Higher Diploma in English Language and Literature


The Higher Diploma in English Language and Literature will teach students the proven techniques to pinpoint and analyze information that helps them build support for their ideas and opinions. They will also learn to think critically and write effectively – skills vital to any career students choose to pursue.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE A/L or Equivalent
  • GCE O/L with Northshore Foundation Diploma

Progression Pathway

Advance entry onto undergraduate degree programme in the English Language.

Duration & Mode of Study

Full-Time / Part-Time
18 – 24 Months

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching/Lecturing (both in Sri Lanka and abroad)
  • Speech Therapy
  • Publishing
  • Events Coordination
  • Journalism
  • Civil Service
  • Media (Including Advertising, Marketing and Public Relationship)

Module Outlines

  • Basic Grammar 
  • English Reading Skills 
  • English Writing Skills 
  • English Listening Skills 
  • English Speaking Skills
  • Business Communication Skills 
  • Introduction to Literature 
  • Comparative Literature 
  • Advanced Grammar 
  • Advanced English Reading Skills 
  • Advanced English Writing Skills 
  • Advanced English Listening Skills 
  • Advanced English Speaking Skills 
  • English as a Second Language 
  • World English Literature and Culture 
  • Cross Cultural Communication