Postgraduate Programme | FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Postgraduate Programme

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.)

Introduction

The programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practices relevant to the proposed field of study. Through this programme students are exposed to the latest knowledge of the related theories and their applications in the proposed field of study. The programme aims to train individuals to become specialists in the proposed field of study who will then become practitioners of the acquired knowledge and skills.

Programme Requirements

The Master of Education degree is conferred to graduate students who have met the following requirements:

1. Maintain a cumulative grade point of average (CGPA) of at least 3.00.
2. Successfully completed all courses (40 credits) as specified by the
students academic advisors within the time specified by the Graduate School Office.
3. At the end of the programme a student has to:
   a.   Submit a project paper based on the research conducted. The project  paper must have at least a C+ grade.

There may be a variation of programme requirements for some field of study. Students are advised to refer to specific field of study for further information.


Fields of study offered under Master of Education

1. Curriculum and Instruction
2. Educational Administration
3. Educational Psychology
4. Educational Technology
5. Guidance and Counselling
6. Physical Education

7. Sports Science
8. Teaching of English as a Second Language
9. Teaching of Malay as a First language
10. Technical and Vocational Education


MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (M.HRD.)

Introduction

The programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practices relevant to the field of Human Resource Development. Through this programme students will analyse the latest knowledge of the related theories and their applications in Human Resource Development. The programme aims at individuals who want to enhance their scholarships in Human Resource Development. In this programme, students are offered a 40 credit hour course work package.

Programme Requirements

The Master of Human Resource Development degree is conferred to graduate students who
have met the following requirements:

1. Maintain a cumulative grade point of average (CGPA) of at least 3.00.
2. Successfully completed all courses (40 credits) as specified by the students academic advisors within the time specified by the Graduate School Office.
3. At the end of the programme a student has to:

            c. Pass a comprehensive examination with at least a C+ grade.

                                                                OR
            d. Submit a project paper based on the research conducted. The project paper must
                have at least a C+ grade

There may be variations of programme requirements for some fields of study. Students are advised to refer to specific fields of study for further information.


MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.)

Introduction

The programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practices relevant to the proposed field of study. Through this programme students will analyse the latest knowledge of the related theories and their applications in the proposed field of study. The programme aims at individuals who want to enhance their scholarship in the proposed field of study.

Programme Requirements

The Master of Science degree is conferred to graduate students who
have met the following requirements:

1. Successfully enrolled for two (2) courses (Research Methods and Statistics) as required
by Faculty.
2. Register for the SPS5999 (Master Research). At the end of the programme a student has to submit a thesis based on the research conducted. The thesis will be examined and a viva voce will be conducted to determine the student’s competency in the field of study.
3. All students must register and pass a seminar course SPS5903 (Seminar). A student must present his/her research proposal in this seminar course.
4. All students in programmes with thesis who commenced their study from First  Semester 2008/2009 onwards are required to publish the findings of their research in journal article(s) (Senate, Minute 513.05).
       
         a. The criteria of the publication for Master degree is One (1) article already submitted for
            publication in a journal.

        
b. Before sitting for the viva voce, the student is required to provide a certified copy of 
             the acceptance letter and/ or written evidence of submission of his/her manuscript to a
             journal.

        
c. Failure to provide the relevant document shall not prevent the student from sitting for 
             the viva voce. However, if passed, the result will not considered for  
             conferment of a degree by Senate until the required documents
is/are 
             submitted.


Fields of study offered under Master of Science

1. Curriculum and Instruction

2. Educational Administration
3. Educational Psychology
4. Sociology of Education
5. Educational Technology
6. Extension Education
7. Guidance and Counselling
8. Human Resource Development
9. Moral Education
10. Physical Education
11. Sports Science
12. Teaching of English as a Second Language
13. Teaching of Malay as a First language
14. Teaching of Malay Literature
15. Technical and Vocational Education
16. Health Education and Communication



DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

Introduction

The programme aims at preparing students with an in-depth knowledge pertaining to the philosophy, theories and practices in the proposed field of study. Through this programme students analyse, synthesise and evaluate critically the proposed field of study. This programme is targeted for individuals who wish to enhance his/her scholarship in the proposed field of study.

Programme Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is conferred to graduate students who have met the following requirements:

1. Successfully enrolled for two (2) courses (Research Methods and Statistics) as required by Faculty.
2. Register for SPS6999 (Doctoral Research). At the end of the programme as student has to submit a Doctor of Philosophy thesis based on the research conducted. The thesis will be examined and a viva voce will be conducted to determine the student’s competency in the field of study.
3. A Ph.D student must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination. The examination is taken once the student has completed all courses as specified in the programme of study. A student is permitted to sit for the comprehensive examination for not more than two times.
4. Prior to conducting a doctoral research and after having passed the comprehensive  examination, a student must present a Ph.D research proposal at the faculty level for approval from the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. A Ph.D student must register for SPS6903 (Seminar) latest by the third (3) semester to present his or her Ph.D research proposal. This course will be graded (M) Satisfactory/ (TM) Unsatisfactory.
5. All students in programmes with thesis who commenced their study from First Semester 2008/2009 onwards are required to publish the findings of their research in journal article(s) (Senate, Minute 513.05).

          a. The criteria of the publication for Ph.D degree are :
                       i. One (1) journal article already published or accepted for publication. 
                      ii. One (1) article already submitted for publication in a journal.

        Note : For fields in the social sciences, one (1) book chapter is equivalent to one
        (1) journal article.

           b. Before sitting for the viva voce, the student is required to provide a certifie copy of 
               the acceptance letter and/ or written evidence of submission of his/ her manuscript 
               to a journal.


           c. Failure to provide the relevant document shall not prevent the student from sitting 
              for the  viva voce. However, if passed, the result will not considered for 
              conferment of a degree by Senate until the required document (s) is are 
              submitted.


Fields of study offered under Doctor of Philosophy

1. Curriculum and Instruction
2. Educational Administration
3. Educational Psychology
4. Sociology of Education
5. Educational Technology
6. Extension Education
7. Guidance and Counselling
8. Human Resource Development
9. Moral Education
10. Physical Education
11. Sports Science
12. Teaching of English as a Second Language
13. Teaching of Malay as a First language
14. Teaching of Malay Literature
15. Technical and Vocational Education
16. Health Education and Communication


Updated:: 21/03/2017 [firdausmdjufry]

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