Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences - Writing (Minor)

Monash University Malaysia

Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Feb, Jul, Oct

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Course Structure

There are five majors you can choose from in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences program. Each major provides a unique perspective on the world and can lead to a variety of career paths.

  • Communication
  • Film, Television, and Screen Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology

Additionally, you're required to take a minor to complement your major. As with the arts and social sciences major, you can also choose to do a second minor. The majors listed above can double up as minors if you did not choose them as your majors, or you can opt to pursue the following minors:

  • Public Relations
  • Writing

The Writing minor offers you in-depth instruction in the craft of writing. You will be exposed to a range of different writing structures and techniques, and have the opportunity to produce original pieces of work that accumulate to form a dynamic personal portfolio. Through engagement with both local and international literature, the minor also trains you in close reading. You will become well-versed in the processes of editing and reviewing, and develop a familiarity with the local publishing industry. As a skills-based course, the Writing minor complements the other fields of study currently on offer, and allows you to enhance workplace-related writing skills such as promotional copywriting, lifestyle writing, and reviewing. The minor begins with gateway units in creative writing and general writing techniques. In these, you will master the basics of different styles and genres of writing, attend workshops, and begin to produce original work. You will go on to learn how to bend the rules of form and genre, expressing themselves more experimentally. In the final year unit, you will have the opportunity to interact with professional writers and publishers, and be guided through the process of combining your writing samples into a comprehensive body of work. Graduates can expect to have a diverse portfolio of original work to present to prospective employers, possess a wide range of workplace-ready writing skills, and have the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.

Entry Requirements

  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)*: 60%
  • A Level GCE: 7 points
  • ATAR: 70
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program): 25
  • STPM, Malaysia: 7.3 points
  • UEC, Malaysia: <=6
  • Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia: 2 points
  • Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College: 60%
  • Foundation in Arts, Sunway College: 60%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2022.

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