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BA (Hons) English Language & Communication

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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs (9 Sem)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)61300/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyLanguages (National language & other languages)
Course Description

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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Year 1 Compulsory
  • Introduction to the Ethnography of Communication
  • Understanding Reading and Writing in English Language
  • Expository Writing
  • Principles and Practice in Language Teaching
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Bilingualism
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Year 2 Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • World Englishes
  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • Contemporary English Literature in Asia
  • Written Discourse
  • Spoken Discourse
  • Functional Grammar
  • Translation and Interpretation for Beginners
  • Educational Psychology
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU–U3)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Elective (Choose One)
  • English for Specific Purpose: Business Communication
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
Year 3 Compulsory
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • English, Global Media & Technology
  • Cross Cultural Communication & English Language
  • Syllabus Design and Curriculum Review
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methodology in ELC
  • English Language and Communication Project
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Co-operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
Elective (Choose One)
  • Media Writing Skills
  • Visual Communication
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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Academic Requirement STPM/ ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals. UEC Minimum 5 Credits CPU CPU – Min. average score of 60% in 6 subjects. National Matriculation Min CGPA 2.5 Diploma/ Advanced Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Min. pass (exemptions are at the sole discretion of the faculty after review of transcripts & syllabus; 30 credit hours as per MOE ruling) WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points over 5 subjects Other Year 12 Equivalent Minimum overall average score of 60% UCSI Foundation in Arts Pass SAM/ AUSMAT/ WACE SAM – Minimum average score of 60% in 5 subjects *Discretion is given to the faculty to deal with borderline academic requirements.

Intake Months

April, September, December

Career Prospects

Career opportunities are abundant to an individual with a degree in English because skills gained from this area of study can be easily applied to many career areas. Individuals possessing the ability to think clearly and critically, to analyse and interpret data, and communicate results are in great demand by employers.

The following list contains a representative sample of jobs of former graduates with an English major: actor/actress, advertising copywriters, archivists, authors, biographers, book publishers, broadcasters, career counselors, child care specialists, columnists, corrective therapists, communication skills trainers, consultants, corporate communications executives, creative writers, critics, editors, ESL instructors, human resources assistants, interpreters/translators, journalists, marketing specialists, manuscript readers, mass media assistants, news reporters, proofreaders, and public relations executives.

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

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