Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhDED)

JPT/BPP (N/0110/8/0009), 06/30, (MQA/PA16536)
Duration of Study
Full time: Minimum 3 Years ; Part time: Minimum 4 Years
Intake Period

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practice of those who aspire to become researchers in the eld of Education. Graduates of this programme can pursue professional development in order to play a greater leadership role in academia or the industry. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct research within an area of interest in the eld of Education. The programme is intended for academic or professional staff (or graduate students) who may be teaching/working in higher education institutions and/or who are engaged in, or moving towards, leadership roles within the higher education or professional sector.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhDED)
Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhDED)

Entry Requirements

  • A Master's Degree [Level 7, Malaysian Qualications Framework (MQF)] in the field or related fields accepted by the Higher Education Provider (HEP) Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's Degree (Level 7, MQF) that is recognized by Malaysian Government and accepted by the HEP Senate.
  • Candidates without a related qualification in the eld/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP.

A Bachelor's Degree (Level 6, MQF) with the following conditions:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in the field or related fields with first-class Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.67 or higher or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
  • Undergo internal assessment; and
  • Any other requirements of the HEP.

Bachelor's Degree (Level 6, MQF) candidates who are registered for Master's Degree programmes may apply to convert to the Doctoral Degree (Level 8, MQF) programmes subjected to the following conditions:

  • Within one year for full-time and within two years for part-time candidates;
  • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation by the HEP; and Approval of the HEP Senate.

Assessment mode

  • By Research

Programme Modules

Core Modules

  • Research Methodology


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