College of Arts and Social Sciences





Dr. Fatma Al Rubaiey

Head of Department

English Language and Literature Department

Welcome to Sultan Qaboos University’s Department of English Language and Literature. Whether you would like to pursue study in English Language and Literature, Translation or English Language Teaching, we can make this possible. Our vibrant department ensures that all its members – faculty and students - engage in high quality learning and leading-edge scholarship. Our research interests are diverse and our student activities are acclaimed campus-wide. In addition to attractive undergraduate offerings, our Diploma/Master's Program in Translation provides a postgraduate training that blends essential theory with an emphasis on the professional skills needed in the job market. Indeed graduates of all four of our programs have an established record of employment success and acceptance for further study in respected universities worldwide. For more information please visit the department’s website  

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  The Department of English aspires to assume a leading position in the region in terms of high quality teaching and innovative research in areas related to English language, literature, linguistics and translation.





The Department’s mission is to provide a stimulating and dynamic environment for innovative teaching, scholarship and research sustained by collaborative work in its four areas of language, literature, linguistics and translation. Committed to relevant best practice, the Department works to provide students with advanced practical, critical and interpretative skills vital for career success, future study, and effective citizenship. The Department also aims to produce well-trained, informed graduates able to think critically, express themselves and play active roles in society and future careers.





The Department aims to produce graduates:

  1. capable of independent, creative and academic achievement and equipped with a range of specialized and transferrable skills, including the high-order conceptual, literacy and communication skills valued in graduate employment.
  2. committed to furthering their personal, intellectual, social and professional development through English.
  3. equipped with broad knowledge and understanding of the range of human experience acquired through the reading and study of language and literature in all its forms and through a wide range of translation and intercultural studies.
  4. capable of facilitating cross-cultural communication through written and oral translation.
  5. culturally aware of their own identity and their role in a multicultural and multilingual society.








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