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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Politics & Government Studies) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees550/Sem
Fees (International Student)1650/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

Politics and Government Programme offers a holistic and practical approach to the study of political science. As political science is very broad in nature, this programme offers courses which expose the students to a variety of sub-fields in political science. These sub-fields include political economy, public policies, Malaysian politics, comparative politics and governance. These courses are designed to meet these nine learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate understanding in the sub-fields in political science which include public administration, Malaysian politics, comparative politics, public policies, international politics and political theories.
  • Demonstrate competency in conducting research and writing academic papers relating to the political science discipline.
  • Solving problem in a critical manner, particularly in the context of current political issues and problems.
  • Develop and disseminate ideas with clarity and confidence.
  • Lead a group or groups, and/or discussion.
  • Demonstrate excellent values, trustworthiness , discipline and responsible in everyday lives as well as in the work environment.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm in lifelong learning pursuits.
  • Manage both public and private organizations efficiently.
  • Demonstrate good leadership qualities.
Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND

A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

 OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

 OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

 
AND
 
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • At least Band 1
Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 
Notes:

1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.

2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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