University of Nottingham Malaysia
General Studies Department


All students (Malaysian and International) is required to [enrol, undertake, complete and pass] - these required stages in the General Studies Department modules (formerly known as Compulsory Subjects) before the end of the graduation. This is a precondition for the award of degrees in Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEI) under the Private Higher Education Act 1996. As a private higher educational institution, University of Nottingham Malaysia is subject to PHEI regulations effective 1 September 2013. Refering to the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia Administrative Circular JPT / GS1000-606 JLD.1 (30) dated 22 July 2013.  

Note: The new general studies department modules (MPU) are only applicable to all students enrolling in Undergraduate studies commencing 1 September 2013 at any PHEI in Malaysia.  


The new general studies department modules (MPU) comprise four broad categories namely:

  • U1: Appreciating           
           Values and History
  • U2: Mastering Humanity
  • U3: Broadening Knowledge
           About Malaysia
  • U4: Developing Practical


AACSB accreditation completes 'triple crown' for Nottingham University Business School

Nottingham University Business School joins the top one per cent of business schools in the world that hold 'triple crown' accreditation.The school has earned accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for all three of its locations in the UK, China and Malaysia, making it the only business school in the UK to hold triple accreditation for its operations on every campus.



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To apply for an exemption from taking the Bahasa Kebangsaan A module, students are required to have the following: 

  • A credit in Bahasa Melayu/Malay Language in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

Please contact the department for further information.  

General Studies Department

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8187
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8020

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