Master of Science (Biodiversity Conservation)

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Master of Science (Biodiversity Conservation)

The Master of Science (Biodiversity Conservation) is an up-to-date programme offered by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia that covers the fundamentals of biodiversity and conservation (from evolution to ecology) to advanced application such as bioinformatics, traditional knowledge conservation and naturebased tourism in today’s changing world. It is a 40-credit programme of combined coursework and dissertation (mixed-mode), and can be completed in a minimum of 3 semesters. The programme has a balanced approach of classroom and field-work based courses that takes advantage of various tropical ecosystems in Malaysia, both terrestrial and aquatic, while the dissertation will enhance the student’s research capability in various topics such as taxonomy, ecology, traditional knowledge, nature-tourism, ecosystem management, bioinformatics, among others. At the end of the programme, students are expected to have acquired advanced understanding in biodiversity and its conservation and would be able apply this knowledge in a multi- and transdisciplinary manner in a local and global setting.



    Theoretical and practise skill for employment in diverse range of industries that requires materials chemistry expertise. The curriculum has been develop with the input from experience academic staff and also by the industry advisory board to provide the students with necessary skills required by the industries.

  • Semester, Year

    Course Name


    Sem I, Year 1

           Biodiversity Ecosystem Informatics

           Biodiversity Conservation Technology

           Advanced Statistics for Biodiversity Conservation

           Research Methodology for Biodiversity Conservation

           Fundamentals of Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation


    Sem II, Year 1

           Elective 1

           Elective 2

           Elective 3

           Dissertation 1


    Sem I, Year 2

           Dissertation 2




    *Full Time Students; for Part-Time students, you may request the programme structure from the Programme Coordinator

    Universiti Tun Hussein
    Onn Malaysia, Pagoh

  • CPA: 2.75 or equivalent IELTS (Band 5) / TOEFL (500) / MUET (Band 3)
  • Full Time; Minimum of
    Twelve (12) months
    Part Time; Minimum of
    Twenty Four (24)
  • A minimum score of 5.5 for IELTS or 500 for
    TOFEL or Band 3 for MUET or it’s equivalent.
  • Local Student; 1400
    MYR / semester
    International Student;
    3160 MYR / semester
    *Terms and Conditions apply
    Department of Technology And Heritage
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development
    Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
    86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor
    Tel: +607 453 7952
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