Bachelor of Arts (BA) International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The International Relations programme in UM began in the 1970s under the Department of History. 1992, saw the establishment of the International Studies Programme under the partronage of the Dean’s Office, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In 1999, it was upgraded and recognized as the Department of International and Strategic Studies (JPAS).

The programme’s objectives are to equip the students with the knowledge of international relations, foreign and security policy, particularly by examining emerging trends and long-term effects of both global and regional issues.

Career Opportunities

  • Ambassadorial Aide
  • Author
  • International Relations Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Market Researcher
  • Regional Headquarters Manager
  • Researcher

Course Modules

  • Introductory International Relations
  • Evolution of the World’s Society
  • Nation’s System
  • International Economic System
  • International Relations Theory and Methods
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Comparative Regionalism
  • International Law
  • Non-State Actors in International Relations
  • Modern Strategic Development
  • Politics in Developing Nations
  • South East Asian Nations’ Foreign Policies
  • International Bodies
  • International Security
  • Foreign Policies of Super Powers
  • South Asia in International Relations
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Malaysian Foreign Policies

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Department of International and Strategic Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5480
Fax: +6(03)7967 5483