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Master of Guidance and Counselling (MPPB)




 International Student English Language Requirement

All students who are applying to UTM

  • Must have a valid two years certificate in TOEFL or IELTS

Students will be enrolled in a faculty programme without undergoing UTM English courses, if:

  • TOEFL score: 550 (or 79 IBT) OR
  • IELTS band: Band 6

Starting from Semester II 2010/2011, class will be taught in English as the Second Language. So they must have:

  • A valid two years certificate of TOEFL with a score 600 and above OR
  • IELTS: band 7 and above (or IBT/CBT equivalent)

However, students with:

  • Low or without IELTS (Academic) OR
  • Without IELTS/TOEFL OR
  • Who will sit for the UTM English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)

Will have these options:

  • Attend and Complete Intensive English Course (IEC) – Low Intermediate
  • Attend and Complete Intensive English Course (IEC) – Intermediate
  • Attend and Complete IELTS Preparatory Course (IPC)

Pre-requisite Courses

Education Pre-requisite Courses for those who do not have Diploma in Education:

  • LPPP1113 Education Foundation I
  • LPPP1123 Education Foundation II
  • LPPP1133 Education Foundation III

University Elective Course :

Compulsory for master programmes

• The Faculty of Education offers UPPF 6033 (Dynamics of Leadership) as the University Elective Course.

Nevertheless, students can also register for other university elective courses (refer to SPS website).

Curriculum Structure

There are two course structures offered to the students in the Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling) programme.


 * Only offer to students who have obtained bachelor degree in Guidance & Counselling that were accredited by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.

 * This course will take a minimum of 4 semesters (2 years) and a maximum of 8 semesters (4 years).

 The classification of courses for taught course (45 credit hours) is as shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Components of the programme of 45 credit hours.


 * Based on Standards and Training Qualification of Counsellors by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors for licensure application.

* This course will take a minimum of 5 semesters (2 years) and a maximum of 9 semesters (4 years).

Table 2: Components of the programme counselling of  60 credit hours


You are advised to take MPPU 1024 (Research methodology) before you register Research Study I (MPPT 1105) and Statistics (MPPU 1034) before you register Research Study II (MPPT1205).

  • • RS I and II must be taken towards the end of your study (RS II in your final semester).
  • • RS I & RS II can not be registered in the same semester
  • • Regular meetings with supervisor is required (marks given for attendance) and ;

Please check important dates (eg. date of submission) at the faculty’s website (not SPS website). Supervisors have the right to fail students if they do not discuss their work even though students come up with the complete report at the end of the semester




Programme Specialisation Course

Dissertation Code

Masters Dissertation

Students must complete all taught courses before registering for dissertation.

–    Please refer to the dissertation code guideline when registering for your dissertation.

–    Progress report should be submitted every semester starting the semester you register your dissertation.

–    Proposal presentation (internal examiners)

–    Viva voce (internal examiners)

–    Proposal and viva voce can be done in the same semester



Master’s thesis

– Students must register research code every semester, star(ng from the first semester. Make sure you register the right code.

– Progress report – every semester (GSMS – online)

– Students must submit their proposals by the end of their 2nd semester.

– Proposal presentaCon (2 internal examiners)

– Conversion to PhD – terms and conditon applied

– Viva voce (1 internal and 1 external examiners)

• Viva voce

– NOTICE for thesis submission 3 months prior to submission (GSMS)

– Students are required to publish in at least one refereed journal/ book chapter/ proceeding before being able to submit

– Plagiarism check (eg: turnitin report) – each chapter and overall

– Students must have at least be active for 2 semesters before submiting their thesis.



For further information, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin
Chair of School, School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai, Johor
Tel : 07-5534258
Email : p-azlina@utm.my


Cik Hazlina Bt Stam
Assistant Registarar
Tel : 07-5534506
Room : Academic Office (C22)


Dr. Tan Joo Siang
Program Coordinator
Email: joosiang@utm.my
Room: Blok M39 wing B
Tel: 07-5533174



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