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General Programme Information

This programme focuses on knowledge and research skills related to language structure and use through the variety of courses offered and the dissertation.

Graduates from this programme can work, for example,

  • in the media, advertising and publishing industry (e.g. script-writers, journalists, writers, editors, copywriters, proof-readers);
  • in corporate communication;
  • in the education industry (e.g. corporate trainers, language teachers, teacher educators, programme/curriculum developers, education managers/administrators at government and private schools and institutions, researchers and lecturers in higher education);
  • as translators and interpreters;
  • as language or linguistic consultants (e.g. linguistic and language-related fieldwork, researchers, analysing linguistic aspects of spoken and written texts).
This Master’s programme consists of coursework and dissertation. The programme is offered in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Candidates need to complete four core courses (Dissertation, Research Methodology, Fundamentals of Linguistics & Language and Society) and two programme elective courses (Approaches to Discourse Analysis, Multilingualism, Phonetics and Phonology, Translation Studies, Pragmatics and Issues in Applied Arabic Linguistics). The student will also have to submit a dissertation to be awarded the Master’s in Linguistics Degree.
  1. A bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of not lower than 3.0 or equivalent in the field of English language or linguistics studies, or
  2. A bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of not lower than 3.0 or equivalent in a non-language related field; and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a field related to studies in English language use or linguistics, or
  3. A bachelor’s degree with a CGPA lower than 3.0 or equivalent; and a minimum of two years’ work experience in a field related to studies in English language use or linguistics, or
  4. Other qualifications approved by the Senate from time to time
Twice per academic year
September for Semester I
February for Semester II

Highlights

Last Update: 24/02/2022