Master of Arts Programme in English for Professional Development (International Programme)

Degree Academic Programme Plan Class Length of Programme
M.A. English for Professional Development (International Programme) A1, A2, B Mon-Fri 2 Years

The Master of Arts in English for Professional Development has been developed on the conceptual basis of cognitivism. It emphasizes the intellectual process, a process that occurs through self-learning.   The program offers an appropriate learning experience for learners as well as an inquiry-based education, encouraging knowledge seeking through questioning and problem solving. By combining new experiences with existing knowledge, learners can develop understanding, which is the foundation of learning. This learning method conforms to outcome-based education, which is the key approach in developing this program. This learner-centered education focuses on the learning outcome and contributes to the development of professional personnel. The rapid growth of digital technology has caused the business and industrial sectors to adjust to changes as well as the educational sector. Adjustment in learning styles, creations of innovative learning processes and self-learning conditions, as well as the application of disruptive technologies need to be implemented in the program in order to respond to these changes and conform to the Thai Qualification Framework for Higher Education B.E.2015 (TQF:HEd).

This program enables learners to keep up with modern changes in the world and possess knowledge in fields related to the arts of academic English, English for intercultural communication, as well as language-related technologies for development in professions such as English education and other professions that use English as a medium language to achieve effective academic communication.

The graduates are able to:

1.    Apply academic English skills in general and intercultural communication for development in various professions.
2.    Develop professionally by integrating knowledge with other arts in order to study, analyze, research and creatively use language-related technologies.
3.    Become innovative and eager in seeking out knowledge while possessing professional ethics.

The program aims to introduce knowledge concerning the theories, approaches, principles, activity designs, learning spaces, and non-rigid creations of the English learning experience and transformative learning theory. It focuses on developing the skills of analysis, synthesis, and integration of English arts with other fields of knowledge in order to design a transformative learning approach. The program also encourages academic leadership skills by introducing approaches, principles and methods to develop the learners' English potential. This is a micro-credential semester system program which consists of 2 semesters per year with each semester taking no less than 15 weeks (exam weeks not included).

1. Teachers of English or other subjects that use English as a medium language.
2. Academic personnel/ researchers in the English major.
3. Learning materials or Learning Design developers 
4. Communicators, administrators, and negotiators.
5. Personnel in international organizations. 
6. Other professions that require professional English.

PLO1     Students are able to comply with ethical codes of conduct in producing academic work.
PLO2     Students are able to analyze principles, theories involving the English language, principles of communication and intercultural communication, and principles of conducting research involving the English language for professional development.
PLO3     Students are able to integrate and apply approaches of related theories in studying the disciplines of English language, second language acquisition, principles of communication, intercultural communication and the principles of conducting research involving the English language in order to propose possible approaches to improve problematic issues according to one’s professional contexts. 
PLO4     Students are able to cooperate with others and adapt one’s self under changing or demanding circumstances.
PLO5     Students have academic English communication skills, intercultural skills including analytical ability and are able to choose appropriate information and communication technology that aligns with one’s research production.

  • Plan A1, A2, B:
    • 65,000 Baht per semester
    • 260,000 Baht per programme

 (Refer to Master of Arts Program in English for Professional Development Year 2022)

  • A1 = Thesis (not less than 36 credits), no course work
  • A2 = Thesis (not less than 12 credits) with course work (not less than 12 credits)
  • B = Coursework (No Thesis) with Independent Study (IS) or Special Project (not less than 3 credits but not over 6 credits)