Social Sciences & Humanities Cluster

Education (PhD)

Programme Code 

ED950 / ED990

About Courses

This programme is offered to fulfill the need for experts in specific education fields. Additionally, it is offered to provide opportunities for those interested to embark on serious research on their chosen area of education. The research done under this programme allows the graduate to be one of the key researchers in their chosen area. It is expected that they are able to establish their niche area by the time they complete their research. Beside having good career prospect relevant to their area of expertise in the public and private higher learning institutions, they could also find positions in education research and development, suitable with their area of expertise. Most important, the graduate will be identified as the respective content/area expert. This programme is carried out by full research and is offered both on full time and part time basis.

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 3 Semesters minimum
  • Part Time : 4 Semesters minimum

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.


Research Area

Higher Learning Education, Teaching of English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Educational Management and Leadership, Art Education, Testing and Evaluation, Islamic Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Physical and Health Education, Business Education, Curriculum and Instruction.


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