International University of Malaya Wales

International University of Malaya Wales

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Foundation in Arts Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 1 Year
Intake Deadline


Overview of Foundation in Arts in International University of Malaya Wales Malaysia

The Foundation in Arts programme at IUMW acts as a prerequisite for students who intend to pursue their degree within the fields of arts, humanities, business, law, social sciences, and information technology. Students gain the knowledge to be able to think independently and creatively, communicate their knowledge effectively with others, operate in a constructive, ethical and professional manner, and boost their proficiency in the English language.

A solid foundation programme can give students an advantage over others who are entering higher education directly after high school. Using tertiary-style teaching with plenty of lectures, tutorials, and seminar-type classes, students are able to kick-start their undergraduate endeavours on a firm platform. With IUMW, you will find yourself academically ready and personally confident enough to succeed at your chosen undergraduate course.


  • SPM/SPMV/O Level Credit in any five (5) subjects
  • UEC Grade B in three (3) subjects
  • IB-Middle Year Programme 28 total points across the certificate's 7 components

English Competency Requirements

All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:

  • From countries where English is the official language; OR
  • From an academic institution which uses English as its main medium of instruction.



Semester 1

  • *Mathematics
  • *Introduction to Media Production and Presentation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Basic Business
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curricular 1

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 2

  • *Basic Accounting & Finance
  • *Introduction to Creative Visual Studies
  • Globalisation
  • Introduction to Communication
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Co-Curricular 2

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 3

  • *Globalisation & Society
  • *Introduction to Event Management
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology

*Choose any ONE (1) elective


Assessments under the Foundation in Arts are varied, and are either based on; full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (40 - 60%) and final exam (40 - 60%). Classes are held face-to-face through lectures, tutorials (offline and online), discussions, activities (classroom-based or outside-classroom-based) or blended learning. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; examinations, quizzes, reports, projects, and presentations.

Students are expected to undergo three (3) semesters which amounts to 51 credit hours to complete their study.


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