Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies

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The programme centres on the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the English language and literature. Its curriculum focuses on education, literature, human behaviour, liberal arts and society. The programme aims to produce graduates who are competent and proficient in the English language, in addition to possessing character and ethics.

You will learn to communicate ideas, information and arguments in a manner which is relevant, focused, effective and clear in the English language. You will be able to explain and analyse the structure and function of the English language system at multiple levels, and apply critical and linguistic skills to read, discuss and create literary and non-literary texts.

The programme allows specialisation in either Language and Literature or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). You will gain effective oral and written skills in negotiation and persuasion as well as an entrepreneurial mind to adapt to the 21st century. You will be able to apply theories and research methods to analyse and interpret literature as well as engage in lifelong learning to update and expand your knowledge.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Comprehensive Courses

Relevant, Skill-Based Syllabus and Technology Integrated Learning

Top-Tier Student Experience

Accessible, Friendly and Experienced Instructors


Scholarships and Fees

Environmentally Friendly

Online Assignments Submission


Study Anywhere and Anytime

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

General Linguistics

This course provides a thorough understanding of the major sub-fields of linguistics, namely Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics.


This course helps in the comprehension of how lexical, grammatical, metaphorical, and interactional devices are used to express meanings in different contexts, disciplines and circumstances such as the classroom, with a clear focus on pragmatic meaning and usage.

Discourse Analysis

This course gives an insight into how people use language in everyday written and verbal forms. Students will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to discourse analysis, particularly from a social science perspective.

Society and Language

This course enables the comprehension and appreciation of the issues in multilingual speech communities, especially with English regarded as an international and universal language. It is also crucial for students to be aware of language variation that occurs in the interconnectedness of language and society.

Readings and Research Work in English Studies

This course offers a wide range of reading materials in the area of English studies from various sources which include online resources, reference books and journals. It provides students with the opportunity to carry out simple research based on their readings in an area of

English studies. Students will learn how to search for, interpret, evaluate and use research in their work.

Learning Path

Students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge that they need in order to succeed in university. Students will develop core skills in academic study, writing skills, communication skills and learning skills.

Students will discover practical issues involving the use of language in the real world such as Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics.

Students will have the choice of specialising in Language and Literature or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills for effective communication and a high level of fluency in self-expression.

Students will be able to apply what they have learned in the programme during their internships, as well as put their problem-solving knowledge and research skills into use in the final year research project.

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