University of Nottingham Malaysia
General Studies Department


All students (Malaysian, International and Malaysian citizens) are mandatory 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, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus 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



To apply for exemption from either soft skills module or Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)/National Language (A) [Level II], students are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • A credit in Bahasa Malaysia / National Language subject at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level; or
  • A pass at SPM level and a principle at STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia) level.

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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