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Southeast Asia's pioneering International Relations degree programme, which seamlessly combines the best of university learning with invaluable industry experience. Spanning three years, this unique programme blends two years of on-campus education with a final year of immersive work-based learning.


During the initial two years on campus, you will be guided by distinguished International Relations scholars and national leaders, equipping you with essential leadership skills and a comprehensive understanding of global issues. Through a rich curriculum, you will delve into the theories and practices of international relations, empowering you to address current world affairs and foreign policy challenges.


In the culmination of your studies, the final year will immerse you in the realm of International Relations-related industry practices. This transformative phase will expose you to contemporary issues within your area of specialization and provide hands-on experience in managing and leading real-life projects. Supported by industry coaches and university lecturers, you will navigate the complexities of the field, gaining practical skills and insights that will set you apart as a competent and confident professional.

Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Intake Month

February, April, and September

Study Options

Full-time only

Co-taught by
Industry Experts

Overseas Transfer Options

United Kingdom (UK) 

Study Programme

3 years

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Industry Partners

Taylor's Social Science in International Relations programme has been working closely with many reputable industry leaders:

Key Highlights of Social Science (Honours) In International Relations


Prepare to embark on a transformative journey in the field of social sciences, where you will learn from a team of highly qualified academicians and industry leaders who are dedicated to shaping the next generation of industry-ready professionals. Our programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and practical insights necessary to excel in your chosen field.


This programme is compatible with the new Taylor's Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules.


Click here to find out more about the Taylor's Curriculum Framework.

Primary Major

Primary Major

This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.


Common Core

  • Writing in Social Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Social Statistics
  • Social Theory
  • Social Studies and Transformative Research
  • Social Psychology
  • Politics and Public Issues in Malaysia


Specialisation Modules

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • International Relations Theories
  • Foreign policies and Diplomacy in Asia Pacific
  • International Conflict Negotiation, Mediation and Resolution
  • International Political Economy
  • International Law and Organisation
  • National and International Security
  • Regional Organisation, Cooperation & Integration

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

University Core

University Core

This component consists of compulsory and nationally-mandated study modules required by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education which aims to develop critical thinking and build social intelligence to cultivate civic responsibility and broaden cultural knowledge.


  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Emotional Intelligence in Action
  • Kursus Integriti Dan Antirasuah
  • Social Innovation Project


  1. Applicants without a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM are required to take Bahasa Kebangsaan.
  2. All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible to verify information by contacting the university.
Complementary Study

Complementary Study

The Complementary Studies component offers students the flexibility to explore modules in a related or unrelated field, enhancing and complementing their primary major. This component allows students to broaden their knowledge and skills by selecting modules from the same or different schools within the university.


Complementary Studies can take various forms, including free electives, extensions, minors, or even a second major. These options provide students with the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific area of interest or broaden their understanding by exploring a different field of study.


Click here to see a full list of all available Flexible Education Components.




Free Elective Module



You will need to select any one (1) of the Free Electives offered by Taylor's University. You can refer to the Flexible Education Guide for the complete list.


The free electives offered are subject to availability and you will need to meet the minimum module pre and co-requisite.

Are you ready to take the next step in your academic journey? Our programme offers an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about the field of Bachelor of Social Science programme. To ensure a smooth admission process, please take note of our entry requirements listed below.



SPM / O-Level with Pre-U / Foundation

Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5 credits for entry with Pre-University / Foundation qualification (Except for UEC).

SPM / O-Level with Diploma

Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits for entry with Diploma qualification.



1. Candidates need to pass BM and History at SPM level.

2. All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

Entry Pathway

Entry Pathway

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

CGPA 2.00 for 3 subjects with min. Grade C for each subject


Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with min. 5Bs including English


A Levels

Min. DDD


South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International

Min. ATAR 55


Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Min. average of 55% in 6 subjects


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points in 6 subjects

Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)



Taylor’s Foundation and Diploma programmes

Pass any Taylor's Foundation / Diploma programme with CGPA 2.00


MOHE Matriculation

Pass with min. CGPA 2.00


Other Equivalent Qualification

Pass Foundation/Diploma/ Higher Diploma/ Advanced Diploma from any other institution recognised by Malaysian Government with min.CGPA 2.00; or


Application via APEL A is allowed;  or


Any other equiv. qualification recognized by the M'sian Government.


  1. All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the Admissions Department.
English Requirements

English Requirements


Pass English


Taylor's EET

Overall Score 5.0

Taylor's IEN

Level 2 - Grade C



Completed Pre-U/Diploma that was conducted in English

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

We offer the option of completing your Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (International Relations) with one of our established partner universities in the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom (UK) 🇬🇧

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

  • BA International Relations in Politics | 1 + 2 years
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

  • BA International Development | 1 + 2 years
  • BA International Relations | 1 + 2 years
  • BA Politics | 1 + 2 years
University of Essex

University of Essex

  • BA Global Politics | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA International Development | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA International Relations | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Politics | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Politics and International Relations | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Politics with Business | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Politics with Human Rights | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BSc Economics and Politics | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BSc Politics and International Relations | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BSc Politics with Business | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BSc Politics with Data Science | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Liberal Arts | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Global Studies | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
  • BA Social Change | 1 + 2 | 2 + 1 years
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

  • BSc International Social and Public Policy | 1 + 2 years

When you've successfully completed this Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Political Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Politician
  • Member of Parliament
  • Risk Analyst
  • National Media Specialist
  • International Media Specialist
  • Academic
  • Researcher in Think Tanks
  • Project leader
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Political Activist
  • Consultant

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Are you curious about what life is really like at Taylor's? Do you have questions about our International Relations programmes that only a current student can answer? Our Unibuddy programme is here to connect you with our friendly and knowledgeable student ambassadors. 


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Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) In International Relations

I am Approximate Total Fees
Local Student
MYR 98,654
International Student
USD 26,383

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Note: Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.