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The Master of Medical Education is a 1-year Master programme designed for professionals in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedical sciences, allied health and education to embrace the latest innovations in the curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation of an academic programme.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The following are the programme educational objectives (PEO). Upon three to five years of graduation, 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


  • Managing a medical curriculum in a medical school/ training centre
  • Trainer specialist / Consultant
  • Manager / Administrative leader
  • Curriculum developer / Auditor
  1. 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.
  2. 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). Please inquire us on the list of courses offered for the semester.

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


Professor Dr. Jamuna Vadivelu

  • Head of Medical Education
  • FAIMER fellow
  • Specializes in academic administration and change management

Associate Professor Dr. Foong Chan Choong

  • Programme coordinator
  • FAIMER fellow
  • Specializes in programme evaluation, learning and cognition

Associate Professor Dr. Vinod Pallath

  • Associate professor
  • FAIMER fellow
  • Specializes in faculty development, professionalism and leadership

Dr. Hong Wei-Han

  • Senior lecturer
  • Specializes in curriculum development and metacognition

Dr. Jessica Grace Cockburn

  • Senior lecturer
  • Specializes in competency based education and evidence based practice
  1. 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:
  2. 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
  3. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  1. 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
  2. A Bachelor's degree in Allied Health from the University or equivalent medical qualification which is approved by the Senate; or
  3. A Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and show evidence of a minimum 1 year relevant work experience; or
  4. Any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time
  5. Interview session may be conducted via online communication platform
Once a year in the month of September. Kindly inquire before apply to obtain the latest update and information on the new semester.
RM17,000 (Local student)
RM28,500 (International student)

(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of Universiti Malaya)


For more information, click here

Contact us
Email address: mmeded@um.edu.my
Medical Education & Research Development Unit (MERDU),
Faculty of Medicine,
Universiti Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

How to apply


  1. Please email us at mmeded@um.edu.my before and/or after applying to the program for us to follow up on your application.
  2. Please ensure that you have provided a valid and active email address when you make an application in the Academic Portal MAYA.
  3. Kindly check the email account that you have provided in the Academic Portal MAYA regularly as we will follow up on your application via email.

Last Update: 28/06/2022