Postgraduate by Coursework

The School of History, Politics, and Strategic Studies offers the following master’s degrees by coursework:

 

Master of Arts (Malaysian History)
Duration2 years
Compulsory CoursesHistorical Research Methodology
Malay Philosophy and Thought
Malay Historiography
Formation of a Nation State
Malaysian International Relations
Early Commerce
Seminar in Selected Research
Elective coursesHistory of Settlements and Cities
Islam and the Malay World
Migration, Labor, and Malaysian Society
Malaysian Administration and Law
Malaysian Economy and Development
Graduation requirementThesis

 

Master of Social Sciences (Political Science)
Duration2 years
Compulsory CoursesResearch Methodology in Political Science
Theories of Political Science
Political Philosophy and Ideology
International Politics
Political Economy
Comparative Politics
Malaysian Political Theory
Elective coursesPublic Policy and Administration
Globalization and Governance
Environmental Politics and Governance
Gender and Politics
Political Theory and Islamic Administration
Political Risk Analysis
Graduation requirementThesis

 

Master of Social Sciences (Strategic and Security Analysis)
Duration2 years
Compulsory CoursesResearch Methodology in Strategic and Security Studies
Approaches to Strategic and Security Studies
Contemporary International Relations
Globalization and International Security Issues
Malaysian National Security Issues
Major Security Issues of the Asia Pacific
Comparative Defense Policies
Elective coursesInternational Crisis Management
Evolution of Strategic Thought
Seminar on Current International Security
War and the International Humanitarian Law
Ethnicity
Graduation requirementThesis

 

Master of Social Sciences (East Asian Studies)
Duration2 years
Compulsory CoursesResearch Methodology
International Relations in East Asia
Economic Development in East Asia
The Great Powers in East Asia
ASEAN and East Asian Regionalism
East Asian Language (Level 1)
East Asian Language (Level 2)
Elective coursesTrade and Finance in East Asia
Non-traditional Security Issues in East Asia
Modern History of East Asia
Current Issues in East Asia
Government and Political Systems in East Asia
Graduate Seminar in East Asia
Graduation requirementThesis