IPPTN HDv2

MASTER OF ARTS - MA (Higher Education)

Overview

Introduction

The MA in Higher Education is a research based programme, which focuses on specific areas in the field of higher education that aims to highlight issues related to policy, governance, leadership, funding and financing, curriculum, pedagogy, innovation, and the internationalisation of higher education at the national and international levels.

Research thrust areas:

  • Policy, Governance, Leadership, and Funding and financing in Higher Education
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Innovation in Higher Education

Internationalisation in Higher Education

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to: -

  1. Contribute knowledge, ideas and solutions to problems and develop knowledge in the field of higher education.
  2. Acquire the skills to conduct research in the field of higher education competently, professionally, ethically, and independently.
  3. Generate information and knowledge of the principles, theories, and research methodology to solve higher education problems through research.
  4. Demonstrate high quality and intellectual academic communication in the community of researchers and scholars in the field of higher education, and establish effective cooperation between researchers.
  5. Disseminate research results holistically to practitioners, researchers and the public.
  6. Raise awareness about the career development of professionals in the field of higher education.
  7. Enhance capacity, knowledge and skills in higher education governance, leadership, funding and financing, policy, curriculum, pedagogy, and internationalisation.

 

Admission Requirements

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the MA programme should possess the following qualification:

A Bachelor's degree with a: 

  1. CGPA of at least 2.75 / 4.00; or
  2. CGPA between 2.50 - 2.74 with the following additional conditions: or
    • Research experience for at least one year; or
    • Work experience in a related field for at least one year; or
    • At least one (1) academic publication in the relevant field; or
    • Grade B for major/elective courses; or
    • Grade B+ for a final year project
  1.  CGPA between 2.00 - 2.49 (Bachelor's Degree with Honours) with the following additional conditions: or
  • At least five (5) years of research experience for ; or
  • At least five (5) years of work experience in a related field ; AND
  • At least one (1) academic publication in the relevant field; or
  • Grade B for major/elective courses; or
  • Grade B+ for a final year project

 

Language Requirements

(Applicable for international applicants only)

  • A minimum score of 35 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • A minimum of Band 5 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • A minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Advanced (CAE); or
  • A minimum score of 154 in Cambridge Proficiency Advanced (CPE); or
  • A minimum score of 36 in Pearson Test of English (PTE); or
  • A minimum of Band 2 in MUET (Malaysian University English Test)

An exemption can be given if:

  • English is the candidate's mother tongue or national language; or
  • The candidate graduated from an Institution of higher learning in which the medium of instruction is English.

 

Duration

  • Full-time: Minimum 2 semesters / Maximum 6 semesters
  • Part-time: Minimum 4 semesters /Maximum 12 semesters

 

Fees

  Full Time Part-Time
Malaysian (MYR)
  • Registration Fee: 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester): 2,900.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 750.00
  • Convocation Fee: 200.00
  • Registration Fee: 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester): 2,385.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 750.00
  • Convocation Fee: 200.00
International (USD)
  • Registration Fee: 227.50
  • Personal Bond: 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester): 1,088.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 250.00
  • Convocation Fee: 50.00
  • Registration Fee: 227.50
  • Personal Bond: 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester): 963.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 250.00
  • Convocation Fee: 50.00

** Fees are subject to change.

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