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.

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (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 at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET;

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Accounting, TESL & Law Stream

Pass Matriculation / Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;

and

Obtained at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a Diploma from Universiti Malaya or equivalent 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 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 institution recognised by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;

and

Obtained at least Grade A in SPM for Bahasa Inggeris;

and

Obtained of at least Band 4 for MUET;

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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.

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