Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English Language and Communication

UCSI University

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, May, Jul, Sep

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Course Highlights

  • Designed to equip you with excellent communication capabilities for professional employment in English as a Second Language (ESL), even if you do not speak English as a first language
  • Numerous award-winning professors, with 5 professors ranked in Stanford's World's Top 2% Scientists
  • IR4-focused programmes with over 4,600 global industry partners
  • Ranked #265 in the world and top 1% globally in the QS World University Rankings 2025

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the Ethnography of Communication
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Critical Reading Strategies
  • Exposition and Argumentation in Writing
  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • University Life
  • Cooperative Placement 1
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
  • Hubungan Etnik (Local)
  • Malaysian Studies (International)
  • Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia (Local) OR Bahasa Komunikasi 3 (International)
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • World Englishes
  • Written Discourse
  • Spoken Discourse
  • Functional Grammar
  • Communication for Professional Purposes
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Creative Writing
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English, Global Media and Technology
  • Cross Cultural Communication & English Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methodology in English Language & Communication
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • English Language and Communication Project
  • Language & Popular Culture
  • Common Wealth Literature
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3

Elective 1 (Choose 2):

  • Critical Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Future Directions, Futurecasting
  • Persuasive Speech
  • Thinking and Being

Elective 2 (Choose 1):

  • Principles and Practices in Language Teaching
  • Translation and Interpretation for Beginners
  • Introduction to Journalism

Elective 3 (Choose 1):

  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Feature Writing
  • Educational Psychology

Entry Requirements

  • STPM/A Level: A minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any TWO subjects or its equivalent; or a minimum grade of Jayyid in STAM or its equivalent and pass English at SPM/O Level
  • UEC: Five credits and minimum of Grade B in English
  • International Baccalaureate: Minimum score of 26/42 points from 6 subjects
  • Matriculation: A minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a credit in English at SPM/O Level
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent: Pass with minimum mark of 60%, or minimum ATAR score of 65
  • Canadian Pre-U: Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
  • Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency: Minimum overall average of 60%
  • UCSI Foundation in Arts: Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0) (credits are required for English at SPM/O Level)
  • Diploma/Advance Diploma/Degree/equivalent: Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0) (credits are required for English at SPM/O Level)
  • MUET: Band 4
  • SPM English: Grade A-
  • SPM English 1119/O Level/IGCSE: Grade A-
  • UEC English: Grade A1
  • IELTS: Band 60
  • TOEFL IBT: 60
  • English Language requirement for Malaysian and International Student candidate with O Level, A Level, Matriculation, Foundation/Foundation UCSI or Diploma (conducted in fully in English) can be exempted from IELTS.

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