The International University of Malaya-Wales attracts international students from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and right across the world for their English conducted programmes and Dual Awards degrees offered in collaboration with their UK-based partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Wherever you are in the world, English is the language of international business. As the most commonly used language in the corporate world, it comes as no surprise to learn that most organisations want employees who are proficient in English. Employers need more than just the use of correct grammar – they want their workforce to use the language well in presentations, persuasion and negotiation, and in their interpersonal skills.

Studying at an English speaking university is a sure-fire way to reach this skill-level, as it gives students proficiency in all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Based in Malaysia’s thriving capital city, Kuala Lumpur, the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) attracts students from across the globe for their English conducted Dual Awards degrees, offered in collaboration with their UK-based partner university the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). This cross-continent partnership also gives students the opportunity to study a semester in the UK at UWTSD, giving them even more valuable global exposure plus additional opportunities to brush up their language skills with native speakers.

IUMW offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many fields of study including business, media and communications, psychology, computer science, and biotechnology. IUMW also offers in-house International English Language Testing System (IELTS) workshops. IELTS is required to be taken by non-native speakers who intend to apply for higher education or professional registration, and for those who would like to apply for migration to Australia, Canada, and the UK. IELTS also acts as proof of having good English language skills and can be a worthwhile investment to boost a CV to the top of the pile.

Language skills are key to career success and are considered a valuable asset in the working world. Choosing a university programme can be difficult enough, and while choosing the language of study might not seem as important, studying in English overseas can take students further than they realise. Someone who is skillful in their field and competent in English communication will have that professional edge, making them a valuable employee to any organisation.