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Your guide to studying Political Science in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 Years

Average Fees

MYR 55,000

Average Salary

MYR 25,000 - 120,000

Job Demand

What is Political Science?

Political Science is the study of political values, institutions, processes and policies.

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 in the course known as political science. Let us explain what the course consists of.

Political science goes beyond the politics carried out in a national parliament. It sho...

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 in the course known as political science. Let us explain what the course consists of.

Political science goes beyond the politics carried out in a national parliament. It should be evident that politics can be defined in both a broad and narrow sense. Narrow: The politics carried out in a national parliament and a bit of foreign politics. Broad: All types of power relationships that exist in human interactions. Political scientists are specialised in power and different types of power relationships. Political scientists study politics in a broad sense because politics are everywhere. In simple words, politics affect every aspect of our lives that contributes to the welfare of a nation from education and employment to healthcare and housing.

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What are the subjects covered under Political Science?

Geography

English

History

Physics

Introduction to Political Theory

American Government and Politics

Urban Politics

Introduction to Law in the Political Arena

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to Comparative Politics

What you need to get on a Political Science course?

Degree in Political Science

STPM : 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

A-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

AUSMAT/SACE : Please check with the relevant university

CPU : Please check with the relevant university

IB : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Political Science course?

Critical Thinker

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.

Well-Read

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.

Good Communicator

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.

Where can you study Political Science in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Political Science schools in Malaysia.

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