• Faculty of Education
  • dekan_pendidikan@um.edu.my
  • 0379675000


This programme will produce graduates who are dynamic, reflective and innovative and able to apply their pedagogical knowledge, educational theories and research to solve problems relevant to the field of education.

Language Requirement

Entry requirements for International Candidates following courses and/or writing their Thesis/Dissertation in English:

i. A score of band 6 for IELTS (Academic); 
ii. A score of 550 paper-based total (PBT) or a score of 80 for internet-based total (IBT) or 213 for computer-based total (CBT) for TOEFL.

Entry Requirement

1. A Bachelor of Education degree with a CGPA of not lower than 3.00 or equivalent in the field of TESL /TESOL / TEFL,   
2. A Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of not lower than 3.00 or equivalent in a non-language education related field; and

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a CGPA of 3.00 
(ii) A  teaching qualification recognised by the University,  
(iii) Teaching experience with an institution recognised by the Senate,  
(iv) A professional qualification from a recognised professional body, 
(v) Other qualifications approved by the Senate from time to time.

Intake Schedule

Semester I of the academic year commences in September while
Semester II commences in February


Course Structure


The program comprises Forty - Two (42) credit hours which includes Twenty - Four (24) credit hours for core courses, Six (6) credit hour electives and Twelve (12) credit hours for research projects.

Faculty Core Courses

POX 7001

Research Methods in Education

3 credit

PQE 7001

Second Language Acquisition

3 credit

PQE 7004

Text and Discourse Analysis

3 credit

PQE 7005

Language Planning and Policy in Education

3 credit

PQE 7002

Principles and Practice in Language Teaching

3 credit

PQE 7003

Seminar in English Language Education

3 credit

PQE 7006

Second Language Teacher Education

3 credit

PQE 7007

Reading and Writing: Theory and Practice

3 credit

Elective Courses (Select Two)

PQE 7008

Current Trends in English Language Studies

3 credit

PQE 7009

Academic Writing

3 credit

PQE 7012

Literature in TESL

3 credit

PQE 7010

Literacy Development

3 credit

PQE 7011

Second Language Assessment

3 credit

PQX 7003

Qualitative Research Methods in Education

3 credit


PQX 7002

Research Project

12 credits

Last Update: 16/03/2022