Master of Science (Plant Systematics)

National University of Malaysia (UKM)


Course Information


Science Program


Min: 1 Year
Max: 2 Years

Tuition Fees

RM 12,290 (Min 2 Semester)


Science and Technology

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    Systematic Botany is an important component in life sciences, dealing primarily with a science of arranging plants into natural groupings and the naming of these groups. Systematic principles aim to produce classification systems which best express the various degrees of overall similarity between the living organisms. Such systems are used in biology for the storage, retrieval and communication of information and for the making of reliable predictions and generalizations. They are based on as broad as a possible study of the variation of living organisms and aim to establish groups, the members of which possess the largest number of common features and exhibit, therefore the greatest overall similarity. This expertise will provide a basic service to biology, especially on identity, probably close relatives and characteristics of plants to those who require it, especially to those doing research in other areas of biology. Plant systematic will be able to provide an accurate name, expressing natural relationships. This will support other life sciences such as plant biotechnology, pharmaceutical, forestry, agriculture and environmental sciences.

    This program aims to help enhance the expertise of our biologists with knowledge and basic expertise to be involved in systematic and taxonomic projects. This will contribute to the capacity building in this area especially in megadiversity countries of the tropics. It will also complement other interests such as ecology, system management, agriculture, environmental and development assessment, plant genetic resource management, natural resource exploration, environmental education. This one year course provides a stimulating approach to a wide range of modern taxonomic theory and practice, especially on taxonomic foundations, biodiversity assessment methodologies, economic and applied aspects such as ethnobotany, economic botany, natural resources and conservation, bioprospecting and Flora writing. It is therefore attractive not only to those intending to follow plant taxonomy or systematic professionally but also to those with interests in such areas as ethnobiology, plant ecology, dendrology, management of genetic resources, biodiversity and conservation biology.

    About National University of Malaysia (UKM)


    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

    The National University of Malaysia known as UKM was established in 1970. It is a public university located in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor which is at south of Kuala Lumpur has bases in Bangi, Cheras and Kuala Lumpur,.