Doctor Of Philosophy (Education)

January, May and September
Course Duration
Full-time 3 Years / Part-time 3 - 5 Years.
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time and part-time
Approval Code
N/141/8/0001; 01/2027
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA 12956


The education discipline is prevalent and contributes significantly to the education system in Malaysia from preschool to higher education. Advanced research in education has been known to penetrate the larger proximities of borderless edification including transnational education, seamless learning and character development.


In this interest, students in this PhD (Education) programme will be guided to acquire and utilise competencies relevant to the planning and execution of research in the various educational discipline.

These students are encouraged to participate in the discovery of new knowledge that feeds into the practice and policy-making in the Malaysian education system. The PhD (Education) programme also aims to engage students in active research collaboration between academia and industry, as well as with institutions abroad.

Your engagement in this programme will certainly shape you for a better future.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree, as accepted by the HEP’s Senate;
  • OR
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the HEP Senate.
  • OR

Candidates with at least CGPA of 3.67 at Bachelor’s Degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the PhD programmes subject to:

  1. having shown competency and capability in conducting research at PhD level
  2. rigorous internal evaluation by the HEP
  3. approval by the HEP’s Senate

English Language Requirements

For International Students

As the programme’s medium of instruction is English, students must possess one of the following qualifications:

Pearson Test of English
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests (CAE)
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests (CPE)
Band 3

Note:Candidates who fail to fulfil the above criteria may be required to take an English Proficiency Course at the University.

Courses Offered

Year 1 (Tri Semester)
  • Research Method and Methodologies in Education
  • Proposal and Thesis Writing
  • PhD Research Project
Year 2 (Tri Semester)
  • Research Seminar
  • PhD Research Project
Year 3 (Tri Semester)
  • PhD Research Project

The University may allow exemption for outstanding students to complete their studies within a shorter period.

Career Opportunities

  • Lecturer
  • Educational Consultants
  • Career Counsellors
  • Curriculum developers
  • Editors
  • Writers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Administrators (school, higher education, etc.)
  • Other education related disciplines

Bridging Courses

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Sociology of Education

Note: Candidates without a master's degree OR qualification in the related education fields OR with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience must take these two bridging courses, as stipulated by the MQA.

Bridging Course - PhD (Education)

Total credit hour: 8

Tuition Fee (Local): RM53,300

Tuition Fee (International): RM56,600



Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

(without bridging course)
RM 63,140

(with bridging course)
RM 70,390

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

(without bridging course)
RM 83,850

(with bridging course)
RM 89,450

Please note that a proposal application fee will be imposed.
The fee for local student is RM200 and international student is RM400.

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


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