Master of Science in Human Resource Development (HRD)

This taught Master programme is offered by the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development and is especially targeted at working professionals. Courses are conducted after office hours and are designed to upgrade knowledge and skills among professionals in the area of human resource development and management. A unique feature of this programme is the inclusion of cognition, human behaviour and information technology knowledge with the core courses of human resource development and management.


  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate;
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent but with CGPA less than 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experiencein the relevant field; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or its equivalent ( e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test -196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70 ) is required.

The full fee for this programme is RM21,000.00 for Malaysian student and RM27,300.00 for International student.
Students supported by the government, employers or other sponsors should bring letters from their sponsors addressed to UNIMAS confirming that the fee will be paid directly.

Duration of the Programme : 24 - 48 months

The programme consists of courses covering five main areas :

  • Human Resource Development
  • Management
  • Cognition and Human Behaviour
  • Information Technology
  • Research

For further information, please contact:

Mr Heng Chin Siong
MSc. HRD Programme Coordinator
Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development (FCSHD),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581549
Fax : +(60-82) 581567
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