WB03 - BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONOURS (LINGUISTICS)

Linguistics is the scientific study of key aspects of languages. It ranges from the study of a language's sound system and grammatical structure to the cultural influence on the language, the integration of language and modern technology as well as the thorough analysis of meaning in language. It is a field of study that compares the structures of different languages and establishes linkages between them.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Linguistics) is a 3-year degree programme that is specifically designed to produce quality and competitive graduates. This is a unique programme that is conducted in bilingual mode (Malay and English). It emphasizes on the linguistic knowledge of major languages in the world as well as Borneo languages (Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, etc).

Programme 1
Career Prospects

Linguistic consultant, language instructor, translator/interpreter, speech and language therapist, copy writer, researcher, lexicographer, editorial assistant, proofreader, speech synthesis, audiologist, consultant in natural language processing

A. University's Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND

A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:

  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

AND

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

  • At least Band 1

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Notes:

  1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.
  2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

B. Special Requirements for Enrolment

Science Stream

  • To get respective grade for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris - A pass with E Grade in SPM Level
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET) - Band 2

Arts Stream

  • To get respective grade for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris - A pass with E Grade in SPM Level
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET) - Band 2

Science Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade in STPM Level in any two(2) of the subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation Level in any two(2) of the subjects
  • AND
  • To get respective grade for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris - A pass with E Grade in SPM Level
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET) - Band 2

Arts Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade in STPM Level in any two(2) of the subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation Level in any two(2) of the subjects
  • AND
  • To get respective grade for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris - A pass with E Grade in SPM Level
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET) - Band 2

Science/Engineering/Technical/Accounting/Law/TESL Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) of the subjects:
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subject:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • AND
  • To get at least Band 2 in:
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET)

To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics M
  • Mathematics T
  • Further Mathematics
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

AND

To get at least a credit with C Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:

  • Mathematics; and
  • Additional Mathematics

AND

To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:

  • Bahasa Inggeris

Candidates who possess any form of physical disability are discourage from applying.

To be updated soon.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Dilah bin Tuah
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Language & Communication (FLC),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581752
Fax : +(60-82)
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