What will I learn?


To produce dynamic Educational Administrators and Planners who are able to apply their knowledge of theories and research to handle organisational challenges and operate more effectively and efficiently.

Course structure:

This program covers Fifty (50) credit hours which includes Nine (9) credit hours for the Program Core Program (Required Field of Specialization), Six (6) credit hours for Elective Courses Specialized Course and Thirty Five (35) credit hours for dissertation.

Faculty Core Courses

  • Quantitative Research Method in Educational Planning and Administration
  • Qualitative Research Method in Educational Planning and Administration
  • Educational Planning
  • Educational Administration

Elective Courses

  • Educational Law
  • Politics and Policies in Education
  • Financial Planning and Economics of Education
  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Management of Educational Organisations

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (50 credit hours)

Tuition fees
RM42,407.50 (US$ 10,420) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, September 2021


University of Malaya

Jalan Universiti,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Preference will be given to applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above or its equivalent. A band 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic); or A score of 550 paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a score of 80 for internet-based total for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

For international students

Applicants must have

  • A Bachelor of Education degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with Education with CGPA of at least 3.00 or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of at least 3.00

They should also have

  • A score of 5.5 for IELTS (Academic); or
  • A score of 550 paper-based total (PBT) or a score of 80 for internet-based total (IBT) or 213 for computer-based total (CBT) for TOEFL.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

UM is the only Malaysian university to be among the Top 100 in the world and the Top 1% of the world's universities.

  • Ranked 70th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking
  • Over 200 world-class programmes to choose from
  • UM’s alumni include former Malaysian Prime Ministers
  • 32 courses ranked in the QS World’s Top 200 Subject Rankings