Master of Education by Coursework

The Master of Education (MEd) degree provides graduate educators the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of and skills in education. In addition, studies within MEd provide opportunities to develop critical analytic skills through engagement with cutting edge international research in education. The research modules in the programme are designed to enhance practice and provide a foundation for doctoral studies in education.

Furthermore, this programme is designed to enhance the professional development of educators and education administrators. The candidates will undertake a supervised study of research, research training and attending subject-related modules at master level. This programme provides the candidates to focus on areas of specific interests to refine teaching, learning and assessment expertise.

It is important to note that the M Ed degree does not confer qualified teacher status, which is required in order to teach in government schools in Brunei or in some sections of the Ministry of Education. Applicants wishing to become qualified teachers should apply for the MTeach programme. The MEd degree is appropriate for experienced teachers. It is not intended as an initial qualification in Education.


  • Full-Time: 1 year
  • Part-Time: 2 years

Typical entry requirements (MEd by Coursework)

  • A good honours Degree (at least second class lower) or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Evidence of English proficiency at the level of at least an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level English Language
  • Evidence of Malay proficiency at the level of at least a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level Malay Language applicable for applicants applying for Malay medium Master’s Degree programme
  • Applicants are advised to write a short research proposal
  • Successful performance in an interview and any test required
  • Applicants are advised to write a short research proposal
  • Evidence of Malay proficiency at the level of at least credit in GCE ‘O’ level Malay Language (Applicable for applicants applying for Malay Medium Master’s Degree Programme)

Areas of specialisation

  • Arabic Language Education (Fi Ta’liim al Lughah)
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Technology
  • English Language and Literacy Education
  • Islamic Education (Pendidikan Pengajian Islam)
  • Malay Language and Literacy Education (Pendidikan Bahasa Melayu dan Literasi Bahasa Melayu)
  • Mathematics Education
  • MIB Education (Pendidikan Melayu Islam Beraja)
  • Science Education
  • Visual Art and Design Education

Start date

  • Every January

For more information, please contact:
Programme Leader, Graduate Professional Development