Master of Social Sciences

PROGRAM DETAILS

Programme Code: G301
Medium of instructions: English
Duration of Studies:
- Full Time: 3-6 semesters
- Part Time: 5-8 semesters
Programme Option: By Research

BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAMME

Master in Social Sciences is offered by research mode only. It covers a broad social and behavioural sciences areas in Psychology, Sociology and Cultural Studies, Political Sciences and Civics and Economics.

Areas of research include, but not limited to, are as following:

Psychology

(Faculty of Leadership and Management)

Conversational Therapy

Development and Child Therapy

Psychoanalysis

Psychology

Psychotheraphy

Sociology and Cultural Studies

(Faculty of Leadership and Management) (Centre for Core Studies)

Criminology

Cultural Geography

Cultural Studies

Demography/Population Studies

Ethnology

Futurology

Gender Studies

Geography (social)

Human geography

Regional Cultures

Social anthropology

Social conflict theory

Social geography

Sociology

Women studies

Political Science and Civics

(Faculty of Leadership and Management) (Centre for Core Studies)

Civics

Human rights

International relations

Peace and conflict studies

Political histroy

Political science

Politics

Economics

(Faculty of Economics and Muamalat)

Econometrics

Economic history

Economics

International economics

Macro economics

National accounts

Political economy

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The course is designed to enable students:

  • To apply advanced knowledge in specific areas of social and behavioural sciences.
  • To develop an advanced level of comprehension,  analytical thinking and research skills in the area.
  • To utilise the advancement of information technology in social and behavioural sciences research and the development of business opportunities in the field.
  • To utilise effective communication and to lead and engage in academic discourses.
  • To acquire interdisciplinary perspectives in addressing social and behavioural sciences issues;
  • To synthesise and promote Islamic, ethical and professional values in social and behavioural sciences researches.

ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST

Applicants are COMPULSORY to obtain a score of at least 180 in TOEFL (computer based) or 64 in TOEFL (internet based) or Band 5 in IELTS or Band 3 in MUET as summarize in the following table:

 

 

Degree from Local Higher Institutions*

 

UEPT

MUET

IELTS

TOEFL

CPT

(Computer Based Test)

IBT

(Internet Based Test)

3

3

5.0

180

64

 

Applicants who do not meet one of the above requirements and was offered conditional intake are required to fulfil anyone the criteria above within 12 Month (Master’s Student) and 24 Month (PhD Student) *effective from intake A191*

 

ARABIC COURSE

Applicants are required to take an Arabic language course as a prerequisite of a postgraduate programme at USIM. The course, however, is not counted as part of the student's academic grade.

Applicants can be exempted from the Arabic language course if they can prove satisfactory Arabic language proficiency or submit proof of language proficiency together with the application form.

  1. Admission to Master’s Degree by Research
     
    1. (1) A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
    2. Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours AND relevant professional work experience; or
    3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75/4.00, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
    4. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
    5. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours

      Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA
       
  2. Admission to Master’s Degree by Mixed Mode
     
    1. A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
    2. Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours AND relevant professional work experience; or
    3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75/4.00, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
    4. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
    5. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA
       
  3. Admission to Master’s Degree by Coursework
     
    1. A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
    2. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
    3. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours

      Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

MASTER PROGRAMME FEES (BY RESEARCH)

PROGRAMME

MODE

MALAYSIAN FULL TIME (4 SEM)

INTERNATIONAL FULL TIME (4 SEM)

MALAYSIAN PART TIME (6 SEM)

Master Of Syariah And Judiciary

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Syariah

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Comparative Law

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Law

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Quranic And Sunnah Studies

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Da'wah And Islamic Management

Research

8,288.00

12,440.00

9,202.00

Master Of Islamic Science

Research

9,288.00

13,140.00

9,702.00

Master Of Economics & Muamalat Administration

Research

8,688.00

13,440.00

9,802.00

Master Of Science

Research

10,288.00

16,640.00

11,302.00

 

* USIM reserves the right to make any amendments without prior notice
** Fees and charges above are based on the full study packages according to minimum period of study
*** Delayed registration: RM50.00
**** Certain amount will be charged for dissertation/thesis examination and re-examination

Health Requirement

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1)   Communicable Disease

 

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

2

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis

 

3

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)

4

  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu

 

(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease

 

Type of Disease / Problem

Example

1

  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.
  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

 

  • Epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia

 

2

  • Expected to be prolonged.
  • Obvious and serious symptoms.
  • Prolong treatment schedule.
  • Dialysis
  • Cancer

 

3
  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.
  • Drugs
  • Drugs

4

  • Continuous medication.
  • No serious symptoms.
  • Treatment does not affect study.
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Melitus

Applicants can apply via online at https://ipps.usim.edu.my/ and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

For information related to visa and student pass, please refer to http://alamiyyah.usim.edu.my

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