Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

KPT/JPT (R/220/6/0014) 01/21 - MQA/SWA0103

With the world of work changing rapidly, employers are looking for flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators and analytical thinkers. The Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences equips you to address the key cultural, social and political issues facing the world today. By teaching you to embrace new ways of approaching complex questions, the degree helps you develop problem-solving and creative thinking skills, which are extremely valuable in the global workplace.

The Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences trains you to apply current research practices and specialised knowledge towards analysing complex real-world problems, and teaches you to think creatively to offer up innovative solutions. The degree encompasses a wide collection of fields and specializations, including communication and media studies; gender studies; global studies that also includes history, politics and international relations; journalism; writing; and film, television, and screen studies. Opportunities for you to gain valuable career experience are built into the course through workplace integrated units. Graduates will develop skills transferable to diverse industries, from media and journalism to policymaking, diplomacy and humanitarianism, marketing, and public relations.

Fields of study

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following majors and minors for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences:

You will also be able to pick from a wide variety of interesting electives, dipping into fields such as public relations, internet studies, and digital anthropology.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • Diplomacy, foreign affairs, politics, civil society activism, and international trade
  • Journalism, publishing, writing and editing
  • Marketing, advertising, public relations, and corporate communications
  • Management consulting and business research, development, and analysis
  • Tourism, hospitality, human resources, management and administration
  • Education, academia, research, and training and development
  • Entertainment, digital and electronic media, film production and direction

Natasha Shakira Agaki

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (2012)

"The skills I developed in the areas of Journalism and Writing, as well as the practical experience gained through my internship in corporate communications, are directly applicable to my work."

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