M.HSc. in Applied Linguistics

The Master of Human Science in Applied Linguistics programme introduces to students the different approaches to teaching English as a Second Language, allowing them to have a better understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of the English Language. This will help them to be better teachers of the language, understanding and responding critically and correctly to students’ needs in learning the language in classrooms.

Programme Description

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The programme basically requires two years of full time study or four years on a part time basis. Students in this programme are engaged in in-depth study of English linguistics and have a choice of graduating with coursework and thesis or coursework only.

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Entry Requirements

  • Degree in English or English-related disciplines
  • CGPA of 2.8 (out of 4.0) or the equivalent
  • Relevant working experience will be an added advantage
  • University requirements as stated in the application form
  • For international applicants: TOEFL (600) or IELTS (Band 7.0)
  • For Malaysian applicants: TOEFL (600) or IELTS (Band 7.0) or EPT (Band 7.0)
  • If the degree was obtained from a university in an English speaking country, applicants may request a waiver of this requirement in writing


For non-English majors, the following conditions apply before applicants   can embark on the Master’s programmes.

  • One year of undergraduate English courses with PASS grades (B or higher) for each course (language or literature, according to choice of programme)
  • CGPA of 2.8 (out of 4.0) or the equivalent
  • Relevant working experience will be an added advantage
  • University requirements as stated in the application form
  • For international applicants: TOEFL (600) or IELTS (Band 7.0)
  • For Malaysian applicants: TOEFL (600) or IELTS (Band 7.0) or EPT (Band 7.0)
  • If the degree was obtained from a university in an English speaking    
  • country, applicants may request a waiver of this requirement in writing
  • Complete the relevant pre-requisite courses
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