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Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees550/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyLanguages (National language & other languages)
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

Linguistics is the scientific study of key aspects of languages. It ranges from the study of a language's sound system and grammatical structure through to the cultural influence on the language, the integration of language and modern technology as well as the thorough analysis of meaning in language. It is a field of study that compares the structures of different languages and establishes linkages between them.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Linguistics) is a 3-year degree programme that is specifically designed to produce quality and competitive graduates in the professional fields of education, language studies, publishing, translation, and research. This is a unique programme that is conducted in bilingual mode (Malay and English). It emphasizes on the linguistic knowledge of major languages in the world as well as Borneo languages (Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, etc).

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND
 
A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

 
AND
 
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • At least Band 1
 
Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 
 
Notes:

1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.

2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

 

 
Career Prospects

linguistic consultant, language instructor, translator/interpreter, speech and language therapist, copy writer, researcher, lexicographer, editorial assistant, proofreader, speech synthesis, audiologist, consultant in natural language processing

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


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