The Master of Music (Music Education) is a versatile programme designed for teachers who have completed teacher preparation programmes in music or for musicians interested in the path of teaching and training. Established in December 2002, this programme aims to produce qualified professional music educators and musicians who will help to raise the music education profession to a more academic and intellectual level through the generation of research and propagation of quality instruction in music. The duration of study is 1.5 years for full-time candidates and 2 to 4 years for part-time candidates. The programme of study includes courses in curriculum design in music education, history and philosophy of music measurement and evaluation in music education, form and analysis, psychology of music, research in music education, learning processes in music, voice and instrumental pedagogy, media and technologies in music education as well as the completion of a dissertation. Candidates are also required to pass proficiency tests in Music Theory, Aural Skills and Music History.

Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Music Education (Hons) from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or Bachelor of Music Composition (Hons) from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or Bachelor of Music Performance (Hons) from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR Bachelor of Music (Hons) from other accredited universities with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years music teaching experience (evaluated on a case by case basis). In addition, all candidates are required to pass an interview at the Faculty of Music.

Course List

MUE701 History & Philosophy

MUE702 Research in Music Education

MUE705 Curriculum Design

MUE720 Seminar in Choral Music

MUE723 Voice Pedagogy

MUE724 Instrumental Pedagogy

MUE725 Seminar in Ethnomusicology

MUE726 Seminar in Malaysian Music

MUE731 Music Management & Supervision

MUE732 Technology in Music Education

MUE733 Psychology and Learning Processes in Music

MUE752 Measure & Eva

MUE756 Dissertation

Job Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply to teach at universities and other educational institutes. Graduates may also apply for other music-related jobs.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Masters students would be able to proceed to MU950 in UiTM. Alternately, they may do postgraduate degrees and diplomas in universities around the world.


Prof Madya Dr Chong Yew Yoong
Coordinator, Graduate Studies

Faculty of Music
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Section 17 Campus, Block F
40200 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: 03 5522 7355 / 7461
Fax: 03 5522 7464
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