BA (Hons) in International Relations
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|Exam Body||APU Malaysia Degree|
|Course Duration||3 Years (6 Semesters)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)|
|Faculty||School of Business, Management, Marketing, Media, Tourism & International Relations|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Social Sciences|
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
DEGREE LEVEL 1
Core modules in Year 1 will equip students with knowledge and understanding of the historical development, and theoretical and conceptual framework of international relations as a discipline. In addition, students will also be exposed to political ideologies, issues in world politics, the impact of major revolutions as well as the global development of sustainability.
DEGREE LEVEL 2
Students will be exposed to the role of international organisations, the inequality in global economy, role of small power in politics and environmental policies. Basically, Year 2 provides a broad overview of the major political issues, forces, developments and key controversies in the region using both academic sources and official documents. Students will also be introduced to analytical skills of comparison and develop familiarity and competence in using the skills to inform their understanding in both written and oral presentation.
INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship / Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
DEGREE LEVEL 3
Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of international relations and to refine their personal and professional development. A final year project requires them to investigate and provide solutions for a real world problem – they will demonstrate their ability to combine international relations knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)
Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree
Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree
*The requirement to pass Mathematics and English subjects at STPM, A-Level and UEC can be waived should the qualifications contain Mathematics and English subjects with equivalent/higher achievement.
Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.
Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.
Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.