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Bachelor of Social Science with ( hons ) international relation Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 years
Intake Deadline
MAR 30th JAN
AUG 30th JUN


Overview of Bachelor of Social Science with ( hons ) international relation in Taylor's University Malaysia

This programme is Southeast Asia’s first International Relations degree which combines the finest university learning with a stamp of industrial experience. The 3-year programme merges two years on-campus learning and one final year on-site work-based learning.

The first two years on-campus setting will be taught by top International Relations scholars and national leaders and aimed to instill leadership skills, prepare the students to understand the issues, learn the theories and practices of international relations in order to provide solutions to current world affairs problem.

In the final year of study, students will be introduced to International Relations related industry practices, exposed to contemporary issues in their area of specialization, and will manage & lead real-life projects under guidance & supervision of industry coaches and university lecturers.



Students will learn from highly qualified academicians and industry leaders to become the next generation of industry-ready professionals in the field of social sciences. 

This programme is compatible with the new Taylor's Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules



This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.


Common Core

  • Writing in Social Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Social Statistics
  • Social Theory
  • Social Studies and Transformative Research
  • Social Psychology
  • Politics and Public Issues in Malaysia

Specialisation Modules:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • International Relations Theories
  • Foreign policies and Diplomacy in Asia Pacific
  • International Conflict Negotiation, Mediation and Resolution
  • International Political Economy
  • International Law and Organisation
  • National and International Security
  • Regional Organisation, Cooperation & Integration



This component aims to develop critical thinking, build up social intelligence and cultivate civic responsibility as well as broaden cultural knowledge. These consist of compulsory and nationally-mandated study modules required by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.


  • U1 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 *
  • U1 Hubungan Etnik / Malaysian Studies 3 *
  • U2 Life Skills for Success & Well-Being Management
  • U3 Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics and Relationship Management
  • U4 Community Service Initiative / Social innovation Project



The Complementary Studies component provides student the flexibility to study modules in a related or unrelated field from the same or different school to complement the Primary Major. It may be completed in a form of free electives, an extension, minors or a second major that typically requires at least one (1) semester of student learning time.


Free Elective Module

Choose any ONE (1) Free Elective* offered by Taylor’s University. Refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Free Electives. 






  • SPM / O-Level with Pre-U / Foundation

SPM / O-Level or equivalent, 5 credits including English for entry with pre-university / foundation qualification.

  • SPM / O-Level with Diploma

Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent, 3 credits including English for entry with Diploma qualification.



  • Foundation

Pass with min. CGPA 2.00

  • Diploma

Pass with min. CGPA 2.00

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Min. CGPA 2.00 in 3 subjects with a min. Grade C for each subject

  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with min. 5Bs including English

  • A Levels

Min. EEE (3 subjects)

  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International

Min. ATAR 55

  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Min. average of 55% in 6 subjects

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points in 6 subjects

  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)


  • Other Qualifications

Pass Foundation / Pre-University / Diploma / Matriculation from institutions recognised by MOE or pass HSC with UAI 50%. Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • STAM

Pass with a minimum grade of Jayyid




Band 5.0


34 (Internet Based Test)

  • MUET

Band 3

  • UEC English


  • O-Level

Grade C

  • 1119 (GCE-O)

Grade C

  • Taylor's EET

Overall Score 5.0

  • Taylor's IEN

Level 2 - Grade C

  • Pre-University / Diploma

Completed Pre-U / Diploma that was conducted in English



When you’ve successfully completed this programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Political Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Politician
  • Member of Parliament
  • Risk Analyst
  • National Media Specialist
  • International Media Specialist
  • Academic
  • Researcher in Think Tanks
  • Project leader
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Political Activist
  • Consultant


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