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Master of Arts in Education - Mixed mode


Master of Arts (Education) Mixed Mode Program aims to promote the professionalism of teachers, teacher trainers, educational administrators and professionals in educational-related services. This program is intended to produce graduates with deep understanding of content knowledge, theories, developments and issues in respective speacialisation areas in education; and who also possess skills to conduct critically reflective education-related research. In total, 12 areas of educational specialisation are offered in this program:

  1. Curriculum Studies
  2. Education Management and Administration
  3. Psychometrics and Educational Measurement
  4. Science Education
  5. English Language Education/TESOL
  6. Educational Technology and Multimedia
  7. Educational Psychology
  8. Mathematics Education
  9. Malay Language Education
  10. Special Education
  11. Early Childhood Education
  12. Higher Education
Applicants can choose the area of specialisation according to their interest and qualification. This program comprises of 50% coursework (20 units) and 50% research (20 units). For the coursework component, students need to complete 3 general courses and 3 specialisation courses. For the research component, students need to complete a dissertation of 25,000 to 30,000 words. The duration of study for full-timers is 1 to 2 years, while for part-timers is 2 to 4 years. Lectures and tutorials are conducted in the evening, between 5pm and 10pm.
Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Education or related areas
  • Working experience in education field, but this can be exempted if:
    • Min. CGPA 3.00/4; or
    • Obtain sponsorship; or
    • Official request by employer
Language Requirement

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum score of 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum of Band 6 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for PTE; or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English (CAE/CPE); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Linguaskill Online; or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for MUET

Exemption can be given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)
  • Full-time: Min 1 year/ Max 2 years
  • Part-time: Min 2 years/ Max 4 years

This programme is offered as a mixed-mode programme, i.e. it comprises a component of taught core courses (50%), and a research component (50%). Students may choose to undertake the Master of Arts (Education) Mixed-Mode Degree Programme either as Full-time or Part-time candidates. The minimum duration of study for Full-time candidates is one year (made up of 2 semesters) and for Part-time candidates is two years (made up of 4 semesters).

Type and Duration of Candidature
(a)  Full-Time Minimum
1 year (2 semesters)
2 years (4 semesters)
(b) Part-Time Minimum
2 years (4 semesters)
4 years (8 semesters)
Program structure

The curriculum for the Master of Arts (Education) Mixed-Mode Programme consists of two components: Coursework Component and Research Component. The total number of units required to graduate is 40 units. Each student must register for 6 courses (with a total of 20 units) in the Coursework Component and the Dissertation (20 units) in the Research Component.

Specialisation course
(Core course)
3 courses
(9 units)
Dissertation 1 study
(20 units)
Education course
(Core course)
1 course
(3 units)
Research course
(Core course)
2 courses
(8 units)
TOTAL 6 courses
(20 units)
TOTAL (20 units)

Malaysian (MYR) International (USD)
  • Registration Fee : 310.00
  • Tuition Fee : 260.00 X 40 Units = 10,400.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Registration Fees : 222.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fees : 97.50 X 40 Units = 3,900.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00