Entry Requirements and How to Apply (Masters & PhD)

Masters Degree

To be eligible for admission, student must:

  • Possess Bachelor Degree with honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any institutions of higher learning recognized by the University’s Senate with a minimum CGPA of 3.0; or 
  • To those who possess Bachelor Degree with CGPA < 3.0 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any institutions of higher learning recognized by the University’s Senate, must have a minimum of two years working experience.

PhD Degree

To be eligible for admission, student must:

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in a related field from any Malaysian University or from any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the University’s Senate; or
  • Possess other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree recognized by the University’s Senate; or
  • Currently following Master Degree at UTM and acknowledged by the academic committee of the faculty with approval from the University’s Senate.

English Requirement (International Students)

  • International students must have a valid two-year old TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Students with a TOEFL score of 550 (or 79 IBT) or an IELTS Band 6 will be enrolled in a faculty programme without undergoing UTM English Courses.
  • Starting from Semester II/2010/2011, students who applied for Master or PhD programme - Teaching English as a Second Language, must have a valid two-year certificate of TOEFL with a score of 600 and above or IELTS Band 7 and above (or IBT/CBT equivalent).

 
Applications must be accompanied by certified transcripts and the final graduation certificate (if available) from the candidate’s earlier university, setting out examination results to date and the official results of IELTS or equivalent English tests where applicable. Applicants should also include two formal academic references. Applications can be completed online at www.sps.utm.my. Application and Reference forms may also be downloaded from the individual course pages.

If an application is intended for a Masters or PhD degree by research, students are required to prepare a brief research proposal (3-5 pages).The proposal should clearly specify the research question(s) and methodology. There are no prescribed areas of study for research and all business-based subjects will be considered, provided that a suitable supervisor is available. Candidates can put forward a request for a particular supervisor.

Potential graduates are encouraged to contact academic members directly to informally discuss research ideas. Academic staff may be able to offer some guidance, but it remains the responsibility of each applicant to draft a proposal that is suitable for the degree they have chosen. Applicants should refer to the research interests of members of faculty as detailed in this prospectus and the following websites: