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Master of Philosophy Generic

Language and Communication

Who should enrol? 

The Master of Philosophy is designed for those who wish to carry out original research in various areas of language and communication. Students who are enrolled in these programmes will develop advanced research skills and experience which will allow the, to improve and make appropriate changes to current professional and communication practices.


Programme duration:

Students can complete their study in a minimum of three (3) semesters to six (6) semesters. The Master of Philosophy is awarded after the successful completion of 37 credits of thesis, three (3) credits of a compulsory university course and one (1) compulsory Language Academy course.


Programme Structure:


Components Credit Hours
Thesis 37
ONE Compulsory University Course 3

ONE Compulsory Language Academy Course

*HW – compulsory attendance




Key Research Areas

Interested applicants may choose to conduct their research in the following areas:


Applied Linguistics Media and Global Communication
Cultural and Intercultural Communication Multimodality
English/Language for Specific Purposes (ESP) Organisational and Institutional Discourse
Gender Communication Political Discourse
Health Communication Sociolinguistics
Language Policy and Planning Systemic Functional Linguistics
Literature Technical Communication

Facts and Figures


31 Academic staff
16 Academic staff with PhD
150 International postgraduate students
201 Postgraduate students
973 Undergraduate students

Innovative Teaching and Learning

FSSH KL has four language laboratories and one state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory to facilitate teaching and learning on online platform.


English Language and Islamic Civilisation

Strong collaboration between English language and Islamic civilisation lecturers in providing quality education to students.

Cross-cultural experience

Summer School courses to international students are offered all year round.  Come and join us for an adventurous and exciting cross-cultural learning experience.