University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education (TESOL)


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Qualification: BA (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM27,600 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM33,500 per year
Mode: Full time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The BA Education programme is studied full-time over three years. Modules offered in years one, two and three are similar for BA and BEd programmes.

Your first year modules will introduce you to the foundation of education within different contexts. This knowledge andunderstanding will be developed further in your second year. In your third year you will take specialised modules relating to your pathway. You will also pursue your own independent research throughout the third year. 

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements
A Level BBC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B, excluding Pengajian Am 
UEC  1 A and 4 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language 

ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be based on relevant subjects)  

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,3 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preffered subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 65% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation  Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education programme

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements
IELTS (Academic):  6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT):  87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O Level): grade B
GCSE O Level:  grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET: Band 4
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points 
IB English B (Higher Level) 4 points 
IB English B (Standard Level):  5 points 
IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.


The Foundation in Arts and Education is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills. 

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as politics, the world economy, media and education.


Year one 

Typical core modules

  • Behaviour and Classroom Management
  • Education and Society
  • Identifying and Understanding Special Education Needs
  • Literacy in School and Society
  • Understanding Learners and Learning

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Literature in the Language Classroom
  • Materials for Language Learning
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Teaching Language Across the Curriculum

Year three

Typical core modules 

  • Assessment and Evaluation in TESOL/SEN
  • Educational Inquiry
  • Educational Research
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • Teaching Reading and Writing
  • TESOL Methodology


Education is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career. Careers in education are available in four main areas:

  • public and private schools, colleges and universities;
  • supplementary and alternative education providers; 
  • the education products industry, including ICT, multimediaand conventional material development and publishing;
  • and education services, including consultancy, investment services, research and technology services. 


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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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Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
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