University of Nottingham Malaysia

English Postgraduate Courses

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The University of Nottingham’s School of English is one of the oldest and most successful departments in the University, and is known globally for its international-quality teaching and research. With a division of English already operating at the University’s campus in Ningbo, it was a natural step to open a school at UNMC in 2013.

About the School

Nottingham’s School of English is staffed by vibrant, international academics with a wide range of teaching and research experience. Our staff and students work side-by-side to investigate a wide range of topics around the use of English, both in literature and in everyday language. Students investigate how language shapes, and is shaped by, the dynamic environments in which it is used.

Research in English

The School of English’s postgraduate English courses offers research opportunities across a wide variety of topics related to the language, and draws on the resources of Nottingham’s renowned Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL), an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to describing and understanding language as it is acquired and used in the real world. Research students work closely with two allocated supervisors who assist them in planning, executing and writing up of their research.

Global footprint

The School’s global footprint allows you to draw on the supervisory expertise of over eighty staff specialising in aspects of English across the three campuses, and to spend periods of time in the UK and China. You can also enjoy access to dedicated funds to cover research and resources costs and to help disseminate your findings at local and international conferences.

Career prospects

The School features a world-class network of researchers and academics, which offers a wide range of research opportunities. Our English postgraduate programmes equip you with the skills to succeed in a variety of careers, including broadcasting, publishing, teaching, advertising, marketing, publishing, journalism, communications, business, banking, law, human resources, and public relations, just to name a few. Former research students hold senior posts in top-tier universities across the world and prominent positions in government and the private sector.

Staff expertise

The University employs the best educators to its schools and departments, and the School of English at Nottingham is no exception. We have ambitious expansion plans to meet our teaching and research needs. Our academic staff come from across the globe, including the UK, Canada and the US, and bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise. Research expertise within the School includes systemic functional linguistics, 19th century socialist literature, British and American literature, computer-mediated communication, and the use of metaphor in inter-religious dialogue.

As well as collaborating with their counterparts in the UK and China, the School staff also work closely with colleagues based elsewhere in the faculty, especially specialists in English language and literary, film, TV and cultural studies in the School of Education and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.


What are English postgraduate studies? 

English postgraduate studies refer to advanced academic programmes that explore various aspects of the English language, including literature, linguistics, creative writing and all its related fields. 

What are the benefits of pursuing a postgraduate degree in English? 

Benefits of pursuing a postgraduate degree in English include:

  • The opportunity to deepen your knowledge in this field

  • You will develop critical thinking skills

  • You will have the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of interest. 

  • A Master's or PhD in English opens doors to career opportunities in education, publishing, mass communications, writing, and more. 

What types of English postgraduate courses are available at UNM? 

UNM offers both Masters and PhD in English:

Masters in the English Language:
English Langauge and Literature MA
English with Creative Writing MA

PhD in the English Language: 
Humanities (English) MPhil/PhD

Can I pursue a PhD or Master’s in English language in Malaysia with a non-English undergraduate degree? 

Yes, at UNM, we accept students from diverse academic backgrounds. However, you may be required to attend prerequisite courses to ensure that you have a strong foundation in English studies. You may also have to attend an interview and each acceptance to the course is on a case-by-case basis. 

What specialisations are available in the English postgraduate programmes at UNM? 

This will depend on the course you’re enrolled in. Some specialisations available include literature and creative writing. Find out more about specialisations by contacting us today

Are there scholarships or financial aid options for postgraduate English students?

Yes, we offer scholarships, grants or assistantships to support our postgraduate English students. 

How do I choose the right English postgraduate programme for my goals? 

Choosing the right course is important if you want to excel. To do so, research universities, review the programme curriculum, faculty expertise and research opportunities. Consider also your career aspirations and whether the programme you want to enrol in aligns with your interests. 

Is it possible to pursue postgraduate English studies part-time or online? 

UNM offers part-time options for students who are unable to commit full-time, although classes are only available in person. Check out the individual English postgraduate programme pages for more information. 


Discover the endless possibilities of postgraduate English studies at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Whether you aspire to be an academic scholar, a creative writer, or a language specialist, our programmes are designed to empower you to excel in your chosen career path. 

Explore our postgraduate English courses to learn more about what we offer. Your journey begins here.


School of English
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8005
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

University of Nottingham Malaysia DULN001(B)

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