What will I learn?

The Faculty's objective is to produce trained man power who are experts in the fields of language, literature and communication and able to contribute positively to fulfil the manpower needs and upgrade the quality of life in accordance with the development of the nation.


The programme aims to equip candidates with knowledge of theories and practices relevant to the field of English language studies. In this programme, candidates are exposed to the latest developments in applied linguistics, English for specific purposes, language and media communication, and English language in literary studies. The programme aims to train professionals from the public and private sectors to be specialists in the English language.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of one year and a maximum of three years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 5,850; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 3,950; 4th semester: RM 3,450; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 3,700; study cost for max 2 years: RM 17,200; study cost for max 3 years: RM 24,600
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Candidates should have a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor’s degree or a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in English language studies or English literature (Major or Minor) from UPM or other recognized universities.

Applicants with a CGPA of less than 3.0 but not lower than 2.75, or a Second Class Lower Division Bachelor’s degree may be considered if they have relevant work experience (min. 3 years), and/or publications, and research experience in related fields.

Applicants who do not hold a Major or Minor qualification in English language studies or English literature must have a minimum of one year direct working or research experience in English Language.

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre


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