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BA (Hons) Education and English
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Approval Code KA 11510; 12/2015
Accreditation Code Approved
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Education and English
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Terengganu Campus
Intakes January, May and September
This is the degree for you – an innovative and forward thinking degree programme, led by research-active staff, which uniquely brings together the study of Education and English to examine the relationship between the two. Education is essential to the development of an informed society, widening opportunities and giving people choices on how to see the world. The Education courses explore the four pillars of education (Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and History of Education) and the practice of education in a variety of contexts to create new knowledge and discovery. Through language, English examines the emergence of meanings and its transformation through different cultural and social contexts and values. The English courses consider how readers, writers, speakers, listeners and viewers extract and communicate meanings using the English language in the past, present and future.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM/ ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals
UEC Minimum 5 credits
International Baccalaureate Minimum score of 26/42 from 6 subjects
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Australian Year 12 Minimum overall average of 60% in 5 subjects, or
Minimum ATAR score of 65
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
UCSI Foundation in Arts Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
*Discretion is given to Head of School to deal with borderline academic requirements.

Foundation in Arts
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM/ O-Level Minimum 5 credits
UEC Minimum 3 credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
**Equivalency of qualification in accordance to Malaysian Qualification Agency standards

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to decide on applicants whose academic results are borderline to the entry requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
For graduates with a BA (Hons) Education and English the possibilities are limitless in today’s growing fields of education and English language. Doors will open into established and new settings and businesses. Graduates will possess the essential knowledge, skills, and qualities to embark on rapidly expanding jobs in various disciplines related to education and English, for example:
  • English language teaching, education, training in private institutions
  • Nurseries, pre-school, kindergarten, primary, secondary and tertiary education
  • Education, training and career counselling
  • Educational research, development and administration
  • Cultural, tourism, IT and web-based industries
  • Educational publishing, marketing, advertising and sales
  • Educational technologies, new media, television
  • Educational entrepreneurship involving children and parents
For graduates who wish to study further, the BA (Hons) Education and English will lead to:
  • Teacher training: teaching/TESOL diploma
  • Master’s in Education
Year Courses
Year 1
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Key Ideas in Education
  • Theories of Learning
  • Equality and Diversity in Education
  • Education in Literature
  • Education and the Sociological Imagination
  • The History of English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • English Proficiency
  • Practical Uses of English – Speaking
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 2
  • Social Constructionism
  • Education and Popular Culture
  • Comparative Education
  • Research Methods in Education
  • English Language – identities, contexts and values
  • English and ICT
  • Reading for Meaning - register and audience
  • Researching the English language
  • Practical and Creative Uses of English – writing
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Year 3
  • Education and Sustainability
  • Policies and Practices of Education in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • New Technologies and Education
  • The Future of English
  • English in the Community
  • Professional Uses of English - speaking and writing
  • English for Specific Purposes - Business English and Media English
  • Approaches and Methods in English Teaching
  • Dissertation
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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