12 months
2176 USD/year
1238 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Social Science in Economics from University Sains Malaysia constitutes a solid basis in economic theory, statistics, econometrics and proficiency in analysing empirical data and evaluating public policy.


Economics from University Sains Malaysia is, by international standards, strong in public economics, labour economics and applied micro-econometrics. 

Learning outcomes

The Master of Social Science in Economics from University Sains Malaysia prepares students well for a career in public administration or in the private sector. This programme is designed for research students who wish to advance their studies in how the economy works in a globalised environment.

Programme Structure

Research Thrust Areas:
  • Poverty Studies
  • Micro Credit
  • Human Resources Development
  • Political Economy
  • Development Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University Sains Malaysia and/or in Malaysia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00/4 or equivalent in a related field; or
  • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience related to the field of study.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1088 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National (Part Time): 2385 MYR
  • International (Part Time): 963 USD

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

University Sains Malaysia


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!