Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Programme Synopsis

The PhD in Education is a research-oriented degree designed for educators from schools, teacher training colleges, universities, businesses, industry, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, the military and other educational settings who need a strong research base in their careers.

The intent of the programme is interdisciplinary and designed to meet the needs of educators in various positions. Students are presented with knowledge and skills in solving problems and making decisions about research that will advance their development in the profession.

Opportunity is provided for students to focus on an area of study according to his or her interest, previous background and experience.

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Normal Entry

Master’s degree in Education / related field; OR
Bachelor’s degree with first class in Education / related field from OUM or other institutions recognized by Senate; AND

  • i) Registered for a Master’s degree in Education / related field; AND
  • ii)Passed related qualifying examination.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

Coursework Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM7800 RM1869 RM1869 RM1869
Sem 2 RM1869 RM1869 RM1869 RM1869
Sem 3 RM1869 RM1869 RM1869 RM1869
Total RM28,359

Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Those who are at the age of
  • 60 - 74 years on the registration date – 75%
  • 75 years and above on the registration date – 100 %,
    Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 75%


  • Note

    • Minimum payment: RM1000 for Any Postgraduate Programmes
    • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
    • Administrative charges of RM250 per semester is applicable for extension of Masters Project.
    • Financial Options: EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest) , HRDF Fund.
    • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit except cash discount for early settlement.
    • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
    • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit.
    • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the programme.

    This programme comprised three parts:

    • Part I - Compulsory Core Courses
    • Part II - Research
    • Part III - Thesis Examination

    Part I: Core Courses
    Subject Name Credit Hours
    Educational Research Methodology 3
    Doctoral Seminar: Research Area in Education 3
    Part II

    After completing the required courses (PART I) learners will begin the research and thesis work (PART II) under the guidance of a supervisor. Each learner will meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in a semester and achieve satisfactory progress in the research / thesis work before being allowed to register in the subsequent semester.

    Areas of specialisations in research / thesis:

    • Educational Administration
    • Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • Reseach and Evaluation
    • Educational Technology
    • Educational Sociology
    • Educational Psychology
    • Educational Philosophy
    Part III

    When the learner has completed the thesis and is ready for examination, an examining committee consisting of one internal examiner and one external examiner will be appointed to assess the thesis (PART III). The learner will be examined in the Viva Voce session.

      Name: DR SOON SENG THAH
    Tel (Office): 6032 7732 431
    Tel (Mobile): 6016 2880 808
    Email: soon@oum.edu.my