• Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • English


Contemporary South-East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but that growth challengingly uneven between powerhouses like Singapore and the less advanced nations such as Laos and Myanmar. The political landscape is a mixed of authoritarian or centralised states, as Vietnam, and vibrant democracies like the Philippines and Indonesia. Led by prominent local cultural commentator (and Nottingham Malaysia faculty member) Niki Cheong, this module approaches these issues from three perspectives - international relations, media studies, and cultural politics - offering a thorough introduction to the distinctive challenges facing the region today.

The Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia course is offered at The University Of Nottingham Malaysia.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

This module is taught by means of guided discussions via lectures, seminars and study visits. Theaim of the sessions are to ensure not only that each participant has understood the texts adequatelyand thus has grasped the key elements of each methodological approach, but also to encouragecritical assessment of the texts, methods, and relevant discourses within the scope of the module.

  • For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The courses are delivered at university undergraduate level two.

Applicants eligible to apply will be :

  • Undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from any institutions worldwide.
  • Working adults who are not currently enrolled in any academic programme are also welcome to apply.
  • All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability of IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element, or equivalent.* Other English language certificates will be considered.You must be aged 18 or over.
  • Formal academic requirements not necessary.

Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National Applies to you

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Each two-week programme costs RM4750 per person (approximately GBP 900).
  • An early bird discount of 10% will be given to students who have paid full by 30 April 2018.

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

  • 2210 - 3820 MYR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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