Bachelor of Tamil Language and Linguistics

Bachelor of Tamil Language and Linguistics

Tamil is a classical language which is widely spoken by 77 million people throughout the world. It is the main source of language for the Dravidian family languages from which Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu flourished. It has a very long history of evolution alongside Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic and Chinese, which are the other classical languages of the world. The programme offered at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics is a unique programme of its kind. The curriculum is designed to equip the students with an in-depth knowledge on the richness of the language and its linguistic functionality in the modern era. The curriculum also emphasizes 21st century skills such as Higher Order Thinking and Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills which are blended with language proficiency.

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Pass STPM with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade C in STPM for any two (2) subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Kesusasteraan Tamil;

and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Pass Matriculation / Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Kesusasteraan Tamil;

and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT

Pass STPM not within the current year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
and
Obtained of at least Grade C in STPM for any two (2) subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Kesusasteraan Tamil;

and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET.

OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENT 1

Possessed a GCE A-Level with at least two (2) Grade B and one (1) Grade C in any three (3) subjects;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Kesusasteraan Tamil;

and
Obtained of at least Band 2 for MUET;
However, applicants who do not possess a MUET but possessed the following results may be considered for a conditional offer with the fulfilment of the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained of at least Band 4 (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 437 points (PBT) / 123 points (CBT) / 41 points (IBT) in TOEFL.

OR

REQUIREMENT 2

Possessed  a recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 30 points;
and
Obtained of at least Grade B in SPM for any one (1) of the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Tamil
  • Kesusasteraan Tamil;

and
Obtained of at least Band 2  for MUET;
However, applicants who do not possess a MUET but possessed the following results may be considered for a conditional offer with the fulfilment of the MUET requirements within the duration of one (1) academic session:

  • Obtained of at least Band 4 (Academic) (Academic) in IELTS; or
  • Obtained of at least 437 points (PBT) / 123 points (CBT)/  41 points (IBT) in TOEFL.
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