M.Sc. On Campus

Learning Sciences

University Malaysia Sarawak

24 months
12036 EUR/year
1694 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Learning Sciences programme in University Malaysia Sarawak is interdisciplinary in nature, combining advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of cognitive sciences, instructional technology and educational research in its curriculum framework.


Learning Sciences is the study of how people learn. Findings from Learning Sciences are often used to guide in designing instructional practices and learning environments that enable effective learning. Learning Sciences as a field of study focuses on promoting instructional practices grounded on the scientific understanding of how humans learn.

Research in Learning Sciences centres on understanding the complexities of human learning and thinking, and it explores how knowledge acquisition takes place in a variety of formal and informal real life settings. The Learning Sciences programme in University Malaysia Sarawak looks into how learning can be improved and enhanced, by considering the potentials of emerging technologies to scaffold for meaningful learning. It looks into issues, problems or challenges that learners of all ages face, through the lenses of cognitive science, socio-cultural studies, and educational psychology.

Who should apply

The programme aims at providing opportunities to various group of potential candidates such as:

  • Teachers, Facilitators and Trainers
  • Education Officers and Administrators
  • College and Higher Institution Instructors
  • Professionals who are interested in facilitating learning via Technology Advancements
  • Fresh Graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are keen to pursue a career in Education and Training

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Science Foundations of Learning Sciences
  • Psychology of Learning for Instruction
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions In Learning and Instruction
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Seminar in Learning Sciences
  • Research Paper
  • Design of Learning Environments
  • Development of Technology-Based Learning Enviroments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

CGPA of 2.50

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

  • A Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or any equivalent, from a university recognized by the Senate.
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a CGPA less than 2.50, may be qualified subject to a minimum of 5 years working experiences in the relevant field. OR
  • Candidates must pass the interview or equivalent assessment conducted by the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development.
  • For international student, an IELTS score of 5.0 is required, in addition to the entry requirement stated above.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12036 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24072 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    1694 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3389 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Malaysian student RM 16,772.00
  • International student RM 24,072.00

Living costs for Kota Kinabalu

2167 - 2880 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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