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Master of Health Research Ethics

The realm of health research in Malaysia and Southeast Asia has witnessed a remarkable surge in recent years. However, an essential aspect that demands urgent attention is the awareness and understanding of research ethics, especially when it involves human subjects. Insufficient knowledge in this area increases the potential risks and harms faced by research participants.

Dedicated to addressing this critical concern, the Universiti Malaya (UM) proudly offers the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) degree program, developed in collaboration with the esteemed Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the first of its kind in Malaysia and one of the leading programs in Southeast Asia, MOHRE is meticulously tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges within our region.

Our program equips graduates with the intellectual acumen and practical skills necessary to navigate the intricate ethical landscapes inherent to international biomedical and social science research. By fostering thoughtfulness and expertise, MOHRE graduates are empowered to engage effectively with a broad range of pressing ethical challenges. Furthermore, their contributions extend to enhancing the effectiveness of research ethics committees, shaping policies, refining training programs, and promoting ethical practices.

We encourage aspiring scholars and professionals to explore the opportunities provided by the Master of Health Research Ethics program at the Universiti Malaya. Together, we can advance the field of research ethics and uphold the highest standards of integrity in health research endeavors.

For comprehensive information about the course and available scholarships, we invite you to visit our official website at mohre.um.edu.my


At the completion of the programme, graduates will:

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

Last Update: 20/03/2024