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MASTER OF SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

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MASTER OF SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

SCWSQEFTCV03 ( MQA/FA7403)

Sustainability Science is an emerging field in science that attempts to deal with the interactions between natural and social systems proactively, how those interactions affect the challenges of sustainability, and by what means new solutions can be created to meet the needs of present and future generations while substantially reducing poverty and conserving the planet’s life support systems. This multidisciplinary field increasingly acknowledges the importance of making Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) work for sustainable development in this modern society. Balanced STI development is crucial to meeting this challenge effectively. STI offers an array of promising solutions for sustainability - but it can also lead to adverse social and ecological impacts if development is not governed wisely. This is in line with the growing academic and policymaking interests in the governance of sustainable innovations and socio-technical systems – systems that are grounded in the interaction between human behavior and technologies.

This Master’s degree program is aimed at equipping postgraduate students with the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills in sustainability science through the lens of STI studies. This includes approaches in public policymaking and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, philosophy, ethics, sociology, science communication and public understanding of science. The program is built upon the experience and expertise of the department’s teaching staff as well as those from outside the department, whose research and areas of expertise include the following:

  • Science, technology and innovation policy
  • Innovation management and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable development
  • Bioethics
  • Science and religion
  • Sociology of science
  • History and philosophy of science

PROGRAM DETAILS

Programme Coordinator
DR. MOHD SALIM BIN MOHAMED

Postgraduate Programmes Faculty Of Science UM

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Component

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

Core Courses

(30 CREDITS)

SQE7015

Research Methodology

3

SQE7016

Sociology of Science

3

SQE7017

Sustainability and Strategic Thinking

3

SQE7018

Policy and Management of Science for Sustainable Development

3

SQE7019

Ethics in Science and Technology

3

SQE7020

Philosophy of Science

3

SQE7002

Research Project

12

Elective Courses*

(12 CREDITS)

MODULE 1 : Policy and Governance of Science

SQE7011

Science, Technology and Industrial Policy

3

SQE7021

Science, Technology and Law

3

SQE7022

Evidence-based Policy Making

3

SQE7023

Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship

3

MODULE 2 : Sociology and Enculturation of Science

SQE7024

Media, Public Understanding and Science

3

SQE7025

Bioethics and Society

3

SQE7026

Science, Technology and Modernization

3

SQE7027

Critical Thinking for Sustainability

3

*To choose only one module

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA not less than 3.00

Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA between 2.70 to 2.99 and fulfil at least one (1) criteria*

Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 2.50 to 2.69 and fulfil at least one (1) criteria* (for UM graduate applicant) or two (2) criteria* (for non UM graduate applicant)

Bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49 and meets at least one (1) of the following criteria* (for UM graduate applicant) or two (2) criteria* (for non UM graduate applicant)

other qualification approved by Senate from time to time

* CRITERIA

  1. graduate of University of Malaya;

  2. Has at least one (1) year of working experience in the related field;
  3. has produced publications in the related fields;
  4. is a scholarship recipient;
  5. a government agency staff;
  6. passed the interview conducted by the Faculty; or
  7. passed the special assessment by the Faculty.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

For international students, candidates are required to have TOEFL results at least 550 or IELTS at least Band 5.5

Last Updated: 16/09/2021