Breadth Module


Majors for Pre-August-2016 Intakes


For more detailed information about the majors at FASS, please use the links in the sidebar.


These are the modules on offer for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

Breadth Modules — April 2020

The form below is to confirm the status of students’ ‘Compulsory Breadth’ modules (MIB, Communication Skills 1 & 2, Islamic Civilisation), ‘Major Option/Breadth’ modules, and ‘Breadth’ modules taken in FASS and outside of FASS this semester (Sem. 2, 2019/2020). Students can choose 'Pass/Fail' instead of a 'Grade' for their 'Compulsory Breadth' and 'Breadth' modules. For 'Major Option/Breadth' modules in FASS, this will depend on whether you have declared your Major.

For students who are requesting 'Pass/Fail', you should fill out the form below. If you don't submit the form, it will be assumes that you are keeping your grades.


Programmes must be successfully completed within the faculty in order for students to be awarded a degree.  There are a number of programmes run by the faculty.

BA Programme

Most students within the faculty will initially start as undergraduates, taking a Bachelor of Arts programme.  To complete a programme you must obtain a minimum of 128 modular credits which are awarded for passing a number of modules throughout your course of study. Of the 128 credits it is expected that 72 will be awarded for your major subject and the other 56 will be taken from a broad range of subjects offered by this, and other, faculties.  Upon successful completion they will be awarded a BA Degree. For more detailed information on the BA Programme, click here.

MA Programme

The Master of Arts programme is by independent research focussing on a specific research topic (Masters by Research).  It is expected that applicants for the MA Programme will have already, or will shortly have, obtained an undergraduate degree.  The programme is designed to take place over a period of between 1 and 2 years. For more detailed information on the MA Programme, click here.

PhD Programme

This programme is designed for those people who can commit themselves to a period of full-time study for a period of not less than three years, or part-time study for up to seven years. Applicants can submit PhD research proposals for consideration to the Faculty. If accepted, the candidate will be allocated a member (or members) of the faculty staff who will act as supervisor(s) for the duration of the programme. For more detailed information on the PhD Programme, click here.


August 2016 Intake

In order to graduate with a Major, a student needs to have passed a minimum of 72 Modular Credits in their declared Single Major discipline. As part of this 72 modular credits requirement all students registered for an undergraduate degree in FASS must pass the degree core module AQ 2101 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences.

The rest of the 72 credits are taken in the individual majors: the following is the Bachelor of Arts Programme Structure for the individual major disciplines: Sociology & Anthropology; Bahasa Melayu & Linguistik; Geography, Environment and Development; History and International Studies; Kesustaraan Melayu; and English Studies.

Pre August 2016 Intake

For pre-August-2016 intakes, FASS offers ten majors, as listed on the left. To complete a major in the BA FASS programme, you must follow and pass a sequence of modules throughout your period of study in the Faculty. In the pages for the individual majors, core courses are shown in pink, while option modules are shown in light-blue, as below:

AX-1201 Core Module
AX-3301 Option Module