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International and Strategic Studies

University of Malaya

48 months
2600 USD/year
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The International and Strategic Studies programme’s objective are to equip the students with the knowledge of international relations, foreign policy, security studies, defence analysis and strategic studies, particularly by examining international interactions between state and non-state actors. The program is offered at University of Malaya.


Regardless of the student application paths (international or local students), all first-year undergraduates are introduced to major theoretical ideas and various approaches about politics and international relations, examines how states and international institutions functions in practice, and attend a series of introductory compulsory courses (see the academic porgramme structure) where they will use qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and to observe international historical and political events or questions. The International and Strategic Studies program is offered at University of Malaya.

Career Opportunity

Many student ask “What type of job could I get with a degree in International and Strategic Studies?” The answer depends on your choice of specialisation, interests, experiences, skills. The discipline of International Relations, creating a literal world of opportunity. Your task, as a scholar, is to define your area of expertise and map out how You want to make a difference. Do you want to study the military and terrorism as they influence foreign policy, or observe factors that contribute to a credible peace process in war-torn society? Are you interested in the role international organisations play in agenda-setting and the creation of international norms? Do you think culture and society are the key drivers for current events? Do you want to work in public sector for the government or semi-governmental agency in the private sector for a multinational corporation, bank, or firm, or in the non-profit sector for a non-governmental organisation or research institute?  Whatever your personal philosophical endeavors, opportunities abound.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Basic Entrepreneurship Culture
  • Information Literacy
  • Social Engagement
  • Co-Curriculum Course (SKET)
  • Communication in English
  • Introduction to Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Research Methodology for Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above
  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1300 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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