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The University of West Yangon (Burmese: ရန်ကုန် အနောက်ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ် [jàɴɡòʊɴ ʔənaʊʔpáɪɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in Htantabin, Yangon Division, is a liberal arts and sciences university in Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and science.[3] Students who wish to pursue post-graduate (especially PhD) studies typically go to Yangon University.

University of West Yangon
ရန်ကုန် အနောက်ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ်
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MottoTo develop the knowledge for benefit of the country
Established27 June 2002; 17 years ago (27 June 2002)
RectorDr Tin Maung Tun[1]
Students7100 (2012)[2]
UndergraduatesBA, BSc
PostgraduatesMA, MSc, MRes
Coordinates: 16°56′50″N 96°00′54″E / 16.94722°N 96.01500°E / 16.94722; 96.01500


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, West Yangon University offers bachelor's and master's degree in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Its ordinary Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) take four years to complete, honours degrees BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take five years and master's degrees MA, MSc and MRes take seven and eight years.[3]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate Head of the Department[1]
Myanmar BA, MA, MRes Daw Khin Pale
English BA, MA PhD Dr Mi Mi Gyee
Geography BA, MA Daw Khin Mya Thway
History BA, MA, MRes Dr Thida Myint
Philosophy BA, MA, MRes Dr Thet Thet Naing
Oriental Studies BA, MA, MRes Dr Kyu Kyu Hla
Geology BSc, MSc Dr Myo Thant
Botany BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Myat Thida
Chemistry BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Hlaing Hlaing Oo
Mathematics BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Moe Thuzar
Physics BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Tin Tin Win
Zoology BSc, MSc, Dr Thet Thet Win
Industrial Chemistry BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Khin Htwe Nyunt


  1. ^ a b WYU, Convocation Record (2012). List of AB Members. Yangon: West Yangon University, Universities' Press. p. 50.
  2. ^ wyu (2012-11-12). "News Letter distributed by Rector". WYU Administration Section.
  3. ^ a b "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Archived from the original on 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2008-12-20.