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Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Cairo University

  

 

 

Graduate Program Admission Exam Criteria 

  • The Admission Exam is 2 hours long.
  • The names of those who have passed the written exam will be posted at the Department within 10 days of the exam.
  • Only those who pass the written exam will be invited for an oral interview within a few days of the announcement of results of the written exam.
  • Only those who pass the interview will be able to register for the programme.
  • You are responsible for checking the dates and times of both the written and the oral exams.

 

Diploma and MA in Translation

The exam tests your ability to present a coherent academic argument about a topic related to translation as well as your ability to produce a translation and explain your choices about it.

You will be asked to write a short critical essay on a topic related to translation, and to translate a short passage from English into Arabic and write a short commentary on some of the choices you made.

Note: The use of dictionaries is allowed. However, the use of electronic dictionaries is not allowed. 

 MA and PhD in Literature

The exam tests your ability to present a coherent academic argument about a topic related to literature. You will be asked to write a short critical essay on a topic related to literature.

Diploma, MA and PhD in Linguistics

The exam tests your ability to present a coherent academic argument about a topic related to linguistics. You will be asked to write a short critical essay on a general topic or one related to linguistics.