Master and Doctorate Degrees in the Department of Cognitive Science


Master of Science (Learning Sciences) by Coursework

This taught Masters programme is offered by the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development and is intended for professionals interested in teaching and learning. The courses are designed to upgrade knowledge and skills on teaching and learning in various contexts. This programme combines coursework and a research paper. A minimum of 40 credits of study and a final Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.50 is required for the award of the Master degree.

Who Should Apply
•    Teachers, Facilitators and Trainers
•    Education Officers and Administrators
•    College and Higher Institution Lecturers
•    Professionals who are interested in teaching-learning

Duration of the Programme
2 years

Teaching and learning activities for this programme are conducted in the evenings or during the weekends.

Minumum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows:-
(i) A recognized Bachelor degree with a CGPA of 3.0 and above: or
(ii) A recognized Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75-3.00 with at least two (2) years of relevant working experience.
(iii) For International Students,an IELTS Score of 6.0 or its equivalent.

The full fee for this programme is RM16,500 for Malaysian students and RM23,000 for international students

Facilities and resources
To support your study, the university provides various facilities and resources:
•    Centre for Academic Information System (CAIS)
•    Resource Rooms
•    Computing Facilities


>> Get programme brochure here


For any inquiries related to this programme, kindly please contact:

Dr Norehan Zulkiply
Programme Coordinator
Master of Science (Learning Sciences) by Coursework
Tel: +6082-581538
Fax: +6082-581567
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Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Sciences by Research

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind and the nature of intelligence. Researchers in cognitive science come from a wide range of backgrounds including computer science, education, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and others. Scholars in this field share common goals of better understanding of human cognition. Therefore, both natural intelligence in humans and artificial intelligence in computers are central themes explored by scholars in this field. Cognitive science involves aspects of complex cognition, computational models of thought processes, knowledge representation, and the emergent behavior of large-scale interacting systems. At the most basic level, cognitive science seeks a better understanding of the mystery of the human mind, the process and tools of teaching and learning, of mental abilities, and of the development of intelligent devices that can augment human capabilities in constructive ways.

The Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development offers programs leading to Doctorate and Masters degrees by Research in Cognitive Sciences (full time or part time). The postgraduate programs provide research skills and training to students who wish to build their career in academic and industries. The research intends to build students’ abilities to conduct research independently and cultivate a deeper understanding in the focused area. The research degree requires students to conduct a research on a dedicated topic and produce a full dissertation at the end of their studies. Students in this program will work under the supervision of a main supervisor and/or a co-supervisor for a duration of 3 to 6 years for a Doctoral degree and 2 to 4 years for a Master degree by research. The faculty focuses on vast array of research in cognitive sciences where student is expected to work in one of the following research areas:

Cognitive Psychology
Human Information Processing
Cognitive Application in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience

Intelligent System
Computational Intelligence
Neural Computing
Computer Vision
Augmented/Virtual Reality

Learning Sciences
Cognition & Learning
Integration of Technology in Teaching & Learning

Cognitive Ergonomics
Interaction Design
Human Machine Interaction
Universal Design


Contact Information
Information and advice on application are available through:

Centre for Graduate Studies
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
94300 Kota Samarahan
Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: +6082-582344
Fax: +6082-582454
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