PhD (Education)

Approval Code N/141/8/0001; 01/2027
Accreditation Code MQA/PA 12956
Classification PhD
Subject Area Education (with Key Research Areas)
Course Mode Full-time and part-time
Course Duration Full-time 3 Years / Part-time 3 - 5 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

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.

  • A Master’s Degree, as accepted by the HEP’s Senate;


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


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:

  • TOEFL iBT: a minimum score of 34
  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.0
  • MUET: a minimum score of Band 3
  • Pearson test of English: a minimum score of 47
  • Cambridge English Qualification and Tests: a minimum score of 154
Note: Candidates who fail to fulfil the above criteria may be required to take an English Proficiency Course at the University.
  • Lecturer
  • Educational Consultants
  • Career Counsellors
  • Curriculum developers
  • Editors
  • Writers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Administrators (school, higher education, etc.)
  • Other education related disciplines
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


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Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 57,740

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 68,700

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