Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Language Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 years (Full-time)
  Intake January, May, October


Overview of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Language in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

This programme provides students with communicative skills and knowledge of the language to communicate proficiently and competently as well as to participate actively and confidently at local and international platforms such as conferences, forums and career-related activities (training programmes, board meetings, interviews, consultations, etc).   

This programme is designed to develop graduates with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theories and use of the English language in this modern world. It also trains and develops them in the field of English to meet the increasing communicative demands and needs of globalisation by providing a strong foundation and the necessary language skills to keep abreast with the latest developments in English and linguistic studies. Students are also introduced to the general area of Mass Communication with emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations.


  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • English Teacher/Linguist
  • Corporate Communication Personnel
  • English Language Teacher/Tutor, Interpreter
  • Radio/TV DJ, News Reader, Event Hosting


Year 1

  • Academic Writing 
  • Critical Reading & Thinking 
  • Elective I 
  • English Morphology and Syntax 
  • English Phonetics and Phonology 
  • History of The English Language 
  • Introduction to English Literature 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Language Learning Theories 
  • Malaysian Literature in English 
  • Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Structure and Grammar of English

Year 2

  • Elective II 
  • Industrial Training 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • New Technologies for Language Learning 
  • Professional Writing 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Semantics

Year 3

  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Discourse Analysis 
  • Language for Negotiation and Persuasion 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • MPU3 
  • Project I 
  • Project II 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 


MINOR - Journalism

  • Feature Writing 
  • Introduction to Mass Communication 
  • Introduction to Video Production and Editing 
  • Media Management 
  • Multimedia Jounalism 
  • News Reporting and Writing


MINOR - Public Relations

  • Crisis Communication in Public Relations 
  • Public Relations 
  • Public Relations Practices 
  • Public Relations Writing 
  • Social Media for Public Relations


Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Advertising Copy Writing 
  • Language Teaching Methodology 
  • Management Principles 
  • Statistical Techniques for Behavioural Science I


Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Philosophy and Ethics in Psychology 
  • Statistical Techniques for Behavioural Science II 
  • Teaching of Grammar 
  • Teaching of Reading 
  • Teaching of Speaking And Listening 
  • Teaching of Writing

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language


  • MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students


  • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

MPU 3 - Choose 1 course

  • Culture and Communication 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Sociology

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Music Performance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


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