University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Liberal Arts   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
September
  Tution Fees
N/A

The Foundation in Arts and Education is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as politics, the world economy, media and education.

Changes in the global economy, increasing challenges in employment and new opportunities arising from technological innovation have made the Liberal Arts degree a valuable asset – one that is recognised by employers and governments across the world. This is due to the capacity for this type of degree to foster creativity as well as ensuring that students have a broad range of skills and experiences.

The core modules in this programme equip students with relevant research skills in the Arts & Social Sciences. These are regarded as life-long learning skills, culminating in a Dissertation, which require students to apply these skills to develop a written project of 10,000 words in an area relevant to the field. The modules also include a business component that will enhance students’ employability; and a language component that offers students the opportunity to learn a chosen language from Beginners to Advanced level. This is also a crucial skill for employability and increases the ‘international’ portfolio of the student. The optional Arts & Social Sciences modules allow students to study from a range of disciplines to create an original academic portfolio in the areas of Education; English; Culture, Film & Media; and Politics, History & International Relations.

The Liberal Arts programme at the University of Nottingham also incorporates established traditions to create a degree that offers a genuinely global perspective. What is significant for Liberal Arts students is that they can use the three campuses to develop a unique curriculum that reflects their interests and helps to build their own unique profile. For example, a student from the Malaysia campus will benefit from studying for a semester in the UK or China by taking modules in business, politics and economics that might not feature within their programme at home.

Year one

Typical core modules  

Applied Research Methods

Beginners French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish (full year)

Business Economics

Culture and Society

Typical optional modules  

Approaches to Global Politics 

Global Music Studies

Identifying and Understanding Special Education Needs

Introduction to European Union Politics

Literacy in Schools and Society

Media and Communications Theory

Producing Film and Television

Reading Film and Television

The Influence of English 

The Making of Modern Asia

The Survey of English Literature and Drama 

Understanding Schools and Schooling

 

Year two 

Typical core modules  

Advanced Research Methods 

Cultural Politics

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

Intermediate French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish (full year)

Research Culture, Film and Methods

Typical optional modules  

English Through Time 

Film and Television in Social and Cultural Context 

Global Political Economy and International Development 

International Relations of the Asia Pacific

Learning Styles and Strategies 

Modern and Contemporary Literature 

Music in Film

Political Communication, Public Relations and Propaganda

Teaching Styles and Strategies

 

Year three 

Typical core modules  

Advanced French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish (full year)

Dissertation

Strategic Management

 

Typical optional modules  

Comparative Political Economy in East Asia

Democracy and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Documentary Film and Documentary Practice

Drama, Theatre and Performance

Gender, Sexuality and Media

Literature in the Classroom

Malaysian Literature in English

Materials for Language Teaching

Phonetics and Phonology for Language Teaching

Southeast Asian Film

The Teaching of Grammar

Writing for the Media

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A Level

BBC, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma 

28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level

STPM 

B+B+B, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC 

1 A and 4 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations  

ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements

Advance Placement (AP)

4,4,3 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Diploma - Other Institutions 

Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 65% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements for the programme

University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education or Business and Management programme.

 

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C 

GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  

grade C 

PTE (Academic):

62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

SPM: 

grade A-

1119 (GCE-O):

grade B

GCSE O Level: 

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C  

IGCSE (second language): 

grade B 

MUET:

Band 4

UEC: 

grade A2

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher):

4 points 

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points 

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points 

 

IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

An international communications degree is your passport to a variety of rewarding professions. Likely career fields include: the audio-visual, digital 
and print media industries; marketing; production; public relations; and research.

Career paths in these fields include advertising account executives, copywriters and creative roles, news editors, journalists and reporters. 
Other career options include:arts or heritage administration and management; the civilservice, diplomatic or embassy work and government service; non-governmental organisations, politics and think-tanks; and consultancy, human resources, management and recruitment within the international business environment. 

Graduates with a passion for language can pursue interpreting, publishing and translation roles and others may continue their studies and pursue research and/or teaching.

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