University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

University of Nottingham Malaysia UNM

Courses
90
Scholarship
Yes

Foundation in Arts and Education   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
PRE-UNIVERSITY
  Duration
1 Year
  Intake
April / June / Sept
  Tution Fees
N/A

The Arts and Education Foundation Programme is run by the Centre for English Language & Foundation Education (CELFE), and aimed at International and Malaysian students who would like a solid preparation for Undergraduate study.

The course is a combination of academic skills and content specific modules, providing an introductory grounding in social sciences as well as challenging work on critical thinking, academic literacy and communication skills. The emphasis on English for Academic Purposes will enable you to express complex ideas in a concise and appropriate way.

 

How you are taught

You will be taught in innovative ways, designed to help you learn to think issues through for yourself instead of reciting facts. You will benefit from an emphasis on discussion, exploration and evaluation of issues, as well as presenting ideas in the style and format expected at university level. This interactive and student-focused teaching style, often in groups of 20 or fewer, will help you to become an independent and active learner, and prepare you for your undergraduate studies at a British university. 

You will participate in lectures, seminars and workshops, and follow a similar timetable to a typical undergraduate. Assessment is through exams, coursework essays, portfolios, and oral presentations.

Progressing to degree level

The Arts and Education Foundation Programme is the recommended pathway for students wishing to enter the following Schools: 

  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Politics, History and International Relations
  • Education
  • English


Note: Past students have also joined the Division of Organisational and Applied Psychology (DOAP), a division within the Nottingham University Business School, and the School of Psychology (within the Faculty of Science). If you wish to enter any of these Schools, please contact the Course Director to find out if you have met the entry requirements.  

 

 

First Semester

Typical core modules:   

Computer Basics and Operations Decisions

Contemporary Global Issues

Introduction to Social Science

 

Second Semester 

Typical optional modules:  

Communication and Culture 

Critical Thinking and Study Skills 

Typical optional modules (choose any two)   

Foundation in Language and Literature

Oral Communications for Academic Purposes 

English for Academic Purposes 

Introduction to Law 

Elementary Economics and Mathematical Skills 

Social Sustainability

Third Semester

Typical core modules  

Principles of Education

Basic Concepts of Politics and Philosophy

Typical optional modules (Choose any one)   

Quantitative Methods for Business 

Business Accounting

OR

Your foundation route depends on your skills and the amount of formal education you have undertaken. The three-semester programme is ideal if you have completed a minimum of 11 years of formal education, whereas the two-semester programme is suitable if you have completed at least 12 years of formal education, but need to enhance your skills and knowledge in order to be better prepared for an undergraduate degree. Each semester consists of ten to twelve weeks of classes and an additional one to three weeks of assessment.

Typical optional modules (Choose any two)  

    • Communications Politics and Media

English for Academic Purposes 

  • The World Economy

Fundamentals in Economics 

Principles of Applied Psychology

 

3 Semester Entry

SPM/GCSE/IGCSE

5 Bs, excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)

5,5,5,5,5 excluding Personal Project. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.

Canadian Ontario Grade 11 Secondary School

70% average with 75% in relevant academic subjects. 

Canadian Grade 11 from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

2 Semester Entry

 

A Level

CCC, excluding critical thinking and general studies

AS Level

BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies

STPM

BBB, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

4 B3s and 1 B4 in relevant academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.

IB Diploma

24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level

SAM or other Australian Matriculations

ATAR 74 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

70% 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

High School Diploma (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4)

Applicants who are planning to progress to undergraduate programmes offered by Nottingham University Business School must have at least grade B in mathematics at SPM/ GCSE/ IGCSE/ High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the 2-semester programme. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

 

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

SPM: 

Grade B+

1119 (GCE-O):

Grade C

GCSE O Level: 

Grade C

IGCSE (first language):

Grade C

IGCSE (second language):

Grade B

IB MYP:

4

MUET:

Band 4

UEC:

Grade B3

Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the 2-Semester entry. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.

Education:

For those progressing to a degree in Education:

Careers in education are available in four main areas: public and private schools, colleges, and universities; supplementary and alternative education providers; education products industry including multimedia and conventional material development, ICT, and publishing; and education services including consultancy, research, investment services, and technology service.

English:

For those progressing to a degree in English:

The creative, analytical and communication skills developed during an English degree will equip you for the changing demands of the 21st-century workplace.

English graduates have a wide range of career choices open to them. Just a few include broadcasting, journalism, communications, the creative industries, research, publishing, teaching, lecturing, advertising, marketing, management, business, banking, law, government service, human resources and public relations.

Modern Languages & Cultures:

For those progressing to a degree in Modern Languages & Cultures:

An international communications degree is your passport to a wide variety of rewarding professions. Likely career paths include: TV, film, radio and print – producers, reporters, journalists, editors, researchers; advertising, marketing and PR – copywriters, creatives, account executives; teaching and research; publishing, translation and interpreting; government service, civil service, diplomacy, embassy work; politics, think tanks, non-governmental organisations (NGOs); international business; management, HR, recruitment and consultancy; and arts or heritage administration and management.

Politics, History & International Relations:

For those progressing to a degree in Politics, History & International Relations:

Our degrees will equip you for a career in a wide variety of fields including foreign ministries, international organisations, international businesses and finance, non-governmental and aid sectors, international media and journalism, local and national government, think-tanks, policy advice and lobbying.

 

 

Foundation in Arts and Education
APPLY

FULL TIME | April / June / Sept

Foundation in Business and Management
APPLY

FULL TIME | April / June / Sept

Foundation In Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | April / June / Sept

Foundation in Science
APPLY

FULL TIME | April / June / Sept

Master of Business Administration
APPLY

FULL TIME | Feb / June / Sept / Nov

Master of Science (MSc) Management Psychology
APPLY

FULL TIME | February and September

Master in Special and Inclusive Education
APPLY

FULL TIME | Feb / June / Sept / Nov

Master in Educational Leadership and Management
APPLY

FULL TIME | Feb / June / Sept / Nov

Postgraduate Diploma in Education
APPLY

FULL TIME | Feb / June / Sept / Nov

Masters (MA) in Education
APPLY

FULL TIME | Feb / June / Sept / Nov

MA in Media, Communications and Culture
APPLY

FULL TIME | February (Part-time) and September

Master of Arts (MA) International Relations
APPLY

FULL TIME | February and September

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
APPLY

FULL TIME | September

PhD in Business and Management
APPLY

FULL TIME | February and September

PhD in Applied Psychology
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June, September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English
APPLY

FULL TIME | February and September

PhD in Media, Languages and Cultures
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical Sciences
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biosciences
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer Science
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental and Geographical Sciences
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pharmacy
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology
APPLY

FULL TIME | February, April, June and September
whatsapp chat

Copyrights © 2020-21 Education Malaysia. All rights reserved.