Master of Science by Research

Entry Requirement

At least a Second Class (or equivalent) honours Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency of at least grade C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations or a grade ‘B’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL (excluding institutional TOEFL ITP) minimum overall score of at least 550, or Band B2 in UBD English Proficiency Test (UBD-EPT). Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed on a case by case basis.

Duration of Programme

  • Full-Time: minimum 12 months, maximum 24 months
  • Part-Time: minimum 24 months, maximum 48 months

Start Date

August and January


  1. Applied Physics
  2. Biodiversity
  3. Biology
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Geosciences
  7. Mathematics


The Universiti Brunei Darussalam introduced the Graduate Research Scholarship Programme in August 2010 to facilitate and promote research degrees in order to develop the University into a research-intensive university, and also to expand and enhance the quality of graduate programmes and graduates. Full details can be found here.