Undergraduate Programme



The Department's undergraduate teaching programme is aimed at providing an in-depth understanding of the contemporary Malay world, leading to an appreciation of the challenges faced by it in adapting and adjusting to the conditions of the modern world. The approach of the programme is multi-disciplinary, while emphasising the comparative dimension in relation to other societies and culture.  



There is no Malay Language requirement for taking up Malay Studies at level 1000 or as elective at any level as majority of the modules offered in the department are taught in English. (Please check list of modules for the medium of instruction).

A candidate who proposes to major in Malay Studies should fulfill one of the following pre-requisites:

  1. A  pass in Higher Malay at the GCE 'O' Level Examination; OR
  2. A H1 pass in Malay Language; OR
  3. A H2/H3 pass in Malay Language and Literature at GCE 'A' Level Examination; OR
  4. A pass in LAM1201 Malay 1 (offered by the Centre for Language Studies at FASS) for students without prior knowledge in Malay