The Master of Design (by Research) programme at Taylor's Design School empowers researchers to chart their own customised pathway, exploring multidisciplinary problems that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional design approaches. We believe that true innovation happens when different disciplines come together, and our programme encourages researchers to think outside the box and collaborate across diverse fields.


As a researcher in our programme, you will have the flexibility to collaborate with local or regional research labs and organizations, building valuable connections that can drive your professional success. This collaborative approach enhances your research experience and provides real-world relevance to your studies.


Intake Month

February, April, June, September and October

Study Options

Full time or part time

Study Programme

2 to 4-year (full time) or 3 to 6-year (part time)

Mode of Education


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Key Highlights of Master of Design


The Taylor's Master of Design programme stands out by combining the realms of Arts and Sciences to promote the intersection of Business and Technology. As a researcher, you will have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with organisations in your research endeavors, bridging the gap between academia and industry.



Full time

2 – 4 years  

Part time

3 – 6 years

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours) in the first year of their candidature.

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

Key Research Areas

Key Research Areas

At Taylor's University, we believe research can help shape the future. Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.


Click here to learn more about our research area.

Hiring Graduate Student

Hiring Graduate Student

More than 300 postgraduates have chosen Taylor's to fulfill their research aspiration. Join us and contribute to our innovative and progressive research projects here.

Are you ready to take the next step in your academic journey? Our programme offers an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about the field of Master of Computer Science. To ensure a smooth admission process, please take note of our entry requirements listed below.

Fulfilling one of the requirements listed below:


Bachelor's Degree (Tier 1)

  1. A Bachelor's degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in the relevant field, as accepted by the HEP's Senate;
  2. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with at least CGPA of 2.50 in the relevant field and has not achieved CGPA 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment;
  3. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent with CGPA of less than 2.50 in the relevant field and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field;
  4. Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government and Pass an interview OR submission of a portfolio determined by the HEP as required.


International Students

  • IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 60 (Internet Based Test) (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score) The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.


  1. Any of the condition of the above would require student’s research proposal to be approved.
  2. All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

When you've successfully completed this Master of Design programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Lecturer
  • Business Consultant
  • Corporate Communication Director
  • Creative Director
  • Media Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Strategic Corporate Communication Director

Master of Design

I am Approximate Total Fees
Local Student
MYR 33,100 (Full-Time)
MYR 29,870 (Part-Time)
International Student
USD 11,265 (Full-Time)

We offer scholarships to help brightest minds

reach their fullest potential.

Note: Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.