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To be awarded a Bachelor of English Language and Linguistics Degree, students need to complete their studies by taking a total of 127 credits. The program structure for the Bachelor of English Language and Linguistics Degree is as follows:

Students are awarded the Bachelor of English Language and Linguistics, upon completion of a total of 127 credits of study. The programme structure for the Bachelor of English Language and Linguistics is as follows:

Our programme also prepare graduates for further studies where they can pursue their postgraduate degrees (Masters & PhDs) locally or internationally and we have graduates who have successfully obtained scholarships (e.g. one from Cambridge University). A number of our graduates have also obtained their Masters degree at our Faculty and some from the Asia Europe Institute.


Our programme produces high calibre graduates for language related professions and they can work in a variety of sectors such as

  • in the media, advertising, and publishing (e.g. journalists, broadcasters, writers, editors, copywriters, proof-readers);
  • in the marketing, banking and tourism industries (e.g. administrators and junior executives);
  • in corporate communication (e.g. communications officer);
  • in the education industry (e.g. corporate trainers, language teachers/instructors, teacher educators, programme/curriculum developers, education managers/administrators at government and private schools and institutions); and
  • as translators and interpreters.


To be admitted to a Master‘s programme, applicants are required to have a completed and recognized Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and to have obtained a better than average cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons.) or its equivalent in the related field*
Preference will be given to applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above or its equivalent.
Applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 3.7 and above can apply directly for the Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD)

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