Postgraduate courses for art stream students in Malaysia

Published by Afterschool.my on Mar 21, 2016, 05:06 pm

Who says you can ONLY graduate as an Engineer, a Doctor or a Lawyer to pursue a postgraduate course in Malaysia?


1. Communication


Most communication graduates in Malaysia would either join the Media industry or they would be heavily involved in Politics.

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

  • Master of Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies
  • Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studie

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

  • Master in Communication
  • Ph.D. in Communication

Find out more about the communication field here.

2. Language


In Malaysia, we’re blessed with three cultures with their own respective languages. On top of that, our academics are heavily English influenced, which makes most Malaysians bilingual.

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Notable for their Arabic and English language programs.

  • Master of Arts in Arabic as a Second Language
  • Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistic Studies
  • Master of Human Science in English Language Studies
  • Ph.D. in English Literary Studies

University Malaya (UM)

This historical university emphasizes on linguistics and various cultural studies.

  • Ph.D. in Language and Linguistics
  • International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS)
  • International Masters in Regional Integration (IMRI)

University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Emphasizes on linguistics and various cultural studies.

  • Master of Arts in English Language Studies
  • Master of Arts in Foreign Languages and Translation
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics

More information on the study of language could be found here.

3. Architecture


In Malaysia the architecture principles is similar to that of the U.K. and Australia. There are several public and private institutions here in Malaysia that are capable in catering postgraduates or ‘part 2’ as most architects would be familiar with.

Taylor's University

  • Master of Architecture

University Malaya (UM)

Known for their rigorous course plan, University Malaya is still one of the main choice for hopeful postgrad students.

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Science in Architecture

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

  • Master of Architecture

For more information on the field of architecture, click here.

4. Social Studies


The study of politics, human resources, public relations or anything that has to do with human beings and the rules that governs their habitat could be considered as social science.

Nilai University

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

  • Master of Philosophy in Social Science
  • Master of Psychology in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in social Science

Find out more about courses under social studieshere.

5. Design/ Animation


Most designers rely heavily on work experience and the end product of their work. However, if you’re into the theoretical aspect of design and wish to obtain a higher certification, there are public and private universities that have the design field for postgraduates.

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

  • Master of Art And Design in Visual Communication And New Media
  • Master of Art And Design in Design Technology
  • Ph.D in Art And Design

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

  • Master of Art
  • Ph.D. in Art

Interested in pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies in Art and Design? Click here to learn more.

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