Programme Offered
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic Management

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & *Part Time
*All lectures are conducted during office hours Monday to Friday (8.00 am –5.00 pm)

ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAMME

Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)

PROGRAM SUMMARY

To produce graduates who adhere to inclusive and critical approaches in academic analysis and public advocacy in ethnic studies at national and international levels.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

KITA is the only full-fledged research institute in Malaysia focusing specifically on ‘ethnic studies.’ Although academically, KITA has a ‘thematic studies’ orientation, it, however, draws its strength from both ‘disciplinary studies’ as well as ‘area studies,’ thus encouraging cross-disciplinary activities, involving three major sectors of the society, namely, the public, the private, and the community sectors. Thus KITA adopts an inclusivist approach in conducting its activities.

It is well-known that, globally, ethnic studies have emerged mostly from traumatic and even turbulent, violent circumstances. However, in Malaysia’s case, the frequently asked question is “how is it that she has been able to sustain, comparatively and relatively, stable and harmonious inter-ethnic relations?”. The pursuit of some credible answers for such questions motivates the establishment of KITA.

Programme Requirement

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).

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

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

a. Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS(6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or

b. 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.

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

a. will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;

b. has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or

c. 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).

How Much It Will Cost Me?

Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs – Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part time (Min 4 Sem)

Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full Time

1,010

845

1,335

3,190

2,180

5,370

Part Time

885

625

1,085

2,595

1,710

7,725

Fully Research & Mixed Mode Programs – Full Time (Min 2 Sem) / Part time (Min 4 Sem)

Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full Time

1,410

955

3,000

5,365

3,955

9,320

Part Time

1,285

685

2,400

4,370

3,085

13,625

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

Why This Programme?

To produce graduates who:

  • are proficient and able to interpret knowledge of ethnic studies
  • are able to correlate and analyse issues in ethnic studies using contemporary conceptual framework and theories
  • have developed analytical skills and social science methodology to synthesize ethnic issues
  • contribute their knowledge and expertise to formulate and implement development policies at local, national, regional and international levels
  • possess noble ethics and personality, strong leadership traits and the characteristics of high professionalism.
How To Apply
  1. Candidates have to apply online via: http://www.ukm.my/join/
  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. The duration for Masters programme requires 2 to 4 semester of study on fulltime basis and 4 to 8 semesters on a parttime basis and for Doctor of Philosophy programme is 6 to 12 semesters on fulltime basis and 8 to 14 semesters on a part-time basis.
Faculty Information

Campus : Bangi, Selangor
Faculty : Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)
Degree : Master of Ethnic Studies

Duration:

  1. Research & Mixed Mode Programme – Full Time (Min 2 Semester) / Part Time (Min 4 Semester)

Contact : 
Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel : +603-8921 3967 / 4641
Fax: +603-8921 5641
Email : najatul@ukm.edu.my
Website : www.kita.ukm.my

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118468 / 8389
Fax: +603 89118471 
Email: akad@ukm.edu.my
Website: www.ukm.my/akademik

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FeesOne YearTwo Years (Indonesian Only)
Processing Fee1,000.001,140.00
Student Pass60.00120.00
Visa Fee (according to country – not exceeding RM 50)50.00 (max)30.00
Ikad50.00100.00
eVAL150.00150.00
Service Tax (6%)78.6077.40
EMGS Insurance400.00400.00
Total:1788.60Total: 2017.40

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Personal Bond
RM 2000
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