Foundation in Arts (Mass Communication, Psychology, English Language & Communication, Education)
Approval Code R/010/3/031; 01/2020 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching) | KA 9751; 07/2019 (Kuala Terengganu)
Accreditation Code A 11123 (KL) | A 9780 (Kuching) | A 9751 (Kuala Terengganu)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Arts (Mass Commnucation, Psychology, English Language & Communication, Education)
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur , Kuching
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



One third of today’s skills are expected to change and some will no longer be needed – thanks to the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is unfolding. Amidst uncertainties, one undisputed fact remains - the future workforce must embrace lifelong learning, upskilling and reskilling.

Our Foundation in Arts programmes emphasise the importance of holistic development of well-rounded students in both numerical and communication skills as well as multidisciplinary thinking and analysis.

You will be trained in innovative ways, designed to help you ponder issues through instead of reciting facts. Relish discussions, exploration and evaluation of issues, as well as learn to offer ideas in the style and format expected for higher education.

Our notable professors and established industry practitioners adopt an interactive and student-focused teaching style, in small groups, to help you become an independent and active learner, in preparation for your undergraduate degree (mass communication, psychology, English language & communication or education).

Step confidently into the future workplace with the right knowledge and skills - let us show you the way.

Assessments

Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM / O-levels
5 credits 
 
UEC
3 credits 
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 60%
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 50%

 

 

Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) Psychology)
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM / O-levels
Minimum 5 credits including credit in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English
UEC
Minimum 3 credits including credits in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English

 

Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) English Language and Communication / BA (Hons) Mass Communication)
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM / O-levels
Minimum 5 credits including credit in English
UEC
Minimum 3 credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%

 

English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

 

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-levels Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'



International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Foundation in Arts (Mass Communication, Psychology, English Language & Communication, Education)

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BA (Hons) Creative Writing 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Criminology 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Drama 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Acting 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) English 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,000
BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,000
BA (Hons) History 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) in Media & Public Relations 1+3 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) in Social Science 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) International Relations & Politics 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Photography 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Policing 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Professional Investigative Practice 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Sociology 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Theatre & Drama Studies 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BA in Applied Languages 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in English & History 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in European Studies 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Film & Media 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 8,900
BA in History, Politics, Sociology & Social Studies 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Journalism & Media 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 8,900
BA in Journalism & New Media 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Language & Literature 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Legal Studies 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
BA in New Media & English 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Politics & International Relations 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Politics & Public Administration 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Social Studies 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
BSc (Hons) Psychology 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Psychology - Development & Educational 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Psychology & Counselling 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
LLB (Hons) Law 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
LLB Bachelor of Law (Hons) 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc in Psychology 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423

For enquiry, please contact us at geo@ucsiuniversity.edu.my or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.