List of master programmes

Master of Arts (Malaysian History)

From its origins charted back to 10th Century A.D, Malaysia has seen rapid and radical change during its existence. A unique multi-racial country that is both a peninsula as well as an island (island of Borneo), Malaysia has experienced first-hand many important conflicts in its time.

Be it the dramatic arrival of the Portuguese and English, or the destructive entrance of the Japanese forces in World War II, to the eventual struggle for independence, and the subsequent development of the country into one of the most developed nations in ASEAN, the Master of Arts (Malaysia History) programme is a truly epic and fascinating look into the past.

Career Opportunity
  •  Educator
  •  Curator
  •  Record Keeper
  •  Policy Maker
  •  Consultant
  •  Researcher
  •  Lecturer
  •  Writer
Course Structure

1. This programme comprises 2 parts which are;

(1) Part one (1) which consists of coursework totaling fifteen (15) credit hours :

(i) one core courses, each of three (3) credit hours,
(ii) four elective course of three (3) credit hours, selected from a list offered by the Faculty.

Candidates must pass Part One (1) before they are able to proceed to Part Two (2).

Courses offered are :

Code Course
AEGE6170 Philosophy and Methods in History

Code Course
AEGF6101 Malaysian History to 18th Century
AEGF6102 Malaysian History, 1800-1941
AEGF6103 Malaysia Economic and Trade Development to The Second World War
AEGF6104 Malaysian History After The Second World War
AEGF6105 Government and Politics in Malaysia

2. Part Two (2) consists of a research project leading to a submission of a dissertation of about 30,000 words (35 credits hours).

(1) The details of the offered courses are subject to the Senate's approval from time to time upon the recommendation of the Faculty/ Academy/ Centre/ Institute and candidates will be informed of course offerings at the beginning of each session.
Language Requirement


A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme and/or write his dissertation in the English language shall be required:

(1) to obtain a score of 550 for a paper-based total, a score of 213 for a computer-based total or a score of 80 for an internet-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or

(2) to obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);

Entry Requirement

Programme of study by Coursework and Research

(1) a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or 

(2) a professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or

(3) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Intake Schedule

February and September

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Last Update: March 12, 2019