Quick fact

  • You will study in multiple countries

What will I learn?

The BA (Hons) English Language and Communication (ELC) programed is designed to equip students who do not speak English as a first language with excellent communication capabilities for professional employment in English as a Second Language (ESL). Students who are learning English as a second or additional (foreign) language will be able to develop graduate level communicative competence in English Language, and to use English effectively.

Graduate employability has been a matter of concern to governments throughout the region, thus practical applications are strongly featured in the programmed, which is geared to linking theory and practice through critical reflection to build work related skills as well as sound academic knowledge. Observation and experience of work (via Co-Operative courses), inquiry & project activities are integral to the learning processes of the program me.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities are abundant to an individual with a degree in English because skills gained from this area of study can be easily applied to many career areas. Individuals possessing the ability to think clearly and critically, to analyses and interpret data, and communicate results are in great demand by employers.

The following list contains a representative sample of jobs of former graduates with an English major: actor/actress, advertising copywriters, archivists, authors, biographers, book publishers, broadcasters, career counselors, child care specialists, columnists, corrective therapists, communication skills trainers, consultants, corporate communications executives, creative writers, critics, editors, ESL instructors, human resources assistants, interpreters/translators, journalists, marketing specialists, manuscript readers, mass media assistants, news reporters, proofreaders, and public relations executives.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years) - multiple study locations

Tuition fees
Year 1: RM 18,790; Year 2: RM 21,650; Year 3: RM 18,900
Start date

Expected September 2020


UCSI University

Kuala Lumpur Campus,

No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

56000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of 26 out of 42. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (written-based).

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian STPM / A-levels, UEC, International Baccalaureate, Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent.

English language requirements:

They also must have a distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.