Doctor of Philosopy in Education

Course Duration: Full Time: 3 years (Minimum), 6 years (Maximum) / Part Time: 4 years (Minimum), 9 years (Maximum)

Entry Requirements

Master’s Degree
A master’s degree from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak or its equivalent from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Malaysian Government or any other equivalent qualification recognised by the University Senate.

  • There shall be no direct entry from the bachelor’s degree level to doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree qualifications may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes after a year’s enrolment in a master’s degree subject to:
    • having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level;
    • a rigorous internal assessment by the University;
    • approval by the University Senate.
All applicants are required to attain any of the following before they are accepted for admission into the programme:

  • International Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (internet based ) with a minimum score of 34; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of 160; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of 180; or
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 36; or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 3.

Students from countries that use English as their first language or whose academic qualifications from institutions that use English as the intermediate language are exempted from the requirements stated above.

Course Outline

The programme is divided into two parts as follows:

Taught Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Research Seminar
  • Multivariate Date Analysis or
  • Qualitative Research Methods


Career Opportunity

Research Methodologists at Research Agencies
University Lecturers
Subject Matter Experts at various educational levels
Researchers at related organisations
Policy Advisors

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Telephone No : 18233892868