What will I learn?

Objectives of Faculty

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.

Introduction

Discourse studies investigate the use of spoken, written or multimodal forms of communication; relationships between elements within a language; or relationships between language, agency and social context. Research in this field employs various approaches such as linguistic and critical linguistic approaches, critical discourse analysis, and genre study and ethno methodology.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of two years and a maximum of five years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 5,862.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 4,112.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 3,550; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 3,900; Cost for max 4 years: RM 33,100; Cost for max 5 years: RM 40,900
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is 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

Applicants should have a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.20 (thesis based) or 3.50 (coursework based) or equivalent in related fields (based on the proposal presented during the application process)

Applicants who do not meet the CGPA requirement at the Master’s level but who possesses a CGPA of no less than 3.0 (thesis-based Master’s programme) or 3.20 (coursework-based Master’s programme) in relevant fields, can be considered for entry into the PhD programme based on work experience of at least 3 years or related academic publications.

International applicants for the five fields of study must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based) or IELTS Band 6.

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