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Master of Education (Science Education)

The programme objective is to produce educators who are dynamic and reflective, and are able to monitor and improve their practice as well as apply their practical knowledge, educational theories and research to solve problems relevant to the field of education.

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

  • i. A score of 5.5 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.
  • A Bachelor of Science with Education degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or an equivalent degree with a specialisation in mathematics;OR
  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or an equivalent degree; AND
  • Post graduate Diploma in Education with a CGPA of 3.00 ; OR
  • A teaching qualification recognised by the University ; AND
  • Teaching experience of not less than 1 year with an institution recognised by the Senate; OR
  • A professional qualification from a recognised professional body; OR
  • A qualification approved by the Senate from time to time; OR

Semester I of the academic year commences in September while

Semester II commences in February

Course Structure


The program comprises Forty Five (45) credit hours which includes Nine (9) credit hours for core courses and Six (6) credit hours for elective courses and 30 credit hours for the dissertation

Faculty Core Courses

POC 7002

Curriculum Studies in Science Education

3 credit

POC 7001

Research Methods in Science Education

3 credit

POC 7003

Contemporary Issues in Science Education

3 credit

Elective Courses (Select Two)

POC 7004

Learning and Cognition in Science Education

3 credit

PQX 7001

Statistic for Research in Education

3 credit

POC 7005

Assessment in Science Education

3 credit

PQC 7004

Environmental Education and Sustainability

3 credit


POX 7002


30 credits

Last Updated: 08/07/2021