Project Description

Bachelor of English Studies with Honours

(R/222/6/0009 (A9470) 03/19)

Programme Synopsis

OUM’s Bachelor of English Studies (Hons.), or BEST, is uniquely different from traditional offerings of English. BEST takes as grounding that ‘doing English’ need not be interpreted solely in the traditional sense as choosing to study one branch of English (e.g., linguistics) instead of the other branches (e.g., literature, applied communication). BEST demonstrates that ‘doing English’ could alternatively and productively mean learning the essentials from the major branches of English in order to acquire a rounded contemporary education.

In short, BEST’s curriculum provides learners with opportunities to acquire not only advanced language proficiency but also knowledge and competencies in linguistics, communication, including advanced and professional writing, as well as literary and cultural studies.

Learners who successfully complete an English Studies programme at OUM can expect to be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced English language proficiency skills and knowledge
  • engage imaginatively in the advanced process of reading, analysing and/or producing complex and sophisticated literary and non-literary texts and discourse
  • demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of contextual approaches to the production and reception of texts and discourses across fields
  • reflect critically upon textual production and reception across time and space and in their own practice
  • apply a range of subject-specific and transferrable skills, including high-order conceptual, analytic and communication skills
  • embark on further study in English or related disciplines at higher levels.

Career Prospects

English graduates have thrived in diverse careers. This is because they possess not only subject knowledge and subject specific skills, but also such transferable graduate skills as advanced literacy and communication skills, critical reasoning, and the capacity to critically analyse diverse forms of discourse.

Interesting and diverse career paths await English graduates, including Teaching, Training, Journalism, Management, Professional Writing, Creative Writing, Research, Editorial, Advertising, Media, Public Relations, Academia, Theatre, Consultancy, and more.

To know more about English Studies at OUM, download the FAQ here

Kemasukan Biasa

1. Lulus STPM atau setara dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred C (NGMP 2.0) dalam 2 mata pelajaran; DAN lulus mata pelajaran bahasa yang berkaitan sama ada di peringkat SPM (atau setara) atau STPM; atau
2. Lulus STAM (pangkat Jayyid) DAN lulus mata pelajaran bahasa yang berkaitan di peringkat SPM (atau setara); Pelajar STAM yang tidak mengambil atau tidak lulus Bahasa Arab di peringkat SPM (atau setara) boleh dipertimbangkan untuk mengikuti program Ijazah sarjana muda dalam bidang bahasa Arab; atau
3. Lulus UEC dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred B dalam 5 mata pelajaran dan lulus mata pelajaran bahasa yang berkaitan; atau
4. Lulus Matrikulasi/Foundation/Asasi dari mana-mana IPTA/IPTS/Institusi yang dibenarkan menawarkan program Foundation dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00; serta lulus mata pelajaran bahasa yang berkaitan di peringkat SPM (atau setara); atau
5. Diploma dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00 dan lulus mata pelajaran bahasa yang berkaitan di peringkat SPM (atau setara); atau
6. Kelayakan-kelayakan lain yang diiktiraf setara.


Kemasukan APEL
• Warganegara Malaysia; dan
• Calon hendaklah berumur 21 tahun dan ke atas pada tahun permohonan dibuat; dan
• Mempunyai pengalaman kerja/pengalaman pembelajaran terdahulu yang berkaitan; dan
• Lulus Penilaian APEL bagi Sarjana Muda (yang dikendalikan oleh OUM).

Normal Entry

1. Pass STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in 2 subjects; AND pass English at SPM level (or equivalent) or STPM; or
2. Pass STAM (Jayyid level) AND pass English at SPM (or equivalent); STAM students who are not taking or do not pass Arabic at SPM level (or equivalent) may be considered into the bachelor degree program in the field of Arabic language; or
3. Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects and pass English; or
4. Pass Matriculation/Foundation/Asasi from any Higher Education Institutions that are authorized to offer Foundation program, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; and pass English at SPM level (or equivalent); or
5. Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and pass English at SPM level (or equivalent); or
6. Other recognised equivalent qualifications.


APEL entry
• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).


  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM1,648 RM1,854 RM1,854 RM1,854 RM1,854
Sem 2 RM1,648 RM1,648 RM1,854 RM1,854
Sem 3 RM1,854 RM1,854 RM1,854 RM3,090
Total        RM24,720

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.


Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

General Studies Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia 2
Hubungan Etnik 2
Entrepreneurship 2 3
Health & Wellness 2 3
Community Service 2
Total 12

University Compulsory Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
English for Written Communication 3
English for Oral Communication 3
English for Science and Technical Purposes 3
Professional Ethics 3
Total 15

Basic Compulsory Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Principles of Management for Non-Business Major 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3
Basic Concepts of Information Technology 3
Introduction to Communication 3
Total 12

Core Compulsory Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Critical Reading 3
English Across Time & Space 3
Critical Writing 3
English Grammar 3
Sociolinguistics 3
Psycholinguistics 3
Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum 3
Professional Communication 3
Language & the Digital Age 3
Advanced Writing: Argument & Persuasion 3
Introduction to Media And Culture 3
Language Policy & Planning 3
Language & Literature: Texts & Contexts 3
Advanced Writing: Elements of Style 3
Contemporary Asian Short Fiction 3
Southeast Asian Cultural Production 3
Professional Writing I: Core Competencies 3
Critical & Cultural Theory 3
Contemporary Fiction & Film 3
Professional Writing II: Writing Across Fields 3
Postcolonial Studies 3
Introduction to General Linguistics 3
Introduction to Drama & Poetry 3
Introduction to Novels & Short Stories 3
Editing For Print & Electronic Publications 3
Principles of Advertising 3
Copy Writing 3
Total 81
Associate Prof Dr David Lim
Associate Prof Dr David LimProgramme Director
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603 2773 2723

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