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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

The Doctor of Philosophy programme is a comprehensive research programme that is designed to provide prospective educational leaders with the knowledge and skills essential in conducting research related to leading and managing an educational institution. The programme provides students with an in-depth framework of current issues related to school educational leadership. Students would be able to examine critically the various research that has been conducted in the area of educational leadership. Students would also analyze the effect of changing educational environment on educational leaders and develop a critical understanding of the effects of decisions that they make on their institutions.

Career Opportunity
  • First/second line school leaders
  • Head of department in district/state education department
  • Educational leaders in the Ministry of Education (MOE) / MajlisAmanah Rakyat (MARA)at any level
  • Educational leaders in private educational organizations
  • Lecturers for Educational Leadership in private/public educational organizations
  • Fulltime researchers in private/public educational organizations
Course Structure

The students are required to identify and conduct an in-depth research on a topic that is related to educational leadership. The thesis must make a significant contribution to knowledge in this particular field of specialization. The thesis must also provide evidence of the student’s ability to carry out a research at the doctoral level. The normal academic year commences in September (Semester I) and February (Semester II). Nevertheless, application for the doctoral programme can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Based on the candidates academic credentials or working  experiences, if necessary, candidates are required to attend the supporting courses which related to help the student to enhance their writing and research skills.

Language Requirement

International candidates following a programme conducted in English need to have at least IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) band 5.5 or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (paper-based total), score TOEFL 213 (computer-based total), score TOEFL 80 (internet-based total) if the first degree was obtained from a university where English was not the medium of instruction; or passed an English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) approved by the University before registration.

Entry Requirement
  1. A Master’s degree from recognized universities. Holder of bachelor degrees with CGPA of 3.7 and above can apply directly for the PhD programme; OR
  2. Have other qualifications equal to the above stated qualifications and recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate from time to time.
Intake Schedule

September 2017 & February 2018. 

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: May 06, 2019