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Master of Malay Studies (MMS)


Master of Malay Studies (MMS)


Programme Overview


The Master of Malay Studies programme requires the candidate to do research which should culminate in a thesis of not more than 100,000 words under the supervision of a faculty staff.

There are three study options for this programme; a pure coursework option, a coursework and dissertation option and a pure dissertation option. The medium of dissertation is in Malay or English, but under special circumstances, the Senate may approve the use of a language other than Bahasa Malaysia or English for the dissertation concerned.

Candidates can choose to specialise their studies from the following departments:

Department of Malay Language
Malay as a Language Corpus including Epistemology, Semiotics and Discourse.

Department of Malay Linguistic
General Linguistic and the Linguistic Study of the Malay Language Group.

Department of Malay Literature
Malay Literature: History, Theory, Philology, Sociology, Management and Marketing Genres.

Department of Malay Arts
Theory and Pragmatics of Malay Arts : Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Arts Management.

Department of Malay Socio-Cultural
Malay Society and Culture: Family, Religion, Law, Politics, Economy, Health and Popular Culture.


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University of Malaya
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