The Language Academy at the Johor Bahru Campus and UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur offers courses to meet the language and communicative needs of UTM students, staff, the public and working professional. Various services and facilities are available at the academy such as academic language courses, foreign languages, professional communication and training programs, IELTS testing and training. The Academy also offers postgraduate programs leading to the degree of Master and Doctor of Philosophy. These programs provide individuals with the opportunity to carry out original research into various areas of language and communication. The research experience will raise awareness of professionally related concerns and develop the ability to improve and make appropriate changes to current professional and communication practices. The Academy also provides other facilities and services such as Digital Language Labs, MyLinE (online resources for learning in English), Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS).

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

KEYS 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 7.0 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 600.

 
ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION FOR POSTGRADUATES
 
POSTGRADUATE COURSES
UVB 6013 Academic Communication for Post Graduate I (Course outline)
UVB 6023 Academic Communication for Post Graduate II (Course outline)