Master-Social Science & Humanities


  • Intake for the course work mode and mixed mode programmes are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next year February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake). Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.

    Master of Philosophy Mode / Registration
    Communication Mode of Study: Research Only
    Anthropology and Sociology Mode of Study: Research Only
    Geography Mode of Study: Research Only
    Development Science Mode of Study: Research Only
    History Mode of Study: Research Only
    Political Science Mode of Study: Research Only
    Strategy and Security Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Psychology Mode of Study: Research Only
    Social Work Mode of Study: Research Only
    Malay Language Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Malay Literature Mode of Study: Research Only
    Management of Performing Arts Mode of Study: Research Only
    English Language Studies Mode of Study: Research Only
    Postcolonial Literature in English Language Mode of Study: Research Only
    Linguistics Mode of Study: Research Only
    Environmental Management Mode of Study: Research Only
    Human Development Mode of Study: Research Only

    Master of Arts Mode / Registration
    Malay Language Studies* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Malay Literature* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Management of Performing Arts* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Malaysian History* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    English Language Studies Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in English Language Only
    Postcolonial Literatures in English Language Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in English Language Only

    Master of Social Sciences Mode / Registration
    Anthropology and Sociology* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Geography* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Development Science* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Political Science* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Strategy and Security Analysis* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Linguistics* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Counselling Psychology* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Communication Management* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Developmental Psychology* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    East Asian Studies Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in English Language Only
    Corruption Studies (UKM-SPRM) Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only
    Industrial and Organisational Psychology* Mode of Study: Coursework * Conducted in Malay Language Only

    Master in Environmental Management Mode / Registration
    Mode of Study:Research; Coursework (Conducted in Malay Language Only) REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAMMES Master Programmes by Coursework • A Bachelor degree with honours in the relevant field from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any institutions of higher learning recognized by the Government of Malaysia ;or • Other qualification equivalent to a Bachelor degree with other experience in a related field recognized by SENATE of UKM; • Other requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Studies Act, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAMMES Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy • A Master degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by Government of Malaysia with minimum 3.0 CGPA ; or • Other qualification equivalent to a Master’s degree (in a relevant field) with other relevant experience in a related field recognized by the SENATE of UKM; • A research proposal in the intended field of study.

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  • Local Students Registration Service & Activity Tuition Fees 1st Semester Subsequent Semesters Total Fees
    Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs - Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part Time (Min 4 Sem)
    Full Time 1,010 845 1,535 3,390 2,380 5,770
    Part Time 885 625 1,085 2,595 1,710 7,725
    Coursework Mode Programs - Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part Time (Min 4 Sem)
    Full Time (Master of Arts) :Malay Language Studies :Malay Literature :Malaysian History :English Language Studies :Postcolonial Literatures in English Language 1,010 420 2,260 3,690 2,680 6,370
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Anthropology & Sociology :Geography :Development Science :East Asian Studies :Linguistics :Communication Management 1,010 420 2,260 3,690 2,680 6,370
    Full Time (Master of Environmental Management) 1,010 420 2,260 3,690 2,680 6,370
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Political Science 1,010 420 2,940 4,370 3,360 7,730
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Strategy & Security Analysis :Counselling Psychology :Developmental Psychology :Corruption Studies (UKM- SPRM) 1,010 420 3,220 4,650 3,640 8,290
    Part Time (Master of Arts) :Malay Language Studies :Malay Literature :Malaysian History :English Language Studies :Postcolonial Literatures in English Language 885 200 1,130 2,215 1,330 6,205
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Anthropology & Sociology :Geography :Development Science :East Asian Studies :Linguistics :Communication Management 885 200 1,130 2,215 1,330 6,205
    Part Time (Master of Environmental Management) 885 200 1,130 2,215 1,330 6,205
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Political Science 885 200 1,470 2,555 1,670 7,565
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Strategy & Security Analysis :Counselling Psychology :Developmental Psychology :Corruption Studies (UKM- SPRM) 885 200 1,610 2,695 1,810 8,125

    International Students / Permanent Residents Registration Service & Activity Tuition Fees 1st Semester Subsequent Semesters Total Fees
    Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs - Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part Time (Min 4 Sem)
    Full Time 1,410 1,085 3,450 5,945 4,535 10,480
    Part Time 1,285 815 2,400 4,500 3,215 14,145
    Coursework Mode Programs - Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part Time (Min 4 Sem)
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Industrial & Organisational Psychology 1,410 660 4,690 6,760 5,350 12,110
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Malay Language Studies :Malay Literature :Malaysian History :English Language Studies :Postcolonial Literatures in English Language 1,410 660 4,700 6,770 5,360 12,130
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Anthropology & Sociology :Geography :Development Science :East Asian Studies :Linguistics :Communication Management 1,410 660 4,700 6,770 5,360 12,130
    Full Time (Master in Environmental Management) 1,410 660 4,700 6,770 5,360 12,130
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Political Science 1,410 660 6,060 8,130 6,720 14,850
    Full Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Strategy & Security Analysis :Counselling Psychology :Developmental Psychology :Corruption Studies (UKM- SPRM) 1,410 660 6,620 8,690 7,280 15,970
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Industrial & Organisational Psychology 1,285 390 2,345 4,020 2,735 12,225
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Malay Language Studies :Malay Literature :Malaysian History :English Language Studies :Postcolonial Literatures in English Language 1,285 390 2,350 4,025 2,740 12,245
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Anthropology & Sociology :Geography :Development Science :East Asian Studies :Linguistics :Communication Management 1,285 390 2,350 4,025 2,740 12,245
    Part Time (Master in Environmental Management) 1,285 390 2,350 4,025 2,740 12,245
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Political Science 1,285 390 3,030 4,705 3,420 14,965
    Part Time (Master of Social Sciences) :Strategy & Security Analysis :Counselling Psychology :Developmental Psychology :Corruption Studies (UKM- SPRM) 1,285 390 3,310 4,985 3,700 16,085

    The fees is not include Personal Bond and Visa Reference (VDR)
    ** All fees are subject to change

  • 1. Candidates have to apply online via: http://www.ukm.my/join  Apply to UKM

    2. Intake for Coursework and mixed mode are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake).

    3. Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.

    4. Application fee of RM30.00 (for Malaysian application), USD30.00 or MYR100.00 (international applicants) have to pay online as instructed in online application system.


    STUDY OPTIONS
    There are several study options under postgraduate study programme:

    1. Research
    2. Coursework
    3. Coursework and research
    4. Coursework and practical or clinical with case study and/or research

  • Requirements for admission to the Masters Degree programme:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    2. Degree in Medical or Dentistry from the University or any higher learning institution or an equivalent degree thereto from any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

    3. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

    4. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).


    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

    An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follows:

    • Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS (6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or
    • For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non-Graduating Student.

    The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who:

    • will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;
    • has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or
    • is originally from a country where English is the official language or he/she has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses English as the medium of instruction.

    The candidate may be exempted from the requirements stated in subregulation (2), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

  • VDR Fees One Year - (RM) Two Years (Indonesian Only) - (RM)
    Processing Fee 1,000.00 1,140.00
    Student Pass 60.00 120.00
    Visa Fee (according to country – not exceeding RM 50) 50.00 (max) 30.00
    Ikad 50.00 100.00
    eVAL 150.00 150.00
    Service Tax (6%) 78.60 77.40
    EMGS Insurance 400.00 400.00
    Total: 1788.60 Total: 2017.40

    Personal Bond
    RM 2000
    Canada Burkina Faso Burundi Democratic Guinea-Bissau Ghana Nigeria Rwanda Western Sahara
    USA Cameroon Congo Liberia Djibouti
    Colombia Central African Republic Cote D’Ivoire Mali Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia
    Angola Republic Congo Republic Eritrea Mozambique
    RM 1500
    Saudi Arabia British C.I Europe Portugal C.I Vietnam
    Africa Brunei Iran Taiwan
    Australia China Iraq Tunisia
    RM 1000
    Japan South Korea Macao Hong Kong
    RM 750
    Bangladesh Phillipines India Myanmar Nepal
    Pakistan Sri Lanka
    RM 500
    Indonesia
    RM 300
    Thailand
    RM 200
    Singapore
    RM 1500
    Fee for other countries
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    Tel: +603-8921 5145
    Email: shadira@ukm.edu.my

    Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Tel: +603-89215145
    Fax: +603-89252836
    Web: www.ukm.my/fssk

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    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
    Malaysia
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