Bachelor of Arts

Faculty of Art and Social Sciences


In the following majors under Bachelor of Arts:

  • Geography, Environment & Development Studies
  • History and International Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • English Studies
  • Malay Language & Linguistics
  • Malay Literature
  • Design & Creative Industries


Entry Requirements

General Requirement

  • Grade C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examination ; or
  • Grade ‘B’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) ; or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 ; or
  • TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 ; or
  • Band B2 in the UBD English Proficiency Test.


‘A’ Level Qualification or equivalent

A minimum of 160 points for two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or 200 points for three (3) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects.
(Subjects such as Ulum Hadith, Ulum Al-Quran and Tahfiz Al-Quran are not included under the two ‘A’ Level passes required but may be considered as a third ‘A’ level subject)


International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points; or
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate with a minimum score 24 points including:
    • a minimum of 5 points each, in at least two subjects taken at Higher Level, or
    • 5, 4, 4 points for three subjects taken at Higher Level
    • Re-sits / Upgrade of results are allowed.


Diploma Level 5 / Higher National Diploma (HND) / Advanced Diploma

5 Merits for core modules excluding Communication Skills.


Applicants with Prior Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years working experience; and
  • At least one (1) ‘A’ Level in a relevant subject OR five (5) merits and/or distinctions in HND, or its equivalent.