The University of Malaya academic staff is responsible for teaching and research. More than 2,000 academic staff teaches approximately 300 courses each year.

Master of Medical Education


At the completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

1. Plan the development, implementation and monitoring of a medical curriculum using evidence-based approaches

2. Integrate latest innovations in teaching, learning and assessment of medical students 

3. Follow ethical approaches either as a leader or team member in workplace

Career Opportunity
Graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to explore in careers such as trained medical educator, senior manager, researcher, consultant, module developer and administrator in the field of medical education.
Course Structure

The programme consists of a total of 42 credit hours, in which Research Project consists of 12 credit hours, Programme Core Courses consist of 18 credit hours, and candidate can select from the Programme Elective Courses available to fulfil 12 credit hours.

The minimum duration is 2 semester and 1 special semester (for a total of 1 year) and the maximum duration is 8 semester (4 years).

List of programme core courses and programme elective courses:




Programme Core Courses

MQE 7001

Research Methodology in Medical Education


MQE 7002

Research Project (P)


MQE 7003

Curriculum Development


MQE 7004

Teaching Methods in Medical Education


MQE 7005

Concepts of Learning


MQE 7006

Assessment and Evaluation


MQE 7007

Management and Leadership in Medical Education


Programme Elective Courses

MQE 7008

Clinical Teachers


MQE 7009

Professionalism in Medical Education


MQE 7010

Instructional Design and Educational Technology


MQE 7011

Qualitative Research in Medical Education


MQE 7012

Quantitative Research in Medical Education


MQE 7013

Workplace-Based Learning


Language Requirement

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:

  1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or

  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 


Entry Requirement

• a Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine and Degree of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification which is approved by the Senate; or

• a Bachelor's degree in Allied Health from the University or equivalent medical qualification which is approved by the Senate; or

• a Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and show evidence of a minimum 1 year relevant work experience; or

• any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time


Intake Schedule

Twice a year in month of February and September.

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: May 06, 2019