Bachelor of English Studies with Honours
(R2/222/6/0009 (A9470) 03/26)
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.
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.
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PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:
PEO 1: Knowledgeable and technically competent in the English language, advanced literacy, and problem-solving, and able to provide services of high standards to the relevant stakeholders. (Cognitive)
PEO 2: Effective in leveraging on their knowledge management and interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate with others, as well as to lead where required, in problem-solving issues arising from the multiple domains of life. (Psychomotor)
PEO 3: Ethically upright and compassionately nurturing of societal members. (Affective)
PEO 4: Creatively driven to continually acquire new knowledge and skills as a commitment to lifelong learning, as well as to create entrepreneurial opportunities for the advancement of self and society. (Affective)
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of all courses in this programme, the graduates should be able to:
PLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying values, concepts, theories, and skills relevant to the broad field of English Studies. (Knowledge and Understanding)
PLO 2: Critically apply knowledge and skills to analyse, problem-solve, and process new information to resolve arising issues in typical and novel situations within and beyond the discipline. (Cognitive Skill)
PLO 3: Demonstrate practical competence including planning, organising, and implementing in fulfilling work, study, and life responsibilities. (Practical Skill)
PLO 4: Apply interpersonal skills in managing and nurturing relationships with individuals and teams from wide-ranging backgrounds in work and social contexts. (Interpersonal Skill)
PLO 5: Communicate ideas and viewpoints cogently, professionally, and effectively in appropriate language and in various mediums to a range of audiences and situations. (Communication)
PLO 6: Demonstrate skills in using the appropriate information/digital technologies to support work and studies in an ethical, socially-responsible manner. (Digital Skill)
PLO 7: Organise, interpret, analyse and present information in numerical and graphical form to make meaning of the past and present, and to predict the future. (Numeracy skill)
PLO 8: Collaborate and work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds on a one-to-one or team basis, taking leadership role where appropriate, to fulfil collective ethical goals and objectives. (Leadership)
PLO 9: Demonstrate progressive life skills leading to self-care and self-development, encompassing such characteristics as enthusiasm for independent learning, self-control, social etiquette, and professionalism. (Personal Skill)
PLO 10: Value and cultivate the technical, management and personal skills, competencies and attributes recognised as entrepreneurial skills. (Entrepreneurial)
PLO 11: Commit to ethical, professional, and compassionate behaviour in line with personal, organisational and occupational codes of conduct. (Ethical and Professionalism)
* 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.
- RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)
- PTPTN; or
- EPF (Account 2); or
- Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
- HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
- Flexible Payment Scheme.
- JomPAY; or
- Internet Banking; or
- Debit/Credit Card.