List of master programmes

Master of Arts (by Research)

The M.A. programme by research provides intellectual advancement and the opportunity to expand and enrich educational horizons. It utilizes a variety of perspectives and approaches for observing, analyzing, and addressing issues with regards to the humanities.

Our Department offers expertise in a wide range of literary fields, including Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, 19th century literature, Modernist and Postmodernist literature, Postcolonial literatures (with a strong interest in Malaysian literature), travel literature, ecocriticism, African literature, feminist literature, modern drama, and literary theory.

We warmly welcome prospective students, both from Malaysia and from abroad, who wish to pursue advanced studies in literature in English.

You can find out more about our academic staff and their research and supervision interests under the heading ‘List of Expertise and Research Interests’.

Career Opportunity
  •  Lecturer
  •  Analyst
  •  Writer
  •  Consultant
  •  Editor
  •  Researcher
  •  Diplomat
  •  Ambassadorial Aide
  •  Author
  •  Market Researcher

Course Structure

This Master of Arts programme is purely based on individual supervised research. At the end of the candidate’s study, a dissertation must be submitted and upon successful defence of the paper, the candidate will be granted a Master of Arts degree. All research proposals must be approved and supervised by the Faculty. 

Language Requirement


A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme and/or write his dissertation in the English language shall be required:

  • to obtain a score of 550 for a paper-based total, a score of 213 for a computer-based total or a score of 80 for an internet-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • to obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Entry Requirement

Programme of study by Research

  •  a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent; or
  •  a Bachelor’s degree with:
    •  at least three years of relevant working experience; or
    •  proof of publication in the related field;
    •  a professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or
    •  any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.
Intake Schedule

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kindly refer at Fees Structure

Last Update: August 15, 2017