Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language)

MOHE/MQA Code: N/145/7/0019 (MQA/FA 1750), N/145/7/0017 (MQA/PA 1876)
Level of Study: Postgraduate Degree
Graduate School of Education




Programme Overview

The purpose of study Master of Education in Teaching of English as a second Language is to provide knowledge and skills to the graduates of general education and specialization in teaching English as a second language.

The programme is designed to meet the demand for graduates who are proficient in the Teaching of English as a Second Language and possess communication skills to serve the country’s various industries. As English language is central to the nation’s future development, graduates are trained to continuously collaborate, demonstrate knowledge, skills, critical and reflective thinking of their work in line with the Malaysian education policies and practices. They are also provided with facilities to give them the advantage in terms of the usage of information technology and exposure to real working environment and conditions.

Study Mode & Duration

  • Part-time: 2 years

Academic Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master's Programme:

A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and as accepted by the University Senate;


A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the related field;

Year 1

  • Foundations of Education
  • Psychology of Learning and Instruction
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Technology in Education
  • Assessment in Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics and Multi-Lingualism
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education

Year 2

  • Sociolinguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Syntax and Discourse Analysis
  • Material Design and Selection in TESL
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • Project Paper