New Era University College - Programmes

Course Details

Award: Master of Arts in ASEAN Studies (N/225/7/0021 / MQA/PA 9395)
Duration 2-4 years
Intakes September
Tuition Fee RM 8,000  (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Remark: This fee structure is applicable to Malaysian students only. Fee structure for international students please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.


This course enables students to delve into a selected topic on ASEAN matters in order to cultivate professional expertise on ASEAN affairs. It is concerned with ASEAN as an organization, its inner workings and intra-ASEAN issues, and the relations and forces acting on ASEAN from outside the region. The programme’s scope focuses on in-depth studies concerning ASEAN and its objectives to facilitate economic, political, security, educational and socio-cultural development and integration amongst its members.

Basic Structure

The duration of full-time study is 2 to 4 years. Students are required to attend all prescribed courses, including the Research Methodology course, Directed Readings in ASEAN Studies and Seminar on Selected Topics in ASEAN Studies, and pass the Thesis Proposal Defence.

The award of a MA requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by two examiners, at least one of whom is external to NEUC. The MA thesis must show a grasp of the relevant literature, the methodologies and the issues involved in a specific area of study.

Who Should Join the Programme

Candidates who are interested in deepening their understanding in an ASEAN-related area of focus.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme may choose to:

  1. Pursue an academic and/or research career in their field of study;
  2. Enhance their professional careers as experts in their field of study. They may also take advisory and/or consultant roles in the industry.


Name Field of Expertise
Dr MOK Soon Chong 莫顺宗 博士 East Asian Studies, Classic Chinese Literature
Dr VOON Phin Keong 文平强 博士 Human Geography (Settlement, Population, Culture), Chinese Diaspora, East and Southeast Asian Studies
Dr LEE Kam Hing 李锦兴 博士 Economic History, Political History, Overseas Chinese Business
Dr WONG Ing Boh 黄永宝 博士 ASEAN Studies, Migration Studies, Development Sociology
Dr NG Yean Leng 伍燕翎 博士 Classical Chinese Novels, Modern Chinese Literature, Malaysian Chinese Literature, World Chinese Literature
Dr LEW Bon Hoi 廖文辉 博士 Southeast Asian Studies, Overseas Chinese Studies
Dr TEY Shi Bin 郑诗傧 博士 Classical Chinese Philology, Malaysian Chinese Society
Dr KOAY Su In 郭思韵 博士 Classical Chinese Literature, Malaysian Chinese Society,
Literature, Thought and Culture of Han Dynasty
Dr Wang Rui Xin 王睿欣 博士 Chinese Language Teaching, Western Philosophy, Educational Philosophy, Sociolinguistics
Dr PEK Wee Chuen 白伟权 博士 Malaysia Regional Studies, Diasporic Chinese Studies, Geographic Information System, Historical Geography
Dr LIAW Siau Chi 廖朝骥 博士 Party Politics, Regional Security, Cold War and Malaysia
Dr WONG Wai Shee 黃薇诗 博士 Social Movements, Literature, Thoughts & Culture especially Confucianism Chen Wei of Han Dynasties, Malaysian Chinese Society
Dr LIM Su Hui 林素卉 博士 Chinese Dialect, Linguistics, Phonetics, Paleography


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