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Bachelor of English Studies (Hons)

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
Part Time/Full TimePart Time/Distance Learning (ODL)
CampusPetaling Jaya
FacultyCluster of Education and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyLanguages (National language & other languages)
Course Description

OUM’s Bachelor of English Studies (Hons.) is a unique cross-disciplinary programme that covers language, cultural studies and communication. What learners can expect to gain from this rigorous programme is not simply an improved command of the English language.

More importantly, learners will acquire the following knowledge and skills of value in graduate employment: advanced subject knowledge of the structure, levels and discourse functions of the English language

  • the capacity to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse
  • the ability to handle information and argument in a critical and self-reflective manner
  • the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments cogently and coherently.
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

1. A Pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects or its equivalent and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; or

2. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Jayyid and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent; or

3. A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent1; or

4. Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent;


5. A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or its equivalent2.


1 The credit requirement of English at SPM level can be waived should the grade obtained at STPM/STAM level or equivalent is higher.

2 OUM accepts the following equivalencies:

APEL entry

• Malaysian; and

• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and

• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and

• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).

English competency requirement for international students: Minimum IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 600 or or equivalent.

Intake Months

January, May, September

Career Prospects

Interesting and diverse career paths await the English graduate, including Teaching, Journalism, Professional and Creative Writing, Management, Research, Editorial, Advertising, Media, Public Relations, Academia, Theatre, Consultancy, and others.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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