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ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Language Academy at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru Campus and UTM Kuala Lumpur campus offers an array of language courses to meet language and communicative needs for various purposes. Apart from English proficiency courses at various levels, foreign language courses are also offered, in addition to professional communication and training programmes, The Academy is equipped with state-of-the-art Digital Language Labs.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The Academy offers postgraduate programmes leading to the degree of Master and Doctor of Philosophy. These programmes provide individuals with the opportunity to carry out original research in various areas of language and communication.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

This is a full research programme offered either on full-time or part-time basis.

Full Time: Minimum 3 semesters, maximum 6 semesters

Part Time: Minimum 4 semesters, maximum 8 semesters

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Full Time: Minimum 6 semesters, maximum 12 semesters

Part Time: Minimum 8 semesters, maximum 14 semesters

KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH

Applied Linguistics

Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Media and Global Communication

Multimodality

Organisational and Institutional Discourse

Political Discourse

Technical Communication

English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Gender Communication

Health Communication

Professional Communications

Sociolinguistics

Literature

Language Training

Genre Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Computer-Mediated Communication

Corpus Linguistics

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Anyone who has a Bachelor Degree in any field of study related to language and communication with a CGPA of ≥ 3.00 from any Malaysian University or from any other institutions of higher learning recognised by UTM is eligible to apply.

OR Anyone who has other equivalent qualifications recognised by UTM with at least two years of working experience is also eligible to apply.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants need to have an English Language Proficiency level equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 6.0 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 600.