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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English Language

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees46350
Fees (International Student)63150
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyLanguages (National language & other languages)
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Course Description

This programme provides students with communicative skills and knowledge of the language to communicate proficiently and competently as well as to participate actively and confidently at local and international platforms such as conferences, forums and career-related activities (training programmes, board meetings, interviews, consultations, etc).   

This programme is designed to develop graduates with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theories and use of the English language in this modern world. It also trains and develops them in the field of English to meet the increasing communicative demands and needs of globalisation by providing a strong foundation and the necessary language skills to keep abreast with the latest developments in English and linguistic studies. Students are also introduced to the general area of Mass Communication with emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations.  

Curriculum

Year 1

  • MPU1*
  • Academic Writing 
  • Critical Reading & Thinking 
  • English Morphology and Syntax 
  • English Phonetics and Phonology 
  • History of The English Language 
  • Introduction to English Literature 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Language Learning Theories 
  • New Technologies for Language Learning​
     
  • Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Structure and Grammar of English
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Year 2

  • Elective I 
  • Elective II
  • Malaysian Literature in English​
     
  • MPU1**
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Professional Writing 
  • Psycholinguistic​
     
  • Research Methodology 
  • Semantics and Pragmatics​
     
  • Sociolinguistic ​
     
  •  

Year 3

  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Discourse Analysis 
  • Industrial Training​
     
  • Language for Negotiation and Persuasion 
  • MPU3 
  • Project I 
  • Project II 
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
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MINOR - Journalism

  • Feature Writing 
  • Introduction to Mass Communication 
  • Multimedia Content Production I
     
  • Multimedia Content Production II​
     
  • Multimedia Content Production II​I
  • News Reporting and Writing

MINOR - Public Relations

  • Crisis Communication in Public Relations 
  • Public Relations 
  • Public Relations Practices 
  • Public Relations Writing 
  • Social Media for Public Relations

 

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Advertising and Society​
  • Language Teaching Methodology 
  • Management Principles 
  • Statistical Techniques for Behavioural Science I

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Educational Technology​
  • Philosophy and Ethics in Psychology 
  • Positive Psychology
     
  • Statistical Techniques for Behavioural Science II 
  • Theatre in ESL​
     

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course
 

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
     
  • Introduction to Japanese
     
  • Introduction to Korean
     
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
     
  • Introduction to Thai Language
  • MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    •  
      • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa - For Local Students 
      • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 
  •  

  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

    •  
      • Philosophy and Current Issues - For International Students 
      • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban  - For Local Students 
    •  

MPU 3 - Choose 1 course

  • Culture and Communication 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Sociology

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
     
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
     
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
     
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
     
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Oral Communication
     
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
     
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
     
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
     
  • Work Ethics and EQ
     

Entry Requirements

STPM 1. A minimum of Grade C in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

STAM 1. A minimum grade of Jayyid 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

A-Level 1. A minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

UEC 1. Grade B in 5 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

SAM 1. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

CPU 1. An average of 70% in any 6 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent^ 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent 

Foundation from UTAR Matriculation / Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning Diploma (Level 4, MQF) 1. Minimum CGPA of 2.00 2. Credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* 3. IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent\

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government MUST have a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent* AND IELTS Band 6.0 / MUET Band 4 / TOEFL 60(iBT)/8.5 (Essentials) / PTE 59 / Cambridge English 169/250(OET) / ELS CIEP 109 / equivalent

*Note: The credit requirement of English at SPM level can be waived should the grade obtained at STPM level or its equivalent is higher

Intake Months

January, June & October

Career Prospects
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • English Teacher/Linguist
  • Corporate Communication Personnel
  • English Language Teacher/Tutor, Interpreter
  • Radio/TV DJ, News Reader, Event Hosting

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


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