University of Nottingham Malaysia

Undergraduate English Courses in Malaysia

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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 School 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 explore a wide range of topics around the use of English, both in literature and in everyday language.

We have ambitious expansion plans to meet our teaching and research needs. Our academic staff come from across the globe, and bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise. Research areas within the School include various types of applied linguistics, language, gender and sexuality, modern and contemporary literature, Malaysian literature in English, and creative writing.

As well as collaborating with their counterparts in the UK and China, our staff also work closely with colleagues based elsewhere in the faculty, particularly specialists in English language education and literary, film, TV and cultural studies in the School of Education and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. We have strong links with the Malaysian literary community and students will benefit from the opportunity to attend public talks, readings and literary festivals.

What is English?

English is a fascinating and wide-reaching subject which enables you to investigate how language shapes, and is shaped by, the dynamic environments in which it is used. English covers a range of areas and texts. Literature study may concentrate on relating works totheir historical and social context or wider questions of artistic meaning.

Language and applied linguistics study includes psychological and cognitive approaches, while creative writing will develop your writing skills and insight into the process of writing – it will train you incultural, literary and linguistic theories, enabling you to develop the high-level creative and analytical skills needed for international interactions, whether academic or professional.

How will I study? 

You will take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, which are taught in weekly seminars and combine traditional lecture-style content with small group discussions, case studies and presentations. In your first year, you can expect around 12 scheduled contact hours aweek and you will spend a significant amount of time each week in independent study.

Staff offer individual and small group consultations and encourage you to seek their advice and feedback on your work. You will be assessed using a combination of individual research-based essays, portfolios,exams, oral presentations and occasional group work.

Our facilities

We believe that a conducive learning environment for our students is important. As such, we aim to have facilities designed to support their academic and extracurricular pursuits. Students enrolled in our English courses will have access to well-equipped classrooms, language laboratories, library resources, literary events and spaces, computer labs and online resources.

Our faculty

At UNM’s School of English, we take pride in our distinguished faculty members who are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the English language and literature. Our faculty comprises experienced professors, researchers and educators who bring real-world experience to the classroom. We are committed to providing high-quality education, nurturing the intellectual growth of our students and working to deliver well-structured and effective English courses in Malaysia.

Career prospects

The creative, analytical and communication skills developed during an
English degree will equip you for the changing demands of the 21st-century workplace. English graduates have a range of career choices open to them. Just a fewinclude advertising, banking, broadcasting, business, communications, the creative industries, government service, human resources, journalism, law, lecturing, management, marketing, public relations, publishing,research and teaching. Some students may choose to undertake postgraduate study or teacher training. 


What programmes does the School of English offer? 

UNM’s School of English currently offers these two undergraduate English courses:

English Language and Literature BA (Hons) and English with Creative Writing BA (Hons). Students who wish to pursue these English courses in Malaysia can start their journey by enrolling in UNM’s Foundation in Arts and Education, which provides a good foundation for undergraduate study.

What are the career prospects for students who complete an English course in Malaysia? 

Students who graduate from the University of Nottingham’s School of English should develop valuable skills in critical thinking, communication, research, and cultural understanding. This makes them well-equipped for a variety of careers.

Our graduates pursue successful careers in education, publishing journalism, marketing, public relations, research and even creative industries. UNM’s School of English also provides career guidance and networking opportunities to support students in their professional development.

Can I study abroad as part of my English course?

Yes, UNM believes that students will be able to broaden their horizons through study abroad opportunities. In fact, we have a study abroad programme where students can choose to study for one or more semesters in our UK or China campuses. 

Are scholarships or financial aid available for students who enrol in an English course at UNM?

Yes, there are various scholarships and financial aid options to support students in their academic journey. These opportunities are based on academic merit, financial need and other specific criteria set by the university. 

How much does it cost to study English in Malaysia?

This will depend on the course and institution you are enrolled in, as well as the level of study. The undergraduate English courses offered at UNM cost RM29,700 per year for Malaysian students and RM35,500 per year for international students. 

Can I pursue postgraduate studies after completing the English courses at UNM? 

Yes, you can choose to continue your postgraduate studies in English at UNM. Current courses available include:


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)

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

course enquiries: +6 03 8924 8686
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