This M.Sc. HRD program is offered by the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development and is especially targeted at working professionals. Courses are designed to upgrade knowledge and skills among professionals in the area of human resource development and management. This program combines coursework and a research paper. A minimum of 42 credits of study and a final Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 is required for the award of the Master degree.

A unique feature of this program is the inclusion of cognition, human behavior and information technology knowledge with the core courses of human resource development and management. Students have to complete a research paper as a partial requirement for completion of the program. Furthermore, students will be exposed to the training field, industrial visit and sharing session from the university’s Alumni and practitioners that broaden their learning experiences.


- HR Managers/Officers - Administrators - Managers - Education Officers - Teachers - Professionals who are interested in human resource development


Teaching and learning activities for this program are conducted during the weekends.


For admission into the program, a candidate must meet the following criteria: - A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or; - A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but CGPA less than 2.50 may be admitted subject to a minimum of five years working experience in the relevant field or, - Other equivalent qualifications approved by Senate - For international students, an IELTS score of 6.0 is required in addition to the entry requirements.

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Jan 2020
2 years
International students - RM27,300.00.
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