Foundation in Arts and Education

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Apr, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Established programme and quality teaching that will provide you with a seamless transition into your preferred degree programme in arts or social sciences
  • Participate in lectures, seminars and workshops, and follow a similar timetable to a typical undergraduate
  • Gain a UK degree from a top Russel Group university here in Malaysia
  • Ranked #100 in the world and #17 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024)

Course Structure

Semester 1:

Typical Core Modules

  • Computer Basics and Operations Decisions
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Introduction to Social Science

Semester 2:

Typical Core Modules

  • Communication and Culture
  • Critical Thinking and Study Skills


Typical Optional Modules (choose any two)

  • Foundation in Language and Literature
  • Oral Communications for Academic Purposes
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Law
  • Elementary Economics and Mathematical Skills
  • Social Sustainability

Semester 3:

Typical Core Modules

  • Principles of Education
  • Basic Concepts of Politics and Philosophy


Typical Optional Modules (Choose any one)

  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Accounting


Typical Optional Modules (Choose any one)

  • Communications Politics and Media
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • The World Academy
  • Fundamentals in Economics
  • Basic Principles of Applied Psychology

Entry Requirements

3 Semester Entry:

  • SPM/GCSE/IGCSE: 5 Bs, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.
  • IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP): 5,5,5,5,5 excluding Personal Project. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

2 Semester Entry:

  • A Level: CCC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • AS Level: BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
  • STPM: C+C+C+, excluding Pengajian Am
  • UEC: 4 B3s and 1 B4 in relevant academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
  • IB Diploma: 24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level
  • SAM or other Australian Matriculations: ATAR 74 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
  • Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): 70% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects). Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements
  • High School Diploma (US Style Curriculum): Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4)

Applicants who are planning to progress to undergraduate programmes offered by Nottingham University Business School must have at least grade B in Mathematics at SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the 2-semester programme. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
  • PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
  • SPM: CEFR level B2
  • GCSE O Level: Grade C/4
  • IGCSE (first language): Grade C/4
  • IGCSE (second language): Grade B/6
  • IB MYP: 4
  • MUET: Band 4
  • UEC: Grade B3

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

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