BA (Hons) English Language & Communication

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R/224/6/0052; 01/2025
Accreditation Code
A5783


Overview

The BA (Hons) English Language and Communication (ELC) programme is designed to equip students who do not speak English as a first language with excellent communication capabilities for professional employment in English as a Second Language (ESL). Students who are learning English as a second or additional (foreign) language... will be able to develop graduate level communicative competence in English Language, and to use English effectively.

Graduate employability has been a matter of concern to governments throughout the region, thus practical applications are strongly featured in the programme, which is geared to linking theory and practice through critical reflection to build work related skills as well as sound academic knowledge. Observation and experience of work (via Co-Operative courses), inquiry & project activities are integral to the learning processes of the programme.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Assessments

Presentation, quiz, test, mid-term exam, final exam, folio, assignments.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

STPM / A-Level

Minimum 2 principals
(credits are required for English at SPM / O-Level)

​UEC

Minimum 5 credits including English
(For English subject, a minimum of Grade B is necessary)

International Baccalaureate

Minimum score of 26/42 points from 6 subjects

National Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.0
(credits are required for English at SPM / O-Level)

Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Pass with minimum mark of 60%, 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)
(credits are required for English at SPM / O-Level)

Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent

Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
(credits are required for English at SPM / O-Level)

Diploma in Media & Communication or equivalent

Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)

Diploma in Psychology or equivalent

Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)


* Discretion is given to Head of School to deal with borderline academic requirements.

Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 2/2016):

The terms of credit in English at SPM level for the candidate with STPM, STAM, Diploma and Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained English and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required credit of English at the SPM level.

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
A-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 4
SPM English
Grade A-
SPM English 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade A-
UEC English
Grade A1
IELTS
Band 60
TOEFL IBT
60

  • English Language requirement for Malaysian and International Student candidate with O Level, A-Level, Matriculation, Foundation/Foundation UCSI or Diploma (conducted in fully in English) can be exempted from IELTS.
For International Students
IELTS
Band 6.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
169
TOEFL IBT
60
Pearson Test of English
59
MUET
Band 4

  • 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 for Tertiary Education (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.
  • English Language requirement for Malaysian and International Student candidate with O Level, A-Level, Matriculation, Foundation/Foundation UCSI or Diploma (conducted in fully in English) can be exempted from IELTS.

Courses Offered

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Introduction to the Ethnography of Communication
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Critical Reading Strategies
  • Exposition and Argumentation in Writing
  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • University Life
  • Cooperative Placement 1
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
  • Hubungan Etnik ( Local )
  • Malaysian Studies ( International )
  • Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia (Local) OR Bahasa Komunikasi 3 (International)
  • Religions in Malaysia

    Elective (Choose 2)

  • Critical Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Future Directions, Futurecasting
  • Persuasive Speech
  • Thinking and Being
Year 2
Compulsory
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • World Englishes
  • Written Discourse
  • Spoken Discourse
  • Functional Grammar
  • Communication for Professional Purposes
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Creative Writing
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2

    Elective (Choose 1)

  • Principles and Practices in Language Teaching
  • Translation and Interpretation for Beginners
  • Introduction to Journalism
Year 3
Compulsory
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English, Global Media and Technology
  • Cross Cultural Communication & English Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methodology in English Language & Communication
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • English Language and Communication Project
  • Language & Popular Culture
  • Common Wealth Literature
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3

    Elective (Choose 1)

  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Feature Writing
  • Educational Psychology
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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Career Opportunities

  • Linguist
  • Publication Officer
  • Author/Writer
  • Educator
  • Interpreter/Translator 
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Diplomatic Service Officer 
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Training
  • Event Organisers
  • Social Service 
  • Language Researchers
  • Editor
  • Proof Readers
  • IT Content Writer

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 66,290

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 75,800

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
Bachelor of Arts English Language and Linguistics1.5 + 1.5 / 2 + 1University of EssexUnited Kingdom£ 16,050
Bachelor of Arts English Language and Literature1.5 + 1.5 / 2 + 1University of EssexUnited Kingdom£ 16,050
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English for International Corporate Communication2 + 1University of Central LancashireUnited Kingdom£ 12,700

For enquiry, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.
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