What will I learn?

Honours is a prestigious program. It includes a fourth year of specialised coursework and research, following the completion of the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) pass degree. You choose a topic and undertake research, working with a supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) have sophisticated skills in analysis, communication and research and are often targeted as potential leaders in large corporations. Honours also has traditionally prepared the way for an academic career or pursuing a higher research degree.

Areas of study

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following majors for this course:

  • Communication
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Psychology

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) work in areas such as:

  • Journalism, publishing, editing
  • Writing, electronic media, public relations, corporate communications, communications, non-governmental organisations around the world
  • Marketing, advertising, business research and analysis
  • Management consulting, international trade, human resources, training and development, management and administration, film, television and video

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
RM42,446.00 (7,51,789) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022


Monash University Malaysia

Jalan Lagoon Selatan,



47500, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must be at least 17 years old. Students who have completed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), GCE O-level, or equivalent programs must first complete a pre-university qualification such as GCE A levels, STPM, Monash University Foundation Program (MUFY) or other equivalent. A pre-university qualification serves as a basic entry requirement to an undergraduate degree at Monash University Malaysia. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic test) - minimum test score of 6.5 overall; at least 6.0 in each individual band; Paper-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum test score of 550; Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5; Internet-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 79 overall writing score of at least 21, speaking score of at least 18, reading score at least 13, listening score of 12; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall test score: 58.

For international students

International students are required to meet equivalent of STPM and must be at least 16 years old.

Few more country specific entry qualification/scores listed below.

A Level GCE - 7%

ATAR - Indicative score only - 70%

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education - 16%

Indian School Certificate Examination - 60%

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - 25%

For more details, please refer the University website.

They also must have the following requirements are as follows:

IELTS: Overall score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

PTE: Overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36

TOEFL (paper based): Overall score of 471, with a TWE score of at least 4.0

TOEFL (Internet based): Overall score of 52, with a minimum score of 15 in writing, 14 in speaking, 5 in reading and listening.

CAE/CPE: Overall score of 162 with no score lower than 154

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia is the 3rd largest campus of Monash University (ranked 55th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021).

  • Monash University in world’s top 100 universities
  • 18 subjects in world’s top 100
  • Highly qualified academic staff from across the world
  • Students can access affordable accommodation

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