory & Practice 15 Compulsory
ENG215 Academic Debate & Public Speaking 15 Compulsory
ENG 301 Fiction Interpretation 15 Compulsory
ENG302 ESL Syllabus Design & Material Development 15 Compulsory
ENG 303 Syntax & Semantics 15 Compulsory
ENG 308 Consecutive Interpreting 15 Compulsory
ENG 305 Contemporary English Literature 15 Compulsory
ENG 306 Sociolinguistics 15 Compulsory
ENG307 Age Appropriate Teaching and Classroom Management 15 Compulsory
ENG304 Cross-Cultural Communication 15 Compulsory
    SEM I
ENG401 Research Methods 15 Compulsory
ENG402 History of English and World Englishes 15 Compulsory
ENG403 Comparative Literature 15 Compulsory
ENG Second Language Assessment 15 Compulsory
ENG 412 Teaching Observation & Practicum 30 Compulsory
ENG 404 Graduation Project in English 30 Compulsory

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