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Diploma in International Studies

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 year
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 36,500
FacultySchool of Pre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

The Diploma in International Studies is designed to:

  • provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of International Studies
  • prepare students for careers in the International Studies environment.
  • provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in International Studies
  • provide students with critical,  independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.
  • develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of international standard in relevant areas.

Common Modules:

Part 1 (semester 1 & 2) of the Programme is common and it provides a general development of the skills needed for degree study as well as preparing you for the specific demands of the degree programmes to which you will progress to.  

The APIIT Diploma in International Studies will provide two routes: one to BSc (Hons) Environment & Sustainability and another to BA (Hons) International Relations. 

Semester 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Semester 2

  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Global Business Trends
  • Journalism and Society

Semester 3

  • Sustainable Lifestyle and Communities
  • Issues in World Politics
  • International Relations
  • Critical International Film Studies

Semester 4

  • Debating the Past
  • Modern Political Ideas
  • Philosophy Life and Existence
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 1
  • Industrial Design: History and Context

Semester 5

  • Local & Global Perspectives in History
  • War Peace and Cooperation
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 2
  • Industrial Design: Style and Substance

*In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.

Entry Requirements
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APIIT accepts as equivalent to the above
Intake Months13 May 2020 / 09 Nov 2020

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

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