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MASTER OF ARTS 

MA (Higher Education) 

OVERVIEW

Introduction

Programme MA (Higher Education) for research focus on specific areas in the field of higher education research that aim to highlight issues related to policy, governance, leadership, curriculum, pedagogy, innovation and the internationalization of higher education at the national and international levels. Each research field of higher education offered will cover sub areas related to the field of higher education studies, as shown in the following table:

Research ProgrammeResearch Field
Higher Education

Policy, Governance and Leadership in Higher Education

• Higher Education Policy Studies

• The issue of governance in higher education

• Leadership and management of higher education

• The delivery system of higher education

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Innovation in Higher Education

• Curriculum design of higher education

• Pedagogy and innovation in higher education

• The issue of learning in higher education

• Online learning in higher education

• Evaluation and assessment in higher education

Internationalisation in Higher Education

• Comparative studies in higher education

• Globalisation in higher education

• Primary and international perspective in the development of higher education

Programme objective

To provide graduates with in-depth knowledge, research capacity building, improvement of intellectual capital and the development of knowledge and new ideas in the field of higher education. Students who join this program will have the research ability to systematically, scientifically and creatively plan, identify and resolve problems and issues related to higher education through research that can contribute to improved knowledge , ethics and professionalism in the field of higher education at the national and international level.

This programme helps equip and develop the field of higher education research at national and international levels in accordance with the aspirations of the Malaysian Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025 which aims to promote excellence in higher education nationally and internationally.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the program, graduates are able to: -

1. Contribute knowledge, ideas and solutions to problems and development 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 the problem through research
4. Demonstrate effective communication, quality intellectual and academic level in the community of researchers and scholars in the field of higher education and to establish 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. Improve the capacity, knowledge and skills in governance, leadership, policy, curriculum, pedagogy and international perspective of the higher education sector


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should possess the following:

    A. Bachelor's degree

    1. CGPA of at least 2.75 / 4.00; or

    2. CGPA between 2.50 - 2.74 with the following additional conditions: or

    a) Research experience for at least one year; or
    b) Work experience in related field for at least one year; or
    c) At least one (1) academic publication in the relevant field; or
    d) Grade B for major / elective courses; or
    e) Grade B+ for final year project

    3. CGPA between 2.00 - 2.49 (Bachelor's Degree with Honours) with the following additional conditions: or

    a) Research experience for at least five (5) years; or
    b) Work experience in related field for at least five (5) years; AND
    c) At least one (1) academic publication in the relevant field; or
    d) Grade B for major / elective courses; or
    e) Grade B+ for final year project


LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

* Not Applicable


DURATION

  • Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 310.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 2,900.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 750.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Research Methodology : 320.00
  • Registration Fee : 310.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 2,385.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 750.00
  • Convocation Fee : 200.00
  • Research Methodology : 320.00
International (USD)
Full Time Part Time
  • Registration Fee : 222.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,088.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 250.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00
  • Research Methodology : 80.00
  • Registration Fee : 222.50
  • Personal Bond : 1000.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 963.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 250.00
  • Convocation Fee : 50.00
  • Research Methodology : 80.00