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Master of English Studies

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr 8 Mths
Part Time/Full TimePart-Time, Distance Learning ODL
Fees23,268/Course
FacultyCluster Education & Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyHumanities
Mode of StudyCoursework & Master Project
Course Description

MEST provides a logical progression for BES graduates and equivalent English graduates to read for a postgraduate degree in English. MES is also sufficiently flexible to cater to qualified learners with non-BES/English backgrounds via OUM’s Open Entry route. 

Curriculum

*Choose 4 electives

Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Mapping English Studies 3
Academic Writing for Postgraduates 3
Reading Literature 3
Language, Power and Society 3
Malaysian Fiction 3
Literary Theory 3
Creative Nonfiction 3
Cultural Studies 3
World Literature 3
Visual Culture 3

 

Elective Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Film and Society in Contemporary Southeast Asia 3
Postcolonial Writings 3
Philosophy of Literature 3
Research in English Studies I 3
Advanced Readings in Critical Theory 3
Film and Society in Contemporary Southeast Asia 3
Postcolonial Writings 3
Philosophy of Literature 3
Research in English Studies II 6
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
Bachelor degree in any field with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience.

OR

APEL Admission

More than 30 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
STPM / Recognised Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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