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Doctor of philosophy ( Education )

  Level PHD
  Duration Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters) Part-Time: 4 year
Intake Deadline
  Tution Fees N/A

Programme Highlights

  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime..
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry. Only brief research intent.
  • Viva Voce for international students can be done on-campus or off-campus via video conferencing.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students are able to:

  • Enhance knowledge of theory, developments and practices in the selected specialisation
  • Enhance ability to create conceptual systems that reflect synthesis, coherence and extension of knowledge about education
  • Provide opportunities to engage in academic research, scholarship, systematic inquiry, communicate and evaluate research
  • Enhance ability to understand, utilise and interpret basic principles and methodologies of educational research design and data analysis
  • Enhance understanding of computer technology and its applications in educational settings
  • Provide a graduate experience that is intellectually stimulating, professionally relevant, leading to research that supports decision making and problem-solving around the key issues facing the six areas of education


Stage 1 : Proposal Development

Stage 2 : Data Collection

Stage 3 : Report Writing

Stage 4 : Thesis Examination / Viva Voce

Research Fields

Education Science

  • Curriculum Development (Theory)
  • Didactics
  • Distance Education Methodology
  • Education Science
  • Educational Assessment, Testing & Measurement
  • Educational Evaluation & Research
  • Pedagogical Science (Education)

Training for Preschool Teachers

  • Early Childhood Training
  • Pre-primary Teacher Training

Training for Teachers at Basic Levels

  • Class Teacher Training
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Home Language Teacher Training
  • Primary Teaching
  • Special Education Teaching

Training for Teachers with Subject Specialisation

  • Secondary Teaching
  • Special Subject Teaching
  • Teaching Training, Theoretical Subjects eg: English, Mathematics, History

Training for Teachers with Vocational Subjects

Training examples:

  • Driver & Safety Teacher Education
  • Driver Instructor Training
  • Flight Instructor Training
  • Nursing Teacher Training
  • Teacher Training
  • Physical Education Teacher Training
  • Post-school Teacher Training
  • Teacher Training in Arts & Craft
  • Teacher Training in Commercial Subjects
  • Teacher Training in Music
  • Teacher Training in Technical Subjects
  • Teacher Training, Physical Training
  • Teacher Training, Vocational Subjects
  • Technical Teaching
  • Training of Instructors in Companies etc.
  • Training of Trainers
  • Vocational Teacher Training

Audit Subject

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis


  • Possess a recognised Master’s degree; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.

Additional Requirements:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Minimum English Language Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of TOEFL PBT 410-433 / TOEFL IBT 34-40; OR
  • Pearson Test of English PTE 36; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) 160; OR
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 180; OR
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET Band 3)
  • Those who have their tertiary education in English will normally be exempted from the above requirement.

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