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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English Education

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)62850
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
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Course Description

As English is an international language of communication, trade, research, science and technology, being proficient and competent in English is an asset to any individual in any field of work, such as law, business, commerce, politics, education and the mass media at local and international levels. 

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Education programme aims to provide students with the necessary communicative skills and knowledge of the language to communicate proficiently and competently, as well as to expose them to the general principles of teaching and learning of English as a second language.

In particular, the programme is designed to expose students to the use of the latest technology, approaches and techniques in English language teaching and to equip them with the necessary skills to become effective, trained and competent English language educators.  


Year 1

  • E-Methods in Literary Production 
  • English Phonetics and Phonology 
  • English Morphology and Syntax​
  • Introduction to English Literature 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Language Learning Theories 
  • Language Teaching Methodology 
  • MPU1*
  • MPU1**
  • National Language / Other Language​
  • Pubic Speaking & Oral Presentation​
  • Structure and Grammar of English 

Year 2

  • Academic Writing​
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Malaysian Literature in English 
  • MPU3 
  • New Literatures in English​
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Semantics and Pragmatics​
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategy​
  • Teaching of Literature​
  • Teaching of Writing
  • Teaching of Reading​
  • Teaching of Speaking and Listening​

Year 3

  • Behavioral Modification​
  • Curriculum and Syllabus Design 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Educational Technology 
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Education 
  • Language Testing and Assessment 
  • Project I 
  • Project II  
  • Teaching Practice
  • 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 level / equivalent 

STAM 1. A minimum grade of Jayyid 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent 

A-Level 1. A minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent UEC 1. Grade B in 5 relevant subjects 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent 

SAM 1. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in any 2 subjects 2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent 

CPU 1. An average of 70% in any 6 subjects 2. Pass in English at SPM level / equivalent


Foundation from UTAR/Matriculation or Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning/Diploma (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent: 1. Minimum CGPA of 2.00 2. Credit in English at SPM level / equivalent. NOT applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in English at SPM level / equivalent\


Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government: MUST have a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent. NOT applicable for qualifications conducted fully in English language BUT must have a pass in English at SPM level / equivalent

Intake Months

January, June & October

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

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

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