Bachelor of Arts English

Bachelor of Arts English

The Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a distinguished history. It is the oldest Department of English in the country, and can trace its beginnings to the establishment of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malaya in Singapore in 1949.  The Department of English subsequently became one of the first departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences set up on the present campus in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur in 1959.

The department’s identity, which proudly sets it apart from every other Department of English in Malaysia, lies in its continued commitment to coverage of traditional British literature, from Chaucer and Middle English, through Shakespeare and the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, to the Victorians and the Modernists.

Through its academic staff’s specialization and research interests, the Department offers expertise in a wide variety of literary fields, including Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, 19th century literature, Modernist and Postmodernist literature, Postcolonial literatures (with a strong interest in Malaysian literature), travel literature, ecocriticism, African literature, feminist literature, modern drama, literary theory and more.

Entry Requirements

STPM
(Current Year)

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION
(Current Year)

Arts Stream

Pass STPM with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;

and

Obtained of at least Grade B in STPM for any two (2) subjects:

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Bahasa Cina
  • Bahasa Arab
  • Literature in English
  • Kesusasteraan Melayu
  • Sejarah
  • Geografi
  • Mathematics (M) / Mathematics (T)
  • Ekonomi
  • Pengajian Perniagaan;

 

and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

Accounting, TESL & Law

Pass Matriculation / Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4  for MUET.

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT

OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a Diploma from Universiti Malaya or  equivalent institutions that are recognised by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in the following fields:

  • Pengurusan
  • Pengurusan Sumber Manusia
  • Pengurusan Perniagaan
  • Perakaunan

 

and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possessed a Diploma from any institutions that are recognised by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;

and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM in Bahasa Inggeris;
and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in any one (1) subject;

and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possessed a recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma qualification with a minimum score of 28 Points;

and

Obtained of at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;
and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

International Students

Entry Requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above 

OR

  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with the least a CGPA of 3.00
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty

English Language Requirements

  • Effective from February 2019 intake, the English requirements has been updated and International students applying for the undergraduate programmes at University of Malaya must obtain:
    • Band of 5.0 and above in IELTS (Academic); or
    • Score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above in TOEFL; or
    • Band of 3 and above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or
    • Score 41 and above in Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic); or
    • Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge; or
    • Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Secondary Education (0 Level), University of Cambridge; or
    • Grade C and above in Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE)
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