17SDG2

Research Mode

The Master of Science in Sustainability, Master of Arts in Sustainability, and Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability are research programmes offered throughout the year. These programmes are 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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & WEHAB+3- Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity + Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management, Production & Consumption, Population & Poverty are explored. Upon graduation, postgraduate students can pursue their careers in academic as well as industry-based research.

Research Thrust Areas:

1. Sustainable Development Goals

2. WEHAB+3 (Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management, Production & Consumption, Population & Poverty)


Admission Requirements

Master

I. Qualification: Bachelor degree (Honours)
   A) CGPA of at least 2.75

  •  Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School; OR,

   B) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74

  •  Research experience – 1 year; OR,
  •  Professional experience in related field- 1 year; OR,
  •  Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
  •  Grade B for major/ elective courses; OR,
  • Grade B+ for final year project; OR,

   C) CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49

  •  Research experience - 5 years or professional experience in related field- 5 years, AND
  • Two (2) academic publications (journal, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
  • Grade B+ for major / elective courses; OR,
  • Grade A- for final year project.

PhD

I. Qualification: Master degree (Coursework or Mixed Mode)
   A) CGPA of at least 3.00; OR,

   B) CGPA of 2.75 - 2.99

  • Research experience – 2 years; OR,
  • Professional experience in related field – 2 years; OR,
  • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceedings) in the field applied; OR,
  • Grade B+ for major/elective courses; OR,
  • Grade B+ for Coursework Mode or P for Mixed Mode dissertation/project; OR,

   C) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74

  •  Research experience – 2 years OR professional experience in related field- 2 years; AND,
  • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceedings) in the field applied for; OR,
  • Grade A- for major/elective courses; OR,
  • Grade A for Coursework Mode or P for Mixed Mode dissertation/project; OR,

II. Qualification: Master degree (Research Mode) OR,


III. Qualification: Bachelor degree

 

Language Requirements

* Applicable for International Applicants Only

  • A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (Paper-based); OR
  • A minimum score of 213 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (computer-based); OR
  • A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (Internet-based); OR
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); OR
  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; OR
  • The candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and Master level is English; OR
  • English courses offered by British Council. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies Council); OR
  • English courses offered by School of Languages, Literacies and Translation (The level of qualification and the relevant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies Council); OR
  • English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses should be previously identified and approved by the University Postgraduate Studies Council).

Duration

Master

Full Time: Mininum 2 semesters / Maximum 6 semesters
Part Time: Mininum 4 semesters / Maximum 12 semesters


PhD

Full Time: Mininum 4 semesters / Maximum 10 semesters
Part Time: Mininum 6 semesters / Maximum 15 semesters

 

Fees

Local Student

 Master & PhD Programme TUITION FEES (RM) / SEM
FULL TIME PART TIME
 Arts 3,050 2,515
 Science 3,550 2,975

Other Fees:

 Type of Fees  Amount (RM)
 Registration  340
 Convocation  120
 Thesis  Master 750
 PhD 1,000

International Student

 Master & PhD Programme TUITION FEES (USD) / SEM
FULL TIME PART TIME
 Arts 1,150 1,025
 Science 1,325 1,188

Other Fees:

 Type of Fees  Amount (RM)
 Registration  227.50
 Convocation  30
 Personal Bond (Refundable upon completion of study) 475
 Thesis   Master 250
 PhD 375

* The exchange rate used is USD1 = RM4.00

* Tuition fees are calculated based on minimum semester

* Fees are subject to change by University without prior notice. Candidates are advised to check the rates before making any transactions

 

If you are interested to enrol in the programme, please click here to register.

For more information, please contact us at: 

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