Southeast Asian Studies

University of Malaya

36 months
2256 USD/year
979 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Southeast Asian Studies coursework and dissertation programme at University of Malaya caters primarily to suitably-qualified working adults who, for professional or personal development, would benefit from a deeper and more focused academic understanding of the historical, political, economic, social, cultural and other related issues pertaining to the Southeast Asian region. 


By exposing students to some of the best works which scholars of Southeast Asian have produced as well as relevant theoretical and methodological debates on the region, students can be better equipped with knowledge base and analytical skills to explore their own areas of interests with greater competence and confidence.The Southeast Asian Studies program is offered at  University of Malaya.

Career Opportunity:

  • Ambassadorial Aide
  •  Author
  •  Economic Advisor
  •  Lecturer
  •  Market Researcher
  •  Regional Headquarters Branch Manager
  •  Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Methods of Comparative Development in Southeast Asia
  • Research Method in the Social Sciences
  • Regionalism in Southeast Asia
  • Economic Development in Southeast Asia
  • Politics and Regional Governance of Southeast Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




50 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or
  • A professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or
  • Any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6768 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    979 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2938 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • 12,042 RM - Local
  • 27,735 RM - International


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