M.HSc. in English Literary Studies

The Master of Human Science in English Literary Studies programme provides students with knowledge of literary skills to conduct research and produce academic reports in the field. Apart from mastery of the English Literature, students can understand how English is used in various literary works by famous writers from all over the world, including Malaysia. As English Language Literature is fast becoming an important area of English Language teaching in Malaysia, students can apply it specifically in the domains of teaching and publication.

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 literature 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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