Master of Science (Learning Sciences)


The Learning Sciences programme in UNIMAS is interdisciplinary in nature, combining advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of cognitive sciences, instructional technology and educational research in its curriculum framework.

Learning Sciences is the study of how people learn. Findings from Learning Sciences are often used to guide in designing instructional practices and learning environments that enable effective learning. Learning Sciences as a field of study focuses on promoting instructional practices grounded on the scientific understanding of how humans learn.

Research in Learning Sciences centres on understanding the complexities of human learning and thinking, and it explores how knowledge acquisition takes place in a variety of formal and informal real life settings. Learning Sciences looks into how learning can be improved and enhanced, by considering the potentials of emerging technologies to scaffold for meaningful learning. It looks into issues, problems or challenges that learners of all ages face, through the lenses of cognitive science, socio-cultural studies, and educational psychology.

The Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is the first university that offers a graduate programme in Learning Sciences in Malaysia. The programme has received its full accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) in March 2014, and its first batch of Learning Sciences postgraduate students have received their Master degrees during UNIMAS 18th Convocation in 2014.

Duration of the Programme

The programme can be completed within TWO (2) years (minimum).

Facilities And Resources

To support your study, the university provides various facilities and resources:

  • Centre for Academic Information Services (CAIS)
  • Resources Rooms
  • Computing Facilities

Who should Apply

  • Teachers, facilitators and trainers
  • Education Officers and Administrators
  • College and Higher Institution Lecturers
  • Professionals who are interested in facilitating Learning via Technology Advancements
  • Fresh graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are keen to pursue a career in Education and Training

Candidates have to apply online via: