17SDG2

Research Mode

The Center for Global Sustainable Studies (CGSS) offers three postgraduate degrees by research, the Master of Science (Sustainability), the Master of Arts (Sustainability) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Sustainability) and also one postgraduate degree by coursework, Master In Sustainable Development Practice. These are offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

 

1. Master of Arts (Sustainability) - Research


Introduction

The Master of Arts (Sustainability) is a research programme offered throughout the year. This programme is offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to carry out independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Sustainability. As concerns and interest in sustainability issues increased, potential areas of studies of WEHAB+3- Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity + Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management, Production & Consumption, Population & Poverty are explored.  Upon graduation, postgraduates can pursue their careers in academic as well as industry-based research.

Currently,  USM is the only university in Malaysia that offer this programme.

 

Research Thrust Areas:

  1. Water
  2. Energy
  3. Health
  4. Agriculture
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management
  7. Production & Consumption
  8. Population & Poverty

Admission Requirements

  Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a university recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent qualification

  

Language Requirement

  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) OR
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) OR
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level 4

 

Duration

  • Full-time: Min 1 years/ Max 3 years
  • Part-time: Min 2 years/ Max 6 years

 

 2. Master of Science (Sustainability) - Research

 

Introduction

The Master of Science (Sustainability) is a research programme offered throughout the year. This programme is offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to carry out independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Sustainability. As concerns and interest in sustainability issues increased, potential areas of studies of WEHAB+3- Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity+ Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management, Production & Consumption, Population & Poverty are explored.  Upon graduation, postgraduates can pursue their careers in academic as well as industry-based research.

 Currently,  USM is the only university in Malaysia that offer this programme.

 

Research Thrust Areas:

  1.  Water
  2. Energy
  3. Health
  4. Agriculture
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management
  7. Production & Consumption
  8. Population & Poverty

 

Admission Requirements

   Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a university recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent qualification

 

Language Requirement

  (Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) OR
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) OR
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level 4

  

Duration

  •  Full-time: Min 1 years/ Max 3 years
  • Part-time: Min 2 years/ Max 6 years

 

 

3. Doctor of Philosophy (Sustainability) - Research

 

Introduction 

The Doctor of Philosophy (Sustainability) is a research programme offered throughout the year. This programme is offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and international students to carry independent research supervised by respective lecturers in various specialisations in the field of Sustainability. As concerns and interest in sustainability issues increased, potential areas of studies of WEHAB+3- Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity + Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management, Production & Consumption, Population & Poverty are explored.  Upon graduation, postgraduates can pursue their careers in academic as well as industry-based research.

 Currently,  USM is the only university in Malaysia that offer this programme.

 

Research Thrust Areas:

  1.  Water
  2. Energy
  3. Health
  4. Agriculture
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management
  7. Production & Consumption
  8. Population & Poverty

 

Admission Requirements

   Applicants should possess the following:

  •  A Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.67 (or equivalent [CGPA]) from a university recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent qualification OR
  • A Master’s degree from a university recognised by the USM's Senate or an equivalent qualification OR
  • A minimum of one years relevant working experience.

  

Language Requirement

   (Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) OR
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) OR
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level 4

 

 Duration

  •  Full-time: Min 2 years/ Max 5 years
  • Part-time: Min 3 years/ Max 7 years

 

Director / Deputy Director
Centre for Global Sustainability Studies
5th Floor, Hamzah Sendut Libary
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : +604-6534165/ +604-6532461
Fax : +604-6535273

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