Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Language Studies
Level Of Study:
English Language and Literature
The Bachelor of Human Science in English Language and Literature programme helps students to have solid foundation in the areas of English Language, particularly Literature and Linguistics. It offers students a number of courses to help develop their understanding of the nuances and distinctions of the English Language. The programme hopes to develop and nurture in students an appreciation of the English Language and the ability to think critically about the daily use of English in all spheres of life. Studying English encourages them to think laterally and analytically, consequently helping them to solve problems creatively. Specifically, it prepares students for a life in demanding professions such as teaching, editing, translating and in the areas of consultancy, services, commerce and the media. In line with the university’s mission of Islamicisation of knowledge, the courses are taught with Islam in mind. The well-rounded curriculum allows students and staff to explore their strengths and weaknesses in applying English to their life with Islam at the core of their outlook of life.
At the undergraduate level, students work on fundamental and major courses before choosing to specialise in any three areas of specialisation: language, literature or a combination of both. The programme normally requires four years of full time study. Students in this programme are engaged in in-depth study of the linguistic and/or literary aspects of the English language.
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM are as follows:
A pass in the IIUM Matriculation Centre’s final examination with a CGPA of not less than 2.5 and fulfillment of all other requirements for promotion to the first year of undergraduate study
OR Three principal passes, or ‘C’ grades in the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) examination,
OR Three principal passes in the GCE ‘A’ level examination,
OR Any other certificate that is recognised by the Senate as equivalent to one of the above.
A score of 575 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
A score of 6.5 points in the test administrated by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)
If they do not have either of these qualifications, applicants may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT), in which they must obtain at least 6.5 points to fulfill the requirement.
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.
If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the Board of Admissions.