Faculty of Education & Liberal Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

(N/142/8/0042) (MQA/FA 9556) 02/2026

Programme Description

The PhD in Education is designed to meet the needs of educators in various positions. Our core mission in the PhD is to produce scholars who are able to use research to improve the education field. The programme prepares you to become a researcher in the area you are passionate about, guided by the goal of having a transformative impact on education research, policy, and practice.

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Programme Highlights

  • Mode: Full & Part Time
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Credit Hours: 80
  • Scholarships Available
  • Intake: Jan/Feb, May/June, Sept/Oct
  • Course in Petaling Jaya

Subjects offered*

  • Research Methods: Qualitative & Quantitative
  • Idea Paper
  • Preliminary Literature Review
  • Draft Proposal
  • Finalise Research Proposal
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Prepare Final Draft Thesis for Examination


*(not limited to)


  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent AND candidates must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier Degrees (Master’s or Bachelor’s) in Education or related field.
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a non-related field as approved by HEP Senate and does not have related working experience, can be accepted, subject to passing pre-requisite courses.

For International Students

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

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