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Sustainability Science

University of Malaya

18 months
3878 USD/year
1841 USD/year
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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. Learn more with the Sustainability Science program of the University of Malaya.


About the Program

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 behaviour and technologies.

The Sustainability Science program of the University of Malaya 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
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Science and religion
  • Sociology of science
  • Bioethics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Science
  • Sustainability and Strategic Thinking
  • Policy and Management of Science for Sustainable Development
  • Ethics in Science and Technology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Science, Technology and Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours) in science (or other relevant fields) with CGPA 3.00 and above. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree of CGPA 2.70 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Relevant work experience; or
  • Publications in related fields; or
  • Recipient of a scholarship; or
  • Graduate of the Universiti Malaya; or
  • Government servant
Applicants with CGPA of 2.5 to 2.69 can be considered if they meet at least two of the above criteria.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5817 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    1841 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2762 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • 11,367 RM - Local
  • 23,940 RM - International

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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