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)


Duration

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:


Year 2018

QualificationScore
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2017/2018* 60%*
A Level GCE 7
ATAR (International 2017) - Indicative score only 70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 60%
All India Senior School Certificate 65%
SMA3, Indonesia 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 25
STPM, Malaysia 8.33
UEC, Malaysia 6
Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia 2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  72.4%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 9
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8
UNSW Foundation Studies 6.5
Foundation in Arts, Sunway College 60%
Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College 60%
Diploma of Higher Education Studies Pass 8 units
Monash College Diploma Part 1** 80%**
Monash College Diploma Part 2** 55%**

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2017/2018.

**The Monash College Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 entry requirements published are for students commencing their undergraduate destination degree in 2019.


Prerequisites

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


Fees

Tuition

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 - RM3,115
  • Other countries - RM2,215

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.


Credit

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.