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Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in International Relations

Course overview

Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 3 years
Intakes February, April, September
Tuition (Local students) $ 21,118
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 25,414


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.





$ 21,118
Local students
$ 25,414
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


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Entry Requirements


SPM / O-Level or equivalent

Pass with 5 credits (Except fot UEC)

SPM / O-Level or equivalent with Diploma

Pass with 3 credits for entry with Diploma qualification



Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

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

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with min. 5Bs including English

A Levels

Min. EEE

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)


Taylor’s Foundation and Diploma programmes

CGPA 2.00

Other Equivalent Qualification

Pass Foundation / Matriculation with min. CGPA 2.00 from any other institution recognised by MOHE

Pass Diploma in related field with min. CGPA 2.00




Band 5.0


34 (Internet Based Test)


Band 3

UEC English



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



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

* International students are required to take Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 & Pengajian Malaysia.

** Note: Malaysian students who had not obtained a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu or do not possess the SPM qualification MUST take

Bahasa Kebangsaan A as an additional module.



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.

Click here to see a full list of all available Complementary Studies Components.


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. 


*Subject to availability.
*Meet min. module pre- & co-requisite.

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