Do you love learning about human behaviour, culture, society, and history? Or are you fascinated by the political and economic systems of the world? If you are, then a Master of Art (Social Science) might just be the thing for you. 


What is Master of Art (Social Science)?

A master’s degree is usually the next step for students who have completed their bachelor degree. A Master of Art (Social Science) is designed for students who are keen to make a difference in the world around them. Social science is the study of people in their environment and a master’s degree in this field will allow you to go deeper into the area that you are interested in.

You will gain many skills during your course, including research and analytical abilities. Through independent study, collaborative projects and professional networking during your master’s degree, you will gain invaluable experience that will help you in your future career. Your viewpoint of the word will open, and you will come to understand the big picture of what’s happening in society. 


Why study Master of Art at UOW Malaysia?

The Master of Art is a research-based program, designed to meet the needs of students who would like to extend their specialisation in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, beyond their undergraduate degree.

Students who wish to pursue their research interests through postgraduate studies are often limited by the program structure designed by academic institutions. The Master of Art offers students the flexibility of choosing their specialisation according to their research interests and career aspirations. Learning is done through consultation with an academic research supervisor.


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Program information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.


With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.


We partner with a leading UK university to give you access to a world class education in Malaysia. Northumbria University is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

2-4 years (Full-Time) / 3-6 years (Part-Time)
Program Location
University of Wollongong Malaysia, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
  • In order to enhance the rigor of their research proposal, students will also need to complete a semester of Research Methods in addition to participating in periodic research seminars and workshops.



  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, students will be guided by their supervisors to begin their research, and will work independently on their research projects.



  • Upon the completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a dissertation. Typically, dissertations for a Master by research is not more than 60,000 words.



  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertation, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science
  • Civics
  • Economics

Intake dates


12 January 17 May 6 September
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree:
Min. CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or

CGPA 2.50 to 2.74 or equivalent, subject to institution approval; or

CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49 or equivalent, with a min. of 5 years working experience in the relevant field, subject to institutional approval.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 5 in MUET

International Student:
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or a score of 59 and above for Pearson English Test



If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia.