Course - Asia e University Master of Social Science Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

Asia e University Master of Social Science Part-Time @ Kuala Lumpur

The AeU Master of Social Science (MSS) programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students who intend to specialise in the area of social sciences.

This blended learning programme is targeted to individuals keen on advanced research and academic pursuits at educational institutions, as well as those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in these areas.


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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Awarding Body
  • Student Testimonials
  • Why Study at Asia e University?
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this MSS programme?

  • Internationally benched marked, approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and clinics.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals and 2.4 million e-thesis titles accessible anywhere anytime.
  • Can be converted to PhD based on research progress and subject to AeU Senate approval.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled.

At a Glance

☑ Class:
Students will be assigned a supervisor and no classes for this programme

☑ Accreditation:
Provisionally Accredited by MQA, MOHE and KPT

☑ Assessment:
Research Based

☑ Consultant rating:

Size of Class
The course fee is highly affordable, giving you the best value.
Students doesn’t need to attend any classes, only occasional meeting with supervisor.
Masters graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge to head their organisations or drive their business to the next level.

Why choose Asia e University’s MSS?

  • Enhance students’ practical knowledge and ability to solve current issues and problems faced by contemporary Asian society in any field of social sciences.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts and theories in the field of social sciences.
  • Develop relevant skill of research and apply it efficiently and effectively to suit various type of employment needs.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of classical and modern theories, methodologies, practices and their implications in any selected topic of research.
  • To train students as the future Asian leaders who are knowledgeable and competent in the chosen fields of study.

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Master of Social Science awarded by Asia e University
(N/310/7/0006) (MQA/PA2206) 8/18


The School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (SAHUSS) is envisioned to become a premiere centre for inter disciplinary perspectives drawing mainly from the study of arts, humanities and social sciences with a special attention in Asian studies.

The core objective of SAHUSS is to enhance the arts, humanities and social sciences studies for a global reach and career advancement of its graduates. SAHUSS aims to enrich the academic and cultural experience of students and scholars with a view to develop a better understanding of our diversity of cultures, history, politics, institutions, economic, laws and policies. Among the areas of study include arts and design, culture studies, psychology, sociology, journalism history, languages, philosophy, and religion.

SAHUSS aspires to deepen interest and understanding of the Asian region’s arts, humanities and social sciences among its graduates, and provide them with an awareness of the region’s current prospects and issues.


Programme Modules

Programme Delivery
Stage 1 : Proposal Development
Stage 2 : Data Collection
Stage 3 : Report Writing
Stage 4 : Thesis Examination/Viva Voce

Required Skills for Master Students by Research

  1. Be Independent
    This is a learner-centred Master’s programme that requires students to conduct their research independently, with approved supervisory assistance as needed and in compliance with university’s stipulated guidelines to complete all required phases/stages.
  2. Be Tenacious
    This research based thesis may takes up to 3 years, but students must be committed to complete the programme within stipulated time if without penalty.
  3. Be Effective in Time Management
    Students need to prioritise and manage tasks effectively to ensure completion of one task before moving on to the next. Goal-focus and consistency are essential to achieving commitment-success.
  4. Adapt to Challenges
    Invariably, students may face obstacles and challenges in completing their research, but they must be flexible and resolute to overcome difficulties immediately.
  5. Communicate Effectively
    To earn recognition as a serious master student and a researcher, students must be confident in delivering the Research Proposal Defense, Viva Voce and completed thesis on time and effectively.

Research Areas

  1. Sosial Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Cultural Studies
    • Political Science and Civics
    • Economics
  2. Audit Subjects
    • Research Methodology
    • Quantitative Data Analysis
    • Qualitative Data Analysis

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Asia e University

The Asia e University is a collaborative multinational university initiated by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), a body established in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level. Established as a Malaysian initiative, to be the prime mover of e-Education, it is supported by 34 ACD Member Countries as affirmed at the ACD Ministerial Meetings held in Islamabad in 2005 and Doha in 2006.

AeU collaborates with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and Training Centres in the ACD Member Countries to offer quality academic and professional training programmes that are affordable and accessible.

The University acts as a facilitator for the mutual accreditation and recognition of degrees and academic programmes among Asian IHLs. It also acts as an enabler for IHLs in Asia to leverage on each other’s resources and facilities including the sharing of academic and professional programmes.

ACD member countries have recognised AeU as an instrument for greater Asia-wide cooperation and a catalyst in narrowing the digital divide among communities and nations. AeU is set to champion e-Education efforts to meet the human capacity needs of Asia.

Asia e University views itself as an enabler to be harnessed by Asian educational institutions to increase cross-border accessibility of their programmes, especially in critical areas that are in demand for capacity building.

Asia e University shall collaborate with Asian education institutions in increasing access to relevant, flexible and cost effective education and training in the region. Asia e University will tap into the existing reservoir of programmes provided by institutions in Asia and make it available to a wider market in the region and the rest of the world.

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Student Testimonials

I choose AeU because its programme is recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education. I found that it provided flexibility for working adults like me while the faculty members tailored their pedagogical skills to suit adult learners. The independent learning environment has honed my critical thinking skills and made me a more strategic thinker. I am better able to evaluate issues and make important decisions at work.

Stela Maria

Stela Maria

I choose AeU because it is well-recognised, and the lessons are scheduled to cater for working adults. Time management is essential to fulfilling my commitments at work, home and university. AeU's e-learning modules and the flexibility it gives me to select what I want to do each semester have followed me to better manage my time. Studying at AeU has not only expanded my knowledge but also instilled discipline and improved my time management skills - abilities which I believe will aid me in future.

Ridzuan Repin

Ridzuan Repin

I believe ODL courses offered by AeU allow working adults to gain key qualifications to remain competitive at the workplace without giving up their job. With many specialisations to choose from, we can enhance our expertise in a field we are already in, or opt for a specialisation that gives us the chance to learn something completely now.

Joanne Chow Yu Ming

Joanne Chow Yu Ming

Taking up a doctorate programme at AeU enables me to fulfil my aspiration for higher education and gives me credibility and confidence when dealing with others. It keeps a retiree like myself updated and in touch with local and global current affairs. The plesant experience I had during my viva voce in January 2013 dovetails well and confirms my trust in AeU. My external examiner who is from the University of Oxford, another from UTAR, and the internal examiner, were linked up through tele-video conferencing at the AeU meeting room in Kuala Lumpur. This has left a mark in my advocacy for lifelong learning.

Ho Nee Yong

Ho Nee Yong

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Why Study MSS at Asia e University?

Learner Centric

  • Focus on leaner's needs, interests and learning preferences
  • Flexible and work-relevant assessment
  • Emphasis on learner outcomes

Technology Enabled

  • Enhanced interactivity in learner academic relationship
  • Allows personalised, flexible learning from anywhere
  • Access to high quality online resources on demand

Commitment to Lifelong Learning

  • Range of educational pathways to meet learners' needs
  • Open entry requirements that recognises work experience
  • Collaborations with diverse content partners to give wide range of studies

The AeU Philosophy

Since the inception of AeU, it has brought into existence a new approach to tertiary education that gives rise to greater flexibility in learning. The philosophy is based on the commitment that quality education should be made available, accessible and affordable to all people regardless of demographics.

By focusing heavily on technology, AeU has opened the door to higher education, giving working adults the chance to continue learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge, thus improving not only themselves, but also their families, professions, and ultimately, their countries.

Built on the philosophy, that education should bedemocratized, AeU has focused on creating an affordable and accessible pathway to higher education, while placing importance on flexible entry requirements, a learner-friendly academic system, and a blended pedagogy that combines different modes of learning.

Each of these components is designed to fulfill the diverse needs of its learners and to create learning environments that respond to the challenges of the 21st century.

The Seven 'e's of AeU

  1. Empowered Learning
    Putting the learner at the centre of the learner experience. Demand driven, open to choice, learner-centric.
  2. Enhanced Learning
    Relentlessly setting new benchmarks, continuously taking the learning to a higher level.
  3. Exploratory Learning
    Actively pushing the boundaries of the known, with rigorous inquiries, creativity and curiosity.
  4. Expanding Learning
    An open paradigm of learning without boundaries or limitations.
  5. Effective Learning
    Functional, purposeful intended education; producing winners.
  6. Electronic Learning
    Any place, anytime, anywhere, 24/7,365.
  7. Experiential Learning
    Learning through reflection, action, adventure, choice, cooperation and communication.

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Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

  • A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, as accepted by the AeU Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum five (5) years working experience in relevant field.
  • A Research Intent is required at the point of entry.

English Language Competency Requirement (for International Students)

  • Minimum score of 600 for TOEFL OR Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS OR its equivalent.
  • Any international student from countries using English as an official medium of instruction or from an academic institution using English as a medium of instruction, shall normally be exempted from the above requirement.

Alternative Entry
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 30 years of age as of 1st January in the year of application.
  • Possess at least STPM/Diploma/equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.
  • Passed APEL assessment.

Payment Plan Options

Official Course Fee: RM 10,410 (Including Research Fee, Admission Fee & Yearly Fee)

Instalment Plan Breakdown:

  • 1st Year : RM 10,410
    Total: RM 10,410

Additional Fees:

  • Research Fee : RM 9,600
  • Admission Fee : RM 300
  • Yearly Fee : RM 510

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Asia e University

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur


36 Months

Mode of Study


Schedule System

Semester System


Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Class Size

5-10 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Provisionally Accredited


2 Major Field of Social Science Research Areas


100% Research

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (1 Instalment)


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