Why study the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences?

The world of work is changing rapidly. Employers seek flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators and analytical thinkers. Our graduates from the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences are equipped to apply for positions in a diverse range of fields, from journalism to diplomacy to marketing and public relations.

In Malaysia, your subject options encompass a vast array of disciplines, including the traditional, such as philosophy, literature, gender studies and religion, and the more recent ones, such as cultural studies, communication, media studies and film aesthetics.

Areas of study

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following majors for this course:

  • Communication
  • Global Studies
  • Psychology
  • Writing
  • Journalism (minor)
  • Gender studies (minor)
  • Screen studies (minor)


The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences work in areas such as:

  • Journalism, publishing, editing, writing, electronic media, public relations, corporate communications, international, regional and locally-based non-governmental organisations
  • Marketing, advertising, business research and analysis 
  • Management consulting, international trade, human resources, training and development, management and administration 
  • Diplomacy, foreign affairs, politics 
  • Tourism, hospitality, entertainment and leisure industries 
  • Performing arts (music or drama), production, direction, management and administration, film, television and video

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences:

Pre-university qualifications

Year 2016
A Level GCE 7
Australian Year 12 ATAR 70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 60%
All India Senior School Certificate 65%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 25
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 7
Malaysia, STPM 8.33
Malaysia, UEC 6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 72.4%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 31
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Vietnam High School Diploma 8

Foundation Years

Year 2016
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2015/2016* 63.75%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 6.5
The University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies 67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 60%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2015/2016.


There are no formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences.



In 2016, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM34,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM37,400 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.

Alternative pathway course

Do you have pre-university or foundation year qualifications but need another chance to earn a degree and move closer to your dream? The one-year Diploma of Higher Education Studies is just for you.

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