7 Best Courses If You Hate Math or Science

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There’s much talk about proceeding with courses in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) after your SPM examinations or equivalent considering the discussion on how lucrative it professionally is.

How about those who are not particularly interested in anything involving Maths or Science? 

Fret not! Because everyone is capable of excelling at something, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s not capable. That’s why it is important to make informed decisions, ask yourselves questions like “What are my interests?” and “What is important to me?” among others.

If you’re wondering what courses to take if you hate Math or Science, today, this article will provide a list of other different study areas you can consider.

In the meantime, check out this article on versatile degrees or reach out to one of our consultants!

1. English

One of the top options for courses if you hate Math or Science are English programmes. In English programmes, students are able to step across broad continents of thought through words, stories, literature, and essays, resulting in the promotion of arts in our society, seeming as stories are the most valuable things we have where we are able to connect and make sense of ourselves through time. Students of English programmes will learn literature, linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse, among many other relevant subjects including history.

Some of the career options after completion of an English degree include digital copywriter, English teacher, lexicographer, publishing copy-editor, writer, and many others.

Universities to study English Programmes

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Nottingham University Malaysia

The University of Nottingham Malaysia was established in 2000 with its main counterpart based in England. The School of English in Nottingham University Malaysia is one component of their Arts and Social Sciences faculty offering comprehensive modules assessed using a combination of individual research-based essays, portfolios, exams, oral presentations and occasional group work.

English Language and Literature BA (Hons)

September

Local Students:

RM 89,100

International Students:

RM 106,500

English with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

UCSI University

UCSI University is one of Asia’s top leading universities committed to empowering their graduates into changemakers. Students of the English Language and Communication programme offered by UCSI, known with a 100% graduate employability score in the

Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022,

have the opportunity for placements in companies including Media Prima, News Strait Times, and ASTRO

BA (Hons) English Language & Communication

January, May, September

Local Students:

RM 66,290

International Students:

RM 75,800

HELP University

The Department of English at HELP University has the aim of catering to the rising need for English Language proficiency for educational purposes. The TESL Programme at HELP mould their students into a fit 21st-century educator through practical sessions as well as practicum components placing students in schools.

Bachelor of Education (TESL)

January, May, August

Local Students: RM 66,000

International Students:

RM 66,000

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

2. Culinary Arts

“Yes, Chef!” “Right away, Chef!”

Culinary Arts is a term encompassing all of the procedures and steps involved in serving food. Pursuing Culinary Arts either academically or professionally will make you gain knowledge on all things regarding food, whether it is how ingredients or textures work with each other, hygiene, history, and even culture. If you have the passion for all things food, maybe you could consider pursuing Culinary Arts.

On top of the option to pursue a career as a chef, graduates of Culinary Arts can become sous chefs, pastry chefs, food consultants, corporate executive chefs, and food quality managers.

Universities to study Culinary Arts

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia

Le Cordon Bleu transitioned to an internationally renowned institute from a Parisian cooking school back when it was founded in 1895. It has then been named the top Culinary Arts institute in Malaysia. Le Cordon Bleu’s programmes, some included with industry attachments, are designed with a high benchmark of culinary education which are globally recognised, allowing you to pursue a career as a professional chef upon completion.

Diplôme de Cuisine

January, April, July, October

Local Students:

RM 110,700


International Students:

RM 118,980

Diplôme de Boulangerie

October

Local Students:

RM 64,000


International Students:

RM 70,580

Diplôme de Pâtisserie

January, April, July, October

Local Students:

RM 107,100


International Students:

RM 113,680

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is a prestigious university known throughout the world for maintaining its top rankings repeatedly. Taylor’s School of Food Studies and Gastronomy is dedicated to provide their students with innovative education keeping up with the dynamic and rapid developments of the food industry. They are known as a leading provider of Culinary Arts education with potential international internship at renowned Michelin Star restaurants in France and other prestigious hotels.

Diploma in Culinary Arts

April, August

Local Students:

RM 60,170 


International Students:

USD 17,322

Bachelor of Culinary Management (Honours)

February, April, September

Local Students:

RM 112,046


International Students:

USD 29,359

INTI International University & College

INTI International University and College, a well-known private higher education institution in Malaysia, provides its students with individualised education catered to their specific sector and field, including a Culinary Arts course in Malaysia. INTI is one of the recognised Culinary Arts colleges, which has multiple hospitality industry partners including Din Tai Fung, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz Carlton, and Hilton Hotels. INTI promises a holistic learning experience with field trips and structured internships.

Diploma in Culinary Arts

January, April, August

Local Students:

RM 46,588 – RM 47,396


International Students:

RM 46,588 – RM 47,396

Bachelor of Food Service Management with Culinary Arts (Honours) 3+0

January, May, September

Local Students:

RM 84,977


International Students:

RM 84,977

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

3. Filmmaking

Lights! Camera! Action!

Filmmaking is the study of film production where you’ll explore the technical, creative, and production skills needed to professionally pursue a career in the film industry. Filmmaking imbues courses and syllabus which allows for development of knowledge in areas such as cinematography, directing, editing, producing, screenwriting, and sound. Studying filmmaking has a profound potential in developing a better understanding of the world and human behaviour through art as well as the application of practical skills in the industry.

The career options for film production graduates include film director, film editor, lighting technician, sound technician, producer, production designer and many more.

Universities to study Film in Malaysia

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is known as a top private higher education institution in Malaysia as well as in Southeast Asia. The Bachelor of Mass Communication in Digital Media Production programme by Taylors allows you delve into various filmmaking areas, including scriptwriting, video production, audio recording, producing, and directing, providing you with a well-rounded understanding of the craft. It is designed to enhance your technical skills, foster your creative expression, and develop your critical thinking abilities.

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) (Digital Media Production)

February, April, September

Local Students:

RM 110,642

 

International Students: 

USD 29,407

University of Wollongong Malaysia

University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia is a notable learning institution with its main counterpart based in Wollongong, Australia and three campuses across Malaysia. UOW Malaysia offers a conducive  environment for its students to immerse themselves in their passion and explore their potential as they develop their talents. Subsequently, allowing for its graduates to competently reach the production and aesthetic benchmark of the professional industry.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Digital Media Production

January, March, May, July, September, October

Local Students

RM73,635

International Students

RM82,655

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Media Production

January, March, May, July, September, October

Local Students

RM71,945

 

International Students

RM86,880

Multimedia University (MMU)

MMU’s Faculty of Cinematic Arts (FCA) has produced many notable alumni including one named Adam Zainal, a young and upcoming filmmaker nominated in the Malaysia International Film Festival and Freedom Film Festival. The Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Hons.) programme by MMU teaches students to merge theory and practice as well as express their creativity and knowledge through short films, ranging from narrative fiction film and documentary to music video and interactive and experimental moving images along with mentorships.

Bachelor of Cinematic Arts (Hons.)

March, July, October

Local Students:

RM 62,250

 

International Students: 

RM 77,250

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

4. Animation

Did somebody say Animation?

Animation is a simulation of movement created by a series of pictures, drawings, designs, or puppets. Some types of animation include traditional animation, rotoscoping, 3D animation, stop motion, and motion graphics. Just as those you’ve seen in Ghibli movies, Upin & Ipin, Cartoon Network, or Adult Swim. In an animation course, students will employ 2D and 3D techniques, cameras, CGI and other softwares to create animation works alongside knowledge and skills on storyboarding, character building, scriptwriting, and cinematography. 

Some of the career options for Animation graduates are animators, concept artists, game developers, illustrators, VFX artists, as well as independent contractors completing projects for clients in many industries, including advertising, science, travel, health care and education.

Universities to study Animation

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s Design School is determined to cultivate students who are creative and unique together with analytical thinking skills as a way of  nurturing graduates who can make an impact on the profitability and success of organisations. Their Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Creative Media programme empowers students to understand the needs and behaviours of consumers, challenge conventions, and think outside the box.

Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Creative Media

Specialisation Options: 

  • Digital Animation
  • UI/UX
  • Entertainment Design
  • Immersive Design
  • Simulation Design

February, April, September

Local Students:

RM 112,694


International Students:

USD 29,503

Asia Pacific University (APU)

Asia Pacific University (APU) is an MDEC Premier Digital Tech awarded institution with industry-relevant programmes and strong key partnerships. Students of the APU Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation programme will have access to their Cintiq drawing studios and privileges to award-winning animation softwares.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation 

March, July, September

Local Students:

RM 87,000


International Students:

RM 93,500 (USD 22,805)

Multimedia University (MMU)

Multimedia University (MMU) is one of the recognised institutions for animation graduates in Malaysia, considering its reputation with household names such as Nizam Razak (Creator of the BoboiBoy) and Muhammad Usamah Zaid (Creator of the Ejen Ali). The Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Animation course has the presence of professional mentors in an industry-oriented environment to help students be industry ready. 

Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Animation

March, July, October

Local Students:

RM62,250


International Students:

RM 77,250

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

5. Graphic Design

Perhaps Graphic Design IS your passion!

Graphic design is a crucial component in developing appealing applications, goods, content, and marketing. A graphic design degree encompasses the artistic as well as technological aspects of print, web, and video design. Graphic designers create artwork and visual aspects for books, publications, video games, marketing materials, fashion, and other things. A graphic design degree teaches a wide range of technical abilities as well as numerous non-technical or soft skills required to be a successful graphic designer.

After obtaining a Graphic Design bachelor’s degree, graduates are granted the opportunity to professionally become graphic designers, concept artists, illustrators, UX designers, web designers, game artists, and other options relating to graphics and designs.

Universities to study Graphic Design in Malaysia

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology located in Kuching is one of the branches of an Australian institution under the same name. As such, enrolling in Swinburne allows for an Australian-based education and the opportunity for transfer. The programs offered at Swinburne’s School of Design and Arts allow students to harness their imagination and creativity to influence lives through your creations. 

Bachelor of Design with a major in Graphic Design

January, February, September

Local Students:

RM 101,280


International Students:

RM 126,336

INTI International College

INTI’s Centre of Art and Design offers industry-relevant courses with regular revamps to stay relevant, state-of-the-art facilities, and real-world projects with employers. These circumstances allow for their graduates to become successful professionals in their respective industries where they are granted opportunities to experiment and explore their artistic potential.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design 3+0

April, August

Local Students:

RM 83,324


International Students:

RM 83,324

UCSI University

UCSI University’s De Institute of Creative Arts and Design caters to the needs of creative industries through personalised education, renowned academics together with exhibitions for industry exposure. The BA (Hons) Graphic Design by UCSI University centres on conceptual problem-solving, creativity, formal design, and even cutting-edge

design for multimedia. The programme’s curriculum revolves around a practical approach to design.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

January, May, September

Local Students:

RM 67,105


International Students:

RM 79,805

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

6. Mass Communication

The way people, organisations, and enterprises operate has changed in the new information age due to social media and emerging communication channels. Mass Communication is a course which explores the how and why of messages and the medium the messages are channelled through. As a student enrolled in a Mass Communication course, you will analyse various media, influence of media on society, frameworks surrounding media, and the functions as well as the purpose of the media. 

Mass Communication is an interdisciplinary field of study which can lead into a variety of professions, including public relations, journalism, publishing, radio, advertising, marketing, social media, and many others.

Universities to study Mass Communication

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University School of Media and Communication permits its students with extensive industry connections, internship programmes, project based learning, as well as a comprehensive learning environment, meant to nurture students’ ambitions and creative pursuits. The Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) by Taylor’s University aims to develop students with core skills in researching, writing, strategising, and executing communication plans.

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours)

Specialisation Options:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Advertising & Brand Management
  • Journalism & Media Practice
  • Public Relation

February, April, September

Local Students: RM110,642


International Students:

USD 29,407

INTI International University & College

INTI International University & College offers their Mass Communication students with industry-relevant curriculums, study trips to National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), annual events such as Mass Communication Week, and conducive facilities through their broadcasting studios. Some of their Mass Communication programmes also allow students with the opportunity credit transfers to overseas universities.

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons)

January, May, August

Local Students:

RM 75,860


International Students:

RM 75,860

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communications 3+0

January, April, August 

Local Students:

RM 70,632 – RM 80,450


International Students: 

RM 70,632 – RM 80,450

Diploma in Mass Communication

January, April, May, August

Local Students:

RM 34,482 – RM 41,940


International Students:

RM 34,482 – RM 41,940

UCSI University

UCSI University is a leading private higher education institution in Malaysia centering on experiential learning, social impacts, graduate employability, and industry integrations for its graduates. Their Mass Communication programmes have international degree pathways to overseas universities as well as professional partnerships with relevant associations including Institute of Public Relations Malaysia.

BA (Hons) Mass Communication

January, May, September

Local Students:

RM 69,770


International Students:

RM82,830

Diploma in Mass Communication

January, May, September

Local Students:

RM29,231


International Students:

RM35,739

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

7. Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a branch of education centering on the development of infants, toddlers, kids, children aged younger than eight, who are in their prime development years. Some of the subjects in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) course include child growth and development, social development in children, infant and toddler care, among many other related subjects centred on developing knowledgeable, ethical, and professionally qualified early childhood educators. 

A career related to Early Childhood Education (ECE) is very important because this is a crucial time for the children to develop and thus, the job is in demand, especially if you enjoy spending time with children and you have a passion for teaching. Some of the careers are ECE educator, ECE curriculum developer, Educational toy consultant, Child specialist, Assistant teacher, and many others.

Universities to study Early Childhood Education

University

Description

Programme Offered

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

HELP University

HELP University, with two campuses in Malaysia, is determined to change lives through education. Their Early Childhood Education Programmes are fit for those with a passion for working with young children, equipped with established partnership networks, diverse classrooms and pedagogical approaches to learning. Both of the programmes have links to HELP International School (HIS) allowing for ECE students to observe real classes and proceed with practicum there.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) – HELP University

January, May, August

Local Students:

RM 66,050

International Students:

RM 66,050

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

January, May, June, August

Local Students:

RM 34,550

International Students:

RM 34,550

University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia

The University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia has an ECE programme which is catered to the goal aligned with the Ministry of Education in advancing the Early Childhood Education system and scene in Malaysia. UOW’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education provides professional and quality upgrading opportunities for existing preschool teachers and to students who understand the importance of helping to develop young minds.

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

January, March, May, July, September, October

Local Students:

RM25,640

International Students:

RM35,260

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) is the choice to make if you are looking for affordable education opportunities with a quality approach to teaching and learning. The Diploma in Early Childhood Education offered by MCKL recognises the importance of competent Early Childhood Educators and holds five core principles in nurturing them, namely, child development, families and the community, curriculum and the learning environment, professional development, alongside administration and management. The programme will also provide students with substantial practicum exposure together with many other perks.

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

January, June, August

Local Students:

RM20,900

International Students:

RM20,900

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

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Hannah appreciates various art forms, especially Asian literature, film and music. Most of her favorite Malaysian kuihs are green-coloured.

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