About Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya
University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia's oldest university, is situated in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It was established in 8 October 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928).
The Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS) is the postgraduate centre for UM. Since its inception in 1979, the main function of IGS is to promote excellent multidisciplinary research and postgraduate training in order to meet the growing demands and development of the modern era. The number of postgraduate students has increased significantly over the years. There are currently about 11,000 students with about 3,500 international students from more than 80 countries.
IGS consists of the Admissions Section, Examination Section, Finance & Scholarship Sections, Thesis Unit and Student Development & Writing Unit. With cooperation from other academic establishments of the University, these sections oversee the academic progress, finance and welfare of postgraduate students.
The Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya has received accreditation from The Association of MBAs, a global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. University of Malaya is the only Malaysian Higher Education Institution that has received this accreditation in Malaysia. This accreditation is valid from November 2014 to November 2017. The Faculty of Business & Accountancy also has received the 4 Palmes - Top Business School Rating from Ediniversal Ranking 2013 which makes UM as the only instituition in Malaysia to attain the rating.
Beginning in September 2013, five new postgraduate programmes are offered at the University of Malaya. They are Master of Architecture, Master of Community Oral Health, Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Sports Science, and Doctor of Dental Public Health.