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Bachelor of Social Sciences (International 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

International Studies introduces students to the formation of international system and relations between modern states since the Westphalia Agreement in 1648 through historical and theoretical frameworks. At the same time, this program examines the international system in the contemporary context that is increasingly complex with the emerging of actors and new challenges. As such, this program gives focuses on issues related to international laws, global economy, modern diplomacy, negotiation and conflict resolution, foreign policy, security and defence, and other contemporary issues. As a whole, this program, prepares students with theoretical and practical knowledge that need to be mastered by international relations’ practitioners like diplomats and international trade delegates.

It is hoped that by the end of their studies, the students from this specialization programme are able to meet these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate issues from different perspectives such as historical, theoretical, law, economic, environmental, political and security aspects.
  • Instill good and effective reading, writing, research and communication skills.
  • Apply their knowledge in the context of daily routines and interpret related global and current issues.
  • Develop good personal characteristics and able to contribute to the development of positive and ethical human capital.
  • Apply good communication skills, both verbal and written, and possess good leadership quality, efficient and able to work in a team.
  • Think in a critical, analytical and creative manner based on sound academic knowledge.
  • Apply knowledge obtained from this course in related context in everyday lives.
  • Demonstrate the skills in planning, managing and evaluating a project, as well as exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.
 
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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