Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

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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.

Monash's art and social sciences degrees encompass a broad collection of specialisations and fields of studying including anthropology, communication and media studies, gender studies, history and political studies, journalism and writing, global studies, and screen studies.

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, non-governmental organisations around the world
  • 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
  • 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 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) (Total score out of 2400) 1540
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 1600)1120
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 31
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Vietnam High School Diploma 8

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017* 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 2016/2017.


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



In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM35,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM38,500 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 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

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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