PhD (Education)

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

PhD (Education)
The 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.
The programme offers reform-minded professionals a unique way to advance their research knowledge and skills, and to address educational problems in a variety of settings.

At the end of the programme, students will be part of an exceptional professional network, addressing educational issues in public and private educational settings.

We invite you to join us.
What Our Graduate Says?
"I chose AeU over conventional universities because it offered a flexible mode where I can study at my own pace and time without sacrificing my job. Another attraction was its 50% tuition fee discount for senior citizens, which was a bonus for me. My PhD education was an eventful 5 year journey. There were so many positive experiences I cherished especially the colloquium that invited many international speakers to share their experience on PhD supervision and expectation, also the Chairman of the UNESCO who spoke about how universities were controlled and a lecture by a distinguished academic facilitator from Harvard which were all extremely enlightening.”

Programme Highlights

  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • 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-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime..
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry. Only brief research intent.
  • Viva Voce for international students can be done on-campus or off-campus via video conferencing.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students are able to:

  • 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
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

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

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

Programme Delivery

Stage 1 : Proposal Development

Stage 2 : Data Collection

Stage 3 : Report Writing

Stage 4 : Thesis Examination / Viva Voce

Research Fields

Education Science

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

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, Theoretical Subjects eg: English, Mathematics, History

Training for Teachers with Vocational Subjects

Training examples:

  • Driver & Safety Teacher Education
  • Driver Instructor Training
  • Flight Instructor Training
  • Nursing Teacher Training
  • Teacher Training
  • Physical Education Teacher Training
  • Post-school Teacher Training
  • Teacher Training in Arts & Craft
  • Teacher Training in Commercial Subjects
  • Teacher Training in Music
  • Teacher Training in Technical Subjects
  • Teacher Training, Physical Training
  • Teacher Training, Vocational Subjects
  • Technical Teaching
  • Training of Instructors in Companies etc.
  • Training of Trainers
  • Vocational Teacher Training

Audit Subject

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

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

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

For Malaysian and International Students:

  • Possess a recognised Master’s degree; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.

Additional Requirements:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Minimum English Language Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of TOEFL PBT 410-433 / TOEFL IBT 34-40; OR
  • Pearson Test of English PTE 36; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) 160; OR
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 180; OR
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET Band 3)
  • Those who have their tertiary education in English will normally be exempted from the above requirement.

*Any of the above conditions would require student’s research proposal to be approved. 

* The above entry requirement serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

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

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday

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

 

*Terms and conditions apply

For more details on the discounts and financial incentives, click HERE.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

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

Study Mode:
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
    • Fully Online
    • Blended Learning
Duration:

Full Time: 3 years (9 semesters)
Part-Time: 4 years (12 semesters)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):

Once a month

  • Saturday & Sunday