Master of Arts (By Research)

The Master of Arts (MA) is a research-based programme, designed to meet the needs of students who would like to extend their specialisation in the areas of humanities and social sciences, beyond their undergraduate degree.
 
Students who wish to embark on their research interests through their postgraduate studies are often limited by the programme structure designed by academic institutions. The MA offers students the flexibility of choosing their specialisation according to their research interests and career aspirations. Learning is done through consultation with the academic research supervisor.
 
As a research-based programme, the MA enables students to critically analyse a problem, design a solution (or make a discovery) and implement the solution. In that process, students would collaborate and innovate.  The programme also ensures students enhance their communication of ideas and skills, techniques and management, as well as entrepreneurial skills, all of which are beneficial to practices in the marketplace as well as academic field.
 
Students who wish to embark on their research interests through their postgraduate studies are often limited by the programme structure designed by academic institutions. The MA offers students the flexibility of choosing their specialisation according to their research interests and career aspirations.
 
Students who are highly independent in learning, committed to excel, and ambitious in their career progressions are strongly recommended for the MA. 

 
Programme Structure
DURATION
Minimum 4 semesters / Maximum 12 semesters
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
RESEARCH PROPOSAL (Semester 1)
  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
RESEARCH (Minimum 3 semesters)
  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, students will be guided by their supervisors to begin their research, and will work independently on their research projects.
DISSERTATION (Final semester)
  • Upon the completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a dissertation. Typically, dissertations for a Master by research is not more than 60,000 words.
VIVA VOLCE (Final semester)
  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertaion, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing 
  • Hospitality management
  • Game art
  • Game design 

For more information on areas of research within the MA, kindly contact the Postgraduate and Research Centre at: 
Tel: +603 5565 0531
Email: discovery@kdu.edu.my
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
2017 INTAKE DATES
  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

 
ESTIMATED FEES
  • RM17,700* (MALAYSIAN STUDENT)   

  • RM28,200* (INTERNATIONAL STUDENT)
*Instalment Payment Plan Available
*Terms and Conditions Apply
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
  • Candidates with CGPA between 2.50 and 2.75 would be conditionally admitted. Admission would be confirmed upon internal assessment.
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field. 
  • Second Class (Honours) and above
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student :                     Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
International Student :Band 5.5. in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
EVENTS CALENDAR
Feb
27
Classroom Experience
Date :
27 February – 1 March 2017
Time :
8am – 6pm
Venue :
KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie & KDU College, Damansara Jaya
Mar
16
SHTCA Career Fair
Date :
16 March 2017 (Thu)
Time :
10am – 3pm
Venue :
Multi-Purpose Hall (Level 3A), KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie