B.A. On Campus


University of Malaya

48 months
3200 USD/year
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The programme at University of Malaya is comparable to those offered in universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Canonical literatures in English that cover the whole period of development of English Literature, from the Medieval to the Modern, form the foundation for the Bachelor of Arts (English) programme. 


Due emphasis is also given to literature in English from other parts of the world such as Africa, India, Australia and the USA. The department also offers courses reflective of current interdisciplinary developments in English Literature, such as ‘Popular Culture and Literature’, ‘Literature through Language’, and ‘Global Shakespeares’.

Teaching is conducted mainly in the form of lectures and tutorials, with an emphasis on interactive learning to encourage students to stretch their abilities. Most courses adopt a 60:40 ratio in assessment, with 60% based on continuous coursework assessment and 40% from final examinations. Some courses are assessed entirely from coursework. 

All teaching is supported by our e-learning system, SPeCTRUM, which every registered student has access to. Further, each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who can provide guidance on queries and problems of an academic or even personal nature. 

There are also opportunities to participate in Exchange programmes with overseas universities, giving students valuable and stimulating exposure to different learning environments and experiences. Credits earned from an Exchange programme may be transferred as part of the degree programme of the Department of English, subject to terms and conditions. University of Malaya students will also carry out an internship with a company, institution or organisation to gain practical experience that will equip them with useful skills when they apply for jobs after graduation.

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  • Copywriter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading & Writing about Literature 
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Aspects of Poetry
  • Drama: An Introduction
  • Theories of Literature
  • Shakespeare & His Contemporaries
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Topics in the 19th Century
  • The 20th Century
  • World Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above or
    •  A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
    •  Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • RM 7,150 (Local student)

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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