Master of Health Research Ethics

Master of Health Research Ethics

There is an increase of research activities related to health in Malaysia and in the Southeast Asia. However, the awareness of ethics in research involving human subjects is lacking, which increase the potential of imposing harms to the research subjects.

The Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) degree program at the University of Malaya (UM), developed in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University is the first of its kind in Malaysia and one of the few in Southeast Asia. The programme is tailored to Malaysian and the Southeast Asian context to prepare graduates to engage thoughtfully and skillfully with a wide range of pressing ethical challenges in international biomedical and social science research, and contribute to the enhancement of research ethics committees, policies, training programs and practices.
At the completion of the programme, graduates will:

  • understand the concept of research ethics and apply them to ensure responsible conduct of research.
  • have the skills and attitudes to solve research ethical issues when conducting or governing research.
  • be able to work with stakeholders in advancing ethical conduct of research in an institution.
Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this program are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree related to health research ethics with CGPA of at least 3.0 and above or equivalent;


  • Passed the entrance assessment set by the faculty (shortlisted candidates with be interviewed)

All applications should be submitted online via the application portal of the UM Institute of Graduate Studies ( Applicants should also submit the
Supplementary Application Form together with the relevant documents and email to

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