Programme Offered

This programme is by thesis only. During the study, candidates will be guided by faculty members as a supervisor, Co-Supervisor or a member of the Graduate Supervisor committee. There are several specialisations or specialised courses in the PhD programme that can be chosen by the candidate based on entry requirements and qualifications. The specialisations offered for the Doctor of Philosophy programme are as follows:

  • Adult Education and Life-long Learning
  • Adult Education and Life-long Learning
  • Arabic Language Education
  • Coaching and Coaches Professionalism
  • Computational Education
  • Counselling
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics Development Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Entrepreneurship Education and Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History Education
  • Islamic Education
  • Leadership in Sport Coaching
  • Learning Technology and Innovation
  • Malay Literature Education
  • Malay Literature in Education
  • Management in Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • Quality Management
  • Science Education
  • Special Education and Inclusion
  • Sports Management
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Technical and Vocational Education

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & Part Time
*Lectures: During weekdays and office hours (including part time)

Mode of Study: Mixed Mode (Coursework & Research)
Registration Status : Full Time & Part Time
*Depend on lecture schedule provided by Faculty (whether the lecture is held on working days or Saturdays or Sundays depends on the schedule)

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Faculty of Education

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Doctor of Philosophy is a programme which aims to help candidates to develop their academic professionalism and leadership.  Through this programme, candidates will be able to strengthen their research related skills and develop their expertise in a specific field. This programme is suitable for all scholars including academic staff, school teachers, educators as well as stakeholders in both public and private education sectors.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is one of five research universities in Malaysia. Globally, it ranks 141 in the QS University world ranking. Its highly competitive environment assures quality and innovative education and research that prizes on its vibrant community consisting of award winning experts in various fields whose knowledge contribution are sought after as well as highly qualified well rounded students who are immersed in academic, co-curricular, community service and college activities. 

At the Faculty of Education, you will be able to work closely with our highly accomplished award winning faculty members whose devotion to quality teaching, learning and research ensure an effective and meaningful learning experiences. You will also have access to postgraduate study room, computer laboratories and active learning spaces based on 21st century pedagogy, which would encourage a more student-centred learning environment. You will be able to develop meaningful connections with other students who are highly engaged individuals, attuned to local and global educational issues and possess the capability to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and creative individuals who will move our education forward into the future.

Programme Requirement

A person who intends to apply for a doctoral programme should have the following
qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;

2. Other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

3. Student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or

4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board

5. Any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or

6. Fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and

7. Fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

  1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. A student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or
  4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board
  5. Any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or
  6. Fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and
  7. Fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS 1. An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follows:

a) Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS(6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or

b) For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.

2. The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who:

a) will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;

b) has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or

c) is originally from a country where English is the official language or he/she has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses English as the medium of instruction.

The candidate may be exempted from the requirements stated in subregulation (2), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).
How Much It Will Cost Me?

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

  Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full time

1,0107452,1703,9252,91518,500

Part Time

8855251,535 2,9452,06017,365

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

  Mode StudyRegistrationService & ActivityTuition Fees1st SemesterSubsequent SemesterTotal Fees
Full time1,7108554,9007,4655,75536,240
Part Time1,5855853,1005,2703,68531,065

The fees is not include Personal Bond and Visa Reference (VDR)
** All fees are subject to change

Why This Programme?

At the Faculty of Education, we consistently provide the best learning environment, learning spaces, resources as well as learning experiences to all our students. Our philosophy is to develop the brightest minds in their fields. To achieve this, we believe in the importance of building a harmonious and balanced relationship between students and their supervisors, encourage vast exchanges of ideas and solutions through discourse and seminar as well as providing students with a sense of agency to explore their learning areas. Through our Doctor of Philosophy programme, students will be able to: 

  • Develop skills in analysing, evaluating and synthesising new and complex ideas that contribute to the expansion of knowledge and body of literature and at the same time be able to solve much needed local and global issues in society. 
  • Develop practical skills in producing innovative ideas that help to solve current problems; 
  • Cultivate a sense of agency and independence in doing research and at the same time expand networks with other scholars from different institutions and industries through collaborative and cross discipline research. 
  • Strengthen communicative skills and the leadership quality and thus serve as experts in their various fields to develop their countries.
How To Apply
  1. Candidates have to apply online via: http://www.ukm.my/join/
  2. Intake for coursework and mixed mode are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake).
  3. Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.
  4. The duration for Masters programme requires 2 to 4 semester of study on fulltime basis and 4 to 8 semesters on a parttime basis and for Doctor of Philosophy programme is 6 to 12 semesters on fulltime basis and 8 to 14 semesters on a part-time basis.
Faculty Information

Campus : Bangi, Selangor
Faculty : Faculty of Education
Degree : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

  1. Research & Mixed Mode Programme – Full Time (Min 6 Semester) / Part Time (Min 8 Semester)

Contact :
Faculty of Education
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603-8921 6297 / 6461
Fax: +603-8925 4372
Email: nadiahatiqah@ukm.edu.my
Website :www.ukm.my/fpendidikan

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118468 / 8389
Fax: +603 89118471 
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/akademik

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FeesOne YearTwo Years (Indonesian Only)
Processing Fee1,000.001,140.00
Student Pass60.00120.00
Visa Fee (according to country – not exceeding RM 50)50.00 (max)30.00
Ikad50.00100.00
eVAL150.00150.00
Service Tax (6%)78.6077.40
EMGS Insurance400.00400.00
Total:1788.60Total: 2017.40

All in Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Personal Bond
RM 2000
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RM 1000
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RM 750
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RM 500
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RM 300
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RM 200
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RM 1500
Fee for other countries

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