Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities comprises diverse disciplines including Communication, Islamic Studies, Psychology, Counselling, English Studies, and Liberal Studies.

The faculty seeks to inspire learners to embrace the challenges that face the Malaysian society in this age of rapid development and change.

Our programmes aim to produce graduates who possess qualities and skills that are valued by employers including the ability to communicate well, think analytically, and problem-solve across contexts. With FSSH, learners will enjoy a supportive and enriching learning environment, enabling them to reach their full potential.


Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) programme is a generic Ph.D programme offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia (OUM). It is a programme that links a variety of disciplines in religion, languages, history and philosophy. This programme focuses on specialised areas where OUM has a…

Master of Islamic Studies

(R2/221/7/0172 (A11246) 07/25) The Master of Islamic Studies (MIS) degree is designed to meet the needs of those interested in pursuing their studies at higher level in this area. It is also aimed at developing specialisations in various areas of Islamic studies, such as Usuluddin (Theology), Shariah (Islamic Law and…

Master of English Studies

(R2/224/7/0064 (A11501) 10/25) OUM’S Master of English Studies programme, or MEST, is an advanced degree that caters to learners seeking to deepen and widen their appreciation of English. Suitable for both English and non-English majors, and uniquely different from traditional offerings, the MEST curriculum is reflective of English as an…

Master of Psychology

(R/311/7/0073 (MQA/FA5677) / 08/25 ) The Master of Psychology (MPSY) programme is offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) as another postgraduate programme in OUM. It is specially designed to expand your knowledge, sharpen your critical thinking skills and teach you how to evaluate problems and find…

Master of Counselling

(R2-DL/0923/7/0001 (MQA/FA0155) 01/26) The Master of Counselling (MC) degree is designed to meet the needs of those who interested in pursuing their studies at higher level in the area of counselling. MC programme is also aimed to produce graduates with professional skills and knowledge in counselling and to train more…

Master of Corporate Communication

(R-DL/321/7/0197 (MQA/FA7193) 12/25) Statement of Programme Aims, Objectives and Learning Outcomes The Master of Corporate Communication degree is designed to produce corporate communication practitioners with advanced knowledge and practical skills, and competent with theoretical and practical skills in making decision and solving problems in real settings. The MCC aims to…

Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies

(N-DL/0224/7/0001(MQA/PA15768) 07/27) The Postgraduate in Islamic Studies (PGDIS) is designed to provide advanced knowledge of Islam as a religion and a way of life, understanding of how scholars of Islamic Studies analyse and solve issues in society....

Bachelor of Communication with Honours

(R2-DL/321/6/0098 (A9493) 11/25) The Bachelor of Communication (BComm) is designed to produce graduates with comprehensive knowledge that informs, moves, creates and shapes the world of communication. Students will be exposed to a broad-based learning experience encompassing nearly all major aspects of communication such as journalism, advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication and…

Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

(R2-DL/311/6/0034 (A9361) 11/25) This is an open and distance learning programme with the aim of helping learners to have better understanding of human nature and behaviour. The programme covers a wide range of topics including introduction to psychology, social psychology, introduction to clinical psychology, test and measurement, developmental psychology, personality,…

Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Islamic Management) with Honours

(R2-DL/221/6/0077 (A9122) 09/25) Bachelor of Islamic Studies (BIS) is an open and distance learning program the offered to those who want to pursue their studies in higher education in Islamic studies. It comprises subjects encompassing Islamic Law and Management. It is aimed to equip candidates with Islamic knowledge as well…

Bachelor of Political Science with Honours

(R2-DL/313/6/0001 (MQA/FA0179) 02/28) The Bachelor of Political Science (BPS) is designed to fulfill individuals’ needs who are interested to pursue careers in politics, public administration or corporate management. Nowadays, many individuals are interested to learn and to be involved in politics – either those serving in public and private sectors,…

Bachelor of Liberal Studies with Honours

(R/310/6/0007 (MQA/FA2719) 10/25) Bachelor of Liberal Studies covers a wide range of humanities and social sciences disciplines that consists of communication, psychology, political science, management, education and general sciences. In addition, the programme also helps the graduates to obtain valuable knowledge in analysing and apply in solving societal issues in…

Bachelor of English Studies with Honours

(R2-DL/222/6/0009 (A9470) 03/26) OUM’s Bachelor of English Studies (Hons.), or BEST, is uniquely different from traditional offerings of English. BEST takes as grounding that ‘doing English’ need not be interpreted solely in the traditional sense as choosing to study one branch of English (e.g., linguistics) instead of the other branches…

Diploma in Islamic Studies with Education

(R2-DL/221/4/0030 (MQA/FA 0324) 04/26) Islamic studies plays a main and vital role in molding dedicated, honest and dynamic Muslim. This is due to the fact that Islamic studies influences well-balanced life of a society in order to ensure peace and harmony in Malaysia. The Diploma in Islamic Studies with education…