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Centre for Policy Research and International Studies [PURE ARTS]

Master of Social Science (Anthropology/Sociology) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

The Master of Social Science in Anthropology and Sociology consists of research programs offered throughout the year. These programs are offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and International students to carry out research supervised by their respective lecturers in the field of Anthropology and Sociology. Anthropology and Sociology is an area of study for students with a particular interest in relationships and the complexity of cooperation, conflict and communication which constitutes any society. Both fields of Anthropology and Sociology explore the social and cultural realities of life in all its forms. Knowledge of Anthropology and Sociology empowers the graduates with abilities and opportunities to think creatively and critically about the connections that shape everyday lives as well as organizations and social relations in society. It has an enduring interest in the ways human beings make meaning in an uncertain and often unequal world.

Research Programs / Graduate opportunities include:

    • Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
    • Social Demography
    • Ethnicity and Identity
    • Development Sociology
    • CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility) and Philanthropy
    • Multi-religious and Multi-cultural Studies
    • Social Anthropology
    • Gender Studies
    • Anthropology and Sociology

Master of Social Science (Economics) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

The Master of Social Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics constitutes a solid basis in economic theory, statistics, econometrics and proficiency in analyzing empirical data and evaluating public policy. Our Centre is, by international standards, strong in public economics, labor economics and applied micro-econometrics. The program prepares students well for a career in public administration or in the private sector. This program is designed for research students who wish to advance their studies in how the economy works in a globalized environment.

Research Programs / Graduate opportunities include:

    • Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
    • Human Resources Development
    • Political Economy
    • Development Economics

Master of Social Science (Social Work) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

The Master of Social Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work offers students the preparation necessary for a successful career at a research intense academic institution and for leadership roles in the design and development of social welfare programs and policies. The program's curriculum is designed to provide students with rigorous methodological, conceptual, and statistical training in both quantitative and qualitative research. An important feature of our program is that all students are paired with a research mentor who works collaboratively with the designated student throughout the entire program to ensure competency in core research, scholarship, and teaching areas.

Research Programs / Graduate opportunities include:

    • Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
    • Human Resources Development
    • Social Demography
    • Ethnicity and Identity
    • Development Sociology
    • Social and Physical Planning
    • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy)
    • Multi-religious and Multi-cultural Studies
    • Gender Studies

Master of Social Science (Development Planning & Management) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

The Master of Social Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Development Planning and Management provides theoretical, historic and methodological knowledge about public management for students to be able to understand, interpret, and participate in the planning and management of social science cycles. To develop instrumental skills that will allow students to recreate the acquired knowledge concerning design, formulation, instrumentation and evaluation of social science.

The Master of Social Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Development Planning and Management has the following areas of specialization:

    • Poverty Studies and Micro Credit
    • Human Resources Development
    • Social Demography
    • Ethnicity and Identity
    • Political Economy
    • Development Economic
    • Development Sociology
    • Local Government Studies
    • Public Management
    • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy)
    • Multi-religious and Multi-cultural Studies
    • Gender Studies

Master of Social Science (Political Science) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

The Master of Social Scienceand Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science provides a rigorous, sharply focused disciplinary program with strong multidisciplinary links. The Program consists of innovative, state-of-the-science graduate education in political methodology.

Graduate opportunities include:

    • Human Resources Development
    • Social Demography
    • Ethnicity and Identity
    • Political Economy
    • Local Government Studies
    • Public Management
    • Multi-Religious and Multi-Cultural Studies
    • Political Science

Master of Social Science (Psychology) and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Synopsis

Psychology and social science are two of the broadest disciplines imaginable, yet ones which lend themselves to deep specialization. Studying psychology and social science at our centre willexpose you to numerous interesting study areas, from behavioral science to cognitive development to social policy development, social work and research. Our full- time and part- time postgraduate courses in Psychology and Social Science cover a broad range of psychology and social science areas, including:

    • Psychology
    • Social Studies
    • Counselling

Master of Science (Marine Sciences) and Doctor of Philosophy

This Programme includes research on various fields. The fields offered are as followed:-

Marine Pollution and Toxicology

    • Research on the behaviour of environmental pollutants in the estuarine and coastal waters, and their effects on physiological status of marine organisms

Coral Reef Ecosystem

    • Research in monitoring, understanding and restoring coral reefs from the microbiology and genetics aspects and also reef processes and the effects of natural and man-made influences on the health and conservation of coral reefs

Marine Sciences

    • Research in marine biodiversity, impacts and adaptation to climate change, water quality and ecosystem health
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
MSocSc
  • A Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.00 /4.00 or equivalent in a related field.
  • Any Bachelor's degree with working experience related to the field of study.
PhD
  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67/4.00) degree in a related area.
DURATION
MSocSc
  • Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters
PhD
  • Full-time: Min 4semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6semesters / Max 15semesters
FEES
Malaysian
  • Registration Fees : RM 340.00
  • Tuition Fees (Per Semester): RM 2900.00 (FULL TIME), RM 2385.00 (PART TIME)
  • Examination Fees (Thesis Evaluation) : RM 750.00 (MSc)/ RM1000.00 (PhD)
International
  • Registration Fees : USD 227.50
  • Personal Bond : USD 475.00
  • Tuition Fees (Per Semester): USD 1087.50 (FULL TIME), USD 962.50 (PART TIME)
  • Examination Fees (Thesis Evaluation) : USD 250.00 (MSc) / USD 375.00 (PhD)

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