Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

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
  • Gender studies
  • Journalism 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
  • 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

A Level GCE7
Australian Year 12 ATAR70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education18
Indian School Certificate Examination60%
All India Senior School Certificate65%
Indonesia SMA38
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma25
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education7
Malaysia, STPM8.33
Malaysia, UEC6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 1272.4%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)31
Sri Lanka A Level9
Vietnam High School Diploma8

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*63.75%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies6.5
The University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts60%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


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



In 2017, 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

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