Bachelor of Arts (BA) English, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The programme is comparable to those offered in universities in the United Kingdom and the United State of America. Canonical literatures in English that cover the whole period of development of English Literature, from the Medieval to the Modern, form the foundation for the Bachelor of Arts (English) programme.

Due emphasis is also given to literature in English from other parts of the world such as Africa, India, Australia and USA. Apart from these, the department also offers courses reflective of current interdisciplinary developments in English Literature, such as ‘Literature and Popular Culture’, ‘Language of Literature’, and ‘Shakespeare on Screen’.

Career Opportunities

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Media Writer
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter

Course Modules

  • Critical Writing and Thinking
  • Ways of Reading Literature
  • Background to English Literature
  • Exploring Games
  • 19th Century English Literature I & II
  • Linguistics
  • Travel Literature
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Augustan Literature
  • American Literature I & II
  • Creative Writing
  • Malaysian and Singaporean Literature in English
  • Effective Writing
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
  • 20th Century British Literature I & II
  • Stylistics
  • New Literature in English II & III
  • Literary Criticism
  • 20th Century Women’s Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Chaucer

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Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5505
Fax: +6(03)7967 5456