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Applied Linguistics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #159 (QS) Bandar Labuan, Malaysia
The programme aims to equip candidates with knowledge of theories and applications relevant to the field of English language studies. In this programme, candidates are exposed to latest developments in applied linguistics. 
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The programme aims to train professionals from the public and private sectors to be specialists in the English language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in English Studies  
  • Analysing Language        
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Principles and Practice in Language Learning
  • Language Evaluation and Accountability 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class honours (upper division) or a minimum CGPA of 2.75 in English language studies or English literature from recognised universities.
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.75 but not lower than 2.5, or Second Class honours (lower division) may be considered if they have relevant work experience (minimum 1 year), or publications and research experience in related fields.
  • Applicants whose qualifications are not in the field of English language or English literature must have a minimum CGPA of 2.75, and a minimum of 1 year direct working or research experience in English language.
  • Proof of working experience, publications and research experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 547 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 298 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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1200 RM for national students. 

2200 RM for international students


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