Master in Asean Studies

Master in Asean Studies

The Master in ASEAN Studies (MAS) programme provides an advanced level understanding of the political, strategic, economic, and security forces that has shaped ASEAN as well as the wider changing dynamics that continue to impact the Southeast Asian region.

It does so through a consideration of four aspects of ASEAN:

  • To offer an analysis of the historical, political and strategic, social and cultural forces that have shaped Southeast Asia as a region;
  • To consider the contested nature of theoretical concepts – how the same basic categories are understood in partially different ways in competing theoretical approaches to regionalism and regionalisation, and how some concepts belong more to some theories than to others;
  • To assess the institutional arrangements, changing policy agenda and governance issues of the ASEAN; and
  • To compare the key characteristics of ASEAN with analogous developments in regional associations elsewhere around the world.

The main aim of this programme is to produce graduates that have advanced and in-depth knowledge of the political, security, economic and strategic issues on the ASEAN region. In addition, the aim of this program is also to expose the students to the policy-making processes in related fields pertaining to ASEAN.

General Entry Requirements
Pass the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject


a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July papers and pass in History (SPM 2013 and above);


Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme.


Have fulfilled all special requirements of the programme as may be prescribed by the Senate

Special Entry Requirements
Entry & Language Requirements
Course Structure
Programme Fee

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