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Master in Land Resource Management (in collaboration with Cambridge International Land Institute)


Study for your Master in Land Resource Management at Universiti Putra Malaysia

The Master Programme in Land Resource Management (MASTER LARM), offered by the Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia in collaboration with The Cambridge International Land Institue since May 1997 , is part of a conscious effort to fulfill this need. This programme is the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia.

How long does it take?

You can study for a minimum of three semesters and for a maximum of six semesters.


What are the courses offered in this programme?

The programme consists of a minimum of 40 credit hours (34 credit hours of compulsory courses plus 6 credit hours of elective courses) to be taken in not less than three (3) semesters plus a mandatory technical trip to UK/Western Europe or other developed countries. The programme does not require preparation of a thesis, nevertheless, candidates will be required to submit a project paper based on their technical trip (SST 5901 Course).

Core Courses (34 credits)

Land Evaluation, Land and Water Conservation,  Land Contamination and Pollution, Land Development and Environment, Land Laws and Land Administration  in Malaysia, Sustainable Land Development, Land Use Planning and Management, Land Economics and Valuation, Natural Resource Policy, Project

Elective Courses : (Any 2 courses)

Soil Testing and Plant Analyses, National Land Policies, Principles  and Applications of  Precision Agriculture, Urban and Regional Planning, Use of Isotopes in Agriculture, Economics of Agricultural Development and Policy, Agriculture Project Planning and Management, Sustainable Agriculture Development

What are the benefits?

A technical trip to UK and Western Europe (SST 5901: Project ) organized by the Cambridge International Land Institute (CILI) and Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge  and UPM will expose students to a balanced land management in accordance with the current trends of modernization.

Technical Trip to U.K./Western Europe

The itinerary for the visit differ each year but usually participants will visit England, Holland, Belgium and France. Lectures will be conducted either in the classroom or at the visit sites by the experts in the fields.  The course will be completed with a project report on comparative land management between those in UK/W. Europe and Malaysia. Individuals who would like to join this technical trip as non-student participants are welcomed. However, being a technical trip, we would prefer participants who are working professionals either in private or government sectors so that they can participate during the lectures and discussions.  Certificate of achievement  will be jointly conferred by CILI and Universiti Putra Malaysia for each participant including the non-student participant upon successful completion of this technical trip.


What can I study?

The programme covers the theory, methodology and current practices in managing land resources, particularly in the tropical region. At the end of the programme, students would have the fundamental knowledge and understanding of soil science and land resource as a tool to solve issues related to land.  The programme is offered to candidates with working experience from within the country and abroad. The curriculum is specially designed for government and private sector employees at the professional and managerial level in ministries, departments, agencies and corporations dealing with soil and land-related matters such as land use planning, land development in rural and urban setting, agricultural development, land administration, land economics, soil survey and land evaluation, soil/land quality and environmental monitoring. Though largely based on the Malaysia and Western Europe experiences, the programme will also be suitable and of great benefit to candidates from other countries, particularly those in Asia, the Americas and Africa.

How much is the tuition fees?

The fees for the whole MASTER LARM programme is RM 25,000.00 inclusive of the Technical Trip to UK/W. Europe or any developed country (SST 5901 course) which covers lodging, visits and lectures, breakfast plus one meal per day,  except the airfare.

What are the entry requirements?

Entrance requirements for the programme are as set by the UPM Graduate Studies Committee for taught masters degree. For admission, candidates must have a Bachelors degree (Cumulative Grade Point Average: 2.25) related to land resource management or other  relevant disciplines and 3 years working experience in land management or administration.

The minimum English language requirement is 6.0 for IELTS (with at least 5 in each component) or 550 for the TOEFL paper-based test (213 in the computer based test or 79 or 80 of the internet based test)

For registration and further information please contact:

Faculty of Agriculture
University Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : +603-8947 4801
Fax : +603-8940 8319

Email :

or send an e-mail to: (Programme Coordinator)



Updated:: 09/10/2018 [azimin]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03-9769 4225
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