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Political Science is the study of political values, institutions, processes and policies in Malaysia.
Do you have an interest in politics? Not just limited to becoming a politician, but the nitty gritty details, like how power is distributed and how it affects the citizens. Do you love thinking outside the box, coming up with new ways to make certain procedures more efficient? If you do, you may be interested to study Political Science in Malaysia. Let us explain what the course consists of.
Political Science does not only include the politics you see on TV such as political campaigns,
Politics & Government
Introduction to Political Theory
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Law in the Political Arena
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
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Graduates of this programme will be able to work as Analysts, Political Advisors, or Project Managers in the European Union, United Nations and other international organisations and institutions, national public sector institutions, media and other public information agencies, national and international non-governmental organisations, research centers, think tanks, public opinion and political research institutions.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Political Science:
As a citizen, it is important to understand how the political system is carried out. You need to know what goes on behind the scenes and how the election and voting process work.
Ever marvelled at how successful and powerful businessmen are? How do they even influence someone to keep buying something they already have? A course in Political Science will teach you how to write and speak persuasively, enabling you to sell coal back to Newcastle!
A degree in Political Science would help you discern, decipher, clarify, generate observation and critically gauge events and political impressions that will affect policy makers, citizens and the community.
“The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.”
- Woodrow Wilson
A good pass with at least a:
Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am and Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects
Obtain at least a CGPA of 3.00 in the following:
- Human Resource Management
- Business Management
Obtain a diploma approved by the Malaysian government and the University’s Senate with at least CGPA 3.00
A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
Important Note: Diploma is not offered for this course. Students can enrol for a pre-university programme before applying for a degree in Political Science. This course is mostly offered in public universities, thus, it would be advisable to opt for the government pre-university route for easier access to public universities in the future.
It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.
You’ll be dealing with world politics, and therefore need to adopt and hone the ability to use logic arguments and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions to various problems.
Knowledge and understanding of laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations, international politics and policy is vital and a necessity in this field. You can’t afford to not be well read and up to date with the current trends.
Regardless of the job path, you may have to handle discussions, conflicts, treaties, collaborations between two parties that need to be tackled with patience, tact and diplomacy.
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