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Masters Degree Programmes

APU offers 3 types of Master Degree programmes, which are as follows:


UK MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Duration:

Full time (16 months);

Part time (2-5 years)

Award:

Staffordshire University, UK

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students - RM 29,500 + £ 250

International Students - RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) + £ 250

Programme Structure

The structure of the Masters Programme is as follows:

Dissertation

Guidance in research methods will be provided to enhance knowledge and understanding of research, data collection and reference methods. Project Supervisors will provide additional support to students in the course of the dissertation.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)

If circumstances do not allow you to continue with the programme, you will be able to leave at any point and claim CATS points for the modules successfully completed. You may use these CATS points as entry for further study at a later date as and when required, or to gain entry into other programmes offered by Staffordshire University and other universities.

Accreditation of Prior Certification of Learning (APCL)

If you have certified passes in subjects from related programmes, you may request for exemptions against such modules. However such exemptions will only be granted if the learning outcome and syllabus content are compatible and are at an equivalent level. These exemptions are subject to the final discretion of Staffordshire University.

Staffordshire University Masters Awards

Masters Foundation Programme
The Masters Foundation Programme aims to enable students to acclimatise to the Masters nature of their studies. This is to ensure that students are equipped with a new set of learning strategies and skills required to better handle the Postgraduate Programme.

The Masters Foundation Programme offers the following modules:

  • Continuing Professional Development
    The objective of this module is to expose the students to the importance of discussing and working in groups, collaboration, managing cultural differences and develop analytical skills (reading, reflecting, critical thinking)
     
  • Study Skills
    The objective of this module is to expose the students to academic writing, referencing, presentation and exam answering techniques
     
  • Research Methods
    The objective of this module is to guide the students on how to generate research ideas, evaluate and summarise academic references, search for appropriate academic references and distinguish between scholarly and non-scholarly references

The modules on the Masters Foundation Programme is delivered over a period of 4 weeks with a total of 36 hours (each module consisting of 12 hours) as follows:

  • Weeks 1 to 4 
    1 x 1 hour lecture + 1 x 2 hours supervised other activity depending on the module (eg laboratory work, presentations, projects case studies, discussions etc)

UK MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES


DUAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Duration:

Full time (16 months)

Part time (2-5 years)

Dual Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia &
Staffordshire University, UK

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students - RM 29,500 + £ 250

International Students - RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) + £ 250

Programme Structure

The APU & SU Dual Masters programme offers students a unique opportunity to achieve a Masters degree which will be ideally placed to assist them in their career development or as a stepping stone into further postgraduate research and into academia. The programmes offered on the APU & SU Dual Masters programme, allows students to choose their preferred route at the Masters stage of their studies in semester 3.

Option 1: Dissertation Route
This route is suitable for students who wish to extend their research capabilities in the fulfilment of their ambition to progress in to academia. The dissertation forms one third of the Masters degree ensuring that students are able to demonstrate the skills required for further study or for academia.

Option 2: Project Paper/Case Study Route
In this route students are able to combine current work experience and knowledge to develop a smaller work based project or case study(equivalent to 2 modules), in addition students will be required to study 3 additional modules. This route will enable students to showcase their ability to perform detailed research and reviews within the working environment, skills which may then assist in promotion at work. The structure of the Masters Programme is as follows:

APU Dual Masters Awards

Masters Foundation Programme
The Masters Foundation Programme aims to enable students to acclimatise to the Masters nature of their studies. This is to ensure that students are equipped with a new set of learning strategies and skills required to better handle the Postgraduate Programme.

The Masters Foundation Programme offers the following modules:

  • Continuing Professional Development
    The objective of this module is to expose the students to the importance of discussing and working in groups, collaboration, managing cultural differences and develop analytical skills (reading, reflecting, critical thinking)
     
  • Study Skills
    The objective of this module is to expose the students to academic writing, referencing, presentation and exam answering techniques
     
  • Research Methods 
    The objective of this module is to guide the students on how to generate research ideas, evaluate and summarise academic references, search for appropriate academic references and distinguish between scholarly and non-scholarly references

The modules on the Masters Foundation Programme is delivered over a period of 4 weeks with a total of 36 hours (each module consisting of 12 hours) as follows:

  • Weeks 1 to 4 
    1 x 1 hour lecture + 1 x 2 hours supervised other activity depending on the module
    (eg laboratory work, presentations, projects case studies, discussions etc)

DUAL MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES