PhD (Education)

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).

The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.



  • The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible
  • Supervised by local or international supervisor that suits your research needs.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics
  • Close monitoring process is our main focus.


Malaysian Students:

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

International Students:

For thesis written in English, there will be an English language competency requirement equivalent to:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 or
  • Test of  English  as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency   (CPE) or
  • Cambridge First English (CFE) or
  • Pearson Test of English  (PTE) or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.

For both Malaysian and International Students:

  • 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.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)  or resume.



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
Advertisement Code (R/141/8/0021)01/19
EPF & HRDF Claimable (Malaysians Only) 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:

  • A 10% discount is offered to students who pay in full their Annual Tuition Fee in one payment
  • 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: 16/01/2018