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About the course



Course Price

Malaysian Student : RM21,272.00
International student : RM28,372.00

Course length

2 years ( 6 semesters )

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.

Program Structure

Human Resource Development
KMS 6013 Human Resource Development
KMS 6053 Design and Management of Training Programmes
KMS 6033 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 & Organizational Behavior
KMK 6063 Cognition & 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

Entry Requirements

For admission into the programme, a candidate must meet the following criteria :

A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate;
A Bachelor degree or equivalent but withCGPS less than 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field; or
Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate.
For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 5.0 or its equivalent(e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test-196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70) is required.