Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Doctorate (PhD)
9 Semesters / 3 Years
Petaling Jaya (Main)
HRDF Claimable and EPF Withdrawal Available
RM 917.00per
RM 33,000.00 total fee

Why this course

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education offers students the opportunity to make a mark by contributing to existing knowledge with their own thoughts and angle of interpreting findings in a new light.

At UNITAR, under academic supervision, an original thesis will be completed at the end of the course, using the knowledge and skills the undergraduate learnt during the programme.

Our programme seeks to prepare scholars whose research will address critical problems in education, develop our understanding of teaching and learning in diverse contexts, and lead to improved outcomes for all learners.


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Course information

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Ph.D Programme:

  • i. A Master’s Degree, as accepted by UNITAR Senate; OR
  • ii. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by UNITAR Senate.

Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).

Note for PhD by Research

a. There is no direct entry from the Degree’s programme to the Doctoral level;
b. Qualified Degree’s candidates who enroll for a Master’s program, can apply to change their studies to a Doctorate program within (1) one year after signing for Master’s program and subject to the following provisions;

  • Have demonstrated competence and capability in conducting research at Doctoral level;
  • Rigorous internal assessment by UNITAR; and
  • Approval from UNITAR Senate.

Language Requirements

International students
  • Minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 600 for TOEFL; OR
    its equivalent.

Year 1

  • Advanced Research Methodology*
  • Proposal and Thesis Writing*
  • Advanced Qualitative Analysis Techniques*
  • Advanced Research Ethics*
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis*
  • Proposal Preparation 1
  • Proposal Submission
  • Review of Literature 1

Year 2

  • Review of Literature 2
  • Proposal Defense
  • Pilot / Preliminary Study
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis

Year 3

  • Thesis Writing and Review of Thesis
  • Submission of Thesis & Final Defense
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Lecturers / Senior Lecturers for Public and Private Universities
  • Administrators

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