Master of Science In Human Resource Development

The Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development currently offers a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Human Resource Development (HRD). The MSc HRD degree is designed for professionals who seek advanced knowledge, skills and confidence in the areas of human resource development and management. Students examine various aspects related to learning and instructional design processes; theories, models, adult learning and strategies. Students are given opportunities to think critically and reflect on current issues and trends of human resource management and development for application in their workplace.

The MSc HRD programme consists of taught coursework (lectures, assignments and assessments) and research paper. A minimum of 42 credits of study and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 is required for the award of the degree.

A unique feature of the MSc HRD programme is the inclusion of courses on cognition, human behavior and information technology knowledge which can be used to facilitate organisational learning. In addition, students will attend sharing sessions with the university’s Alumni and practitioners in various industries that will enrich their learning experiences.


The MSc HRD programme starts in February, July and September every year. Application is open throughout the year and can be done online via:


Human Resource Development

  • KMS 6013 Human Resource Development
  • KMS 6033 Design and Management of Training Programmes
  • KMS 6053 Effective Teaching and Learning


  • KMS 6043 Management in the Workplace
  • KMS 6063 Human Resource Management
  • KMS 6083 Strategic Management

Cognition and Human Behaviour

  • KMK 6053 Cognition and Organizational Behavior
  • KMK 6063 Cognition and Learning

Information Technology

  • KMS 6143 Information and Communication Technology for Managers
  • KMS 6073 Technology for Human Resource Development


  • KMF 6013 Statistics for Social Sciences
  • KMF 6023 Research Methods
  • KMS 6152 Research Paper 1
  • KMS 6164 Research Paper 2


Malaysian student RM21,272.00
International student RM28,372.00

Fees include administrative, tuition and course materials for the duration of the programme. Further payment will be required if the students extend their studies.


International Malaysia Education Centre (IMEC)
Lot A1, 47, Ground Floor, Tower A,
Plaza Pantai, Jalan Pantai Baru,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.


Mr Heng Chin Siong

Programme Coordinator (via Coursework)
Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
94300 Kota Samarahan
Sarawak, Malaysia
+6082 581549
Email: csheng@unimas.my
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300, Kota Samarahan,
Sarawak, Malaysia
Email : corporate@unimas.my
Tel : +60 82 58 1000

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