Bachelor of Arts (BA) South East Asia Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The programme intends to provide a space for the development of teaching and learning, emphasizing on the studies of the region including its politics, economy, culture and security.

Using the multi-disciplinary approach of considering issues and application, students in the initial stage are required to take two Departmental core subjects including South East Asian languages. Students in their final year of study are required to take the research paper component.

Career Opportunities

  • Ambassadorial Aide
  • Author
  • Economic Advisor
  • Lecturer
  • Market Researcher
  • Regional Headquarters Branch Manager
  • Researcher

Course Modules

  • Introduction to the Southeast Asian Region I & II
  • Filipino 1A & 1B, 2A & 2B
  • Burmese 1A & 1B, 2A & 2B
  • Thai 1A & 1B, 2A & 2B
  • Vietnamese 1A & 1B, 2A & 2B
  • Southeast Asian Developmental Plan
  • Research Methodology
  • Developmental Comparison Methods and Theories
  • Maritime Resource Management in Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asian Performing Arts
  • Southeast Asian Politics and Governments
  • Southeast Asian Culture and Society
  • Southeast Asian Traditional Heritage
  • Southeast Asia in World Matters
  • Introduction to Southeast Asian Economical Maritime
  • Economical Development of ASEAN
  • ASEAN: Its Identity and Development
  • ASEAN Organization and Administration
  • Lecture Series on ASEAN
  • Maritime Issues in the Southeast Asia Region
  • Southeast Asian Traditional Theatre
  • Transition of Southeast Asia’s Society
  • Political Development in Southeast Asia

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5613
Fax: +6(03)7967 5461