Master of Education

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The Master of Education programme covers the core areas of education research, ethics, professional development, curriculum development and technology-integrated education. It is a professional study meant to upgrade the quality of services in educational institutions. You will be able to conduct education research, and write academic papers and journal articles.

Besides, you will gain knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the classroom, education management and administrative setting or digital learning, depending on your chosen specialisation. Currently we offer three strands of specialisation, with more coming:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

  You can qualify as a TESL instructor who can teach anywhere in the world.

  • Education Management

  This will enhance your leadership and grasp of management theories and

   practices across the education sectors.

  • e-Learning

  You will focus on designing and implementing education technologies, and          

   incorporating media into e-learning instructions to ensure high engagement   

   and interactivity.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Core Courses

Foundation In Meeting Teaching and Learning Expectations and Conducting Research

Specialisation Courses

Equip You to Be the Expert In Your Chosen Field of Specialisation

Project Paper

Inculcates 21st Century Skills That Empower You to Embrace Risk and Lead Confidently

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Research in Education

This course introduces the basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct research in the field of education. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of research, data collection methods, data analysis techniques, as well as the interpretations of research findings.

Technology-Integrated Education

This course focuses on the introduction of knowledge and skills required to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Designed to cover instructional design models and practical applications, it enables students to apply the principles of instructional design to their prototypes, as well as plan and organise lessons with technology integration to accomplish the desired learning objectives.

Educational Research Project

This project course aims to provide students with an opportunity to conduct their own original research. This course provides them with an authentic experience of going through the various stages of researching and writing project reports deemed sufficient for a Master’s degree, as well as enables them to acquire 21st century skills through the research process and face uncertainties with confidence as the research is to discover the knowns and unknowns.

Learning Path

Students will gain essential knowledge and skills required through the core and specialisation courses.

Students will embark on the research journey with the guidance of their Supervisor and support from the Project Coordinator.

The programme improves your teaching skills and qualifies you for administrative positions in educational institutions, publishing and corporate training. You can be a teacher/lecturer, researcher, curriculum developer, corporate trainer, content writer, principal, childcare director or education consultant.


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.EED501/05Research in Education5
2.EED503/05Ethics in Education   (APEL.C)5
3.EED504/05Professional Development in Education   (APEL.C)5
4.EED505/05Curriculum Development   (APEL.C)5
5.EED522/05Technology-Integrated Education5
Subtotal Credit Hours25
1.EED506/05Assessment in Instruction5
2.EED509/05Teaching Literature in ESL Contexts5
3.EED510/05Literacy and Language Education5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
1.EED514/05Educational Administration: Theory and Practice5
2.EED515/05Educational Leadership5
3.EED516/05Educational Policy and Planning5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
1.EED512/05Integrating Media in E-Learning Environments5
2.EED523/05Social Media in Education5
3.EED524/05Design and Development of E-Learning for Teachers5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
COMPULSORY PROJECT (According to Specialisation) – Major
1.EED521/06Educational Research Project6
Subtotal Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours46


Graduation Requirements

1.Core Courses25
2.Specialisation Courses15

To graduate, a student must fulfil all of the following requirements:

·       At least 46 credits (9 courses)

·       A minimum of Grade C for all courses

·       A CGPA of at least 3.0

APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Nor Asma Warnee Binti Habib at norasmahb@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.


Regular Entry

i.  Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent; OR
ii. Bachelor’s degree with CGPA less than 2.50 with a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field


Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lacking formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies.  APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

  • The candidate should be at least 30 years of age in the year of application and possess at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule 





Number of Courses


Number of Credits


Tuition Fees






10,000 - 14,000

Bachelor Degree

26 - 39

120 -126

24,400 - 43,900


Postgraduate Diploma



7,500 - 9,900

Master Degree

8 -13

41 - 46

17,400 - 30,900

Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)



41,600 - 47,400

PhD in Philosophy (PhD Phil)(Research)

By research

By research

23,000 - 25,000


  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee (P&A) is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Registration, Resource and Services (RR&S) fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All tuition fees are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The fees indicated comprise solely of tuition fees and do not include Processing & Administration fees as well as Registration, Resource & Services fees.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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