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Master of Teaching English as a Second Language / TESL (MPPZ)



 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

Students are required to complete a total of 45 Credit Hours according to the following course elements:


Programme Core Courses (Compulsory) Elective Courses

Research Study

Master (taught course)


Research study I (proposal : chapter 1-3)

MPPT 1205

Research study II (all chapters 1-5)

• You are advised to take MPPU 1024 (Research methodology) before you register

Research Study I and MPPU 1034 (StaCsCcs) before you register Research Study II.

• 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

Deputy Dean

(Academic & Student Development)

Faculty of Education

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Tel : 607-553 4257

Email : p-azlina@utm.my


Dr. Hasnah binti Mohamed

Academic Manager (Postgraduate)

E-mail : hasnah-m@utm.my

Room : Academic Office (C22) / Room (C14 – 312)

Tel : 075534506 / 07-55334424


Dr. Fauziah Ismail

Program Coordinator

Email: alauyah@utm.my

Room: D06-321

Tel: 07-5532075


 Download Program Brosure < here >.

Download Study Plan <HERE>

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