PhD (Education) (R2-DL/141/8/0021) (A9152) (01/26)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) PhD programme is specifically geared for professional practitioners in education from public or private schools, community or government agencies, training departments, institutions of higher education and other education-related settings, aspiring to be researchers. This is a blended learning programme offered by Asia e University, a leading dual mode university recognised by 34 member countries of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).



  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals and 2.4 million e-thesis titles accessible anywhere anytime
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled


Malaysian & International Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master's degree in the relevant field, OR
  • Other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate

Additional Information:

  • A Statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research. This is your preliminary research intent or research proposal. You may be required to attend an interview in some cases.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

English Language Competency Requirements (for International Students):

  • For international students studying on campus in Malaysia, they must attain English Language competency equivalent to IELTS (6.0) / TOEFL (550) / CAE / CPE / PTE / MUET that complies with the programme standards set by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.



Modes of Study Full Time
Part Time
Fully Online
Blended Learning
Duration 3-4 years
No. of Semesters 12 (1 semester is 4 mths)
Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional) Once a month – Saturday & Sunday
Supervisor Provided by AeU
Audit Subjects (Optional)
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Research
MQA Accreditation A 9152
Programme Code (R2-DL/141/8/0021) (A9152) (01/26)
EPF Claimable YES


  • Enhance knowledge of theory, developments and practices in the selected specialisation;
  • Enhance ability to create conceptual systems that reflect synthesis, coherence and extension of knowledge about education;
  • Provide opportunities to engage in academic research, scholarship, systematic inquiry, communicate and evaluate research;
  • Enhance ability to understand, utilise and interpret basic principles and methodologies of educational research design and data analysis;
  • Enhance understanding of computer technology and its applications in educational settings;
  • Provide a graduate experience that is intellectually stimulating, professionally relevant, leading to research that supports decision making and problem-solving around the key issues facing the six areas of education.



Stage 1 Proposal Development
Stage 2 Data Collection
Stage 3 Report Writing
Stage 4 Thesis Examination / Viva Voce


Curriculum & Instruction

Teaching examples:

  • Early Childhood
  • Pre-Primary
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special Education

Subject examples:

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics

Teacher Training examples:

  • Elementary Education
  • Home Language
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Arts & Craft
  • Commercial Subjects
  • Music
  • Training of Trainers

Education Science

  • Curriculum Development (Theory)
  • Educational Assessment
  • Didactics
  • Distance Education Methodology
  • Testing & Measurement
  • Educational Evaluation & Research

Training for Preschool Teachers

  • Early Childhood Training
  • Pre-primary Teacher Training

Training for Teachers at Basic Levels

  • Class Teacher Training
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Home Language Teacher Training
  • Primary Teaching
  • Special Education Teaching

Training for Teachers with Subject Specialisation

  • Secondary Teaching
  • Special Subject Teaching
  • Teaching Training, Theoritical Subjects eg: English, Mathematics, History

Training for Teachers with Vocational Subjects

Training examples:

  • Driver & Safety Teacher Education
  • Flight Instructor
  • Nursing Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Post-school Teacher
  • Arts & Craft
  • Commercial Subjects
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Technical Subjects
  • Vocational Subjects
  • Vocational Teachers

Audit Subject

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis


For Malaysian and International students:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • RM6,000 personal income tax relief

*Terms and conditions apply

Last updated: 27/08/2018