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Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD) In Education

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    Full Time
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    3 Years
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    Jun & Oct
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    Tution Fees
    RM 23,480

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education is to prepare candidates to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function at the highest academic and professional levels. The objectives of the programme are to produce graduate who have strong background in education discipline academic scholarship or researchers, able to apply the scientific methods in identifying problems and offering appropriate solutions. To equip graduates with important work related skills such as leadership and team building skills, decision making, critical and analytical thinking skills and project management skills. Generally the emphases on leadership, quality education, managerial and entrepreneurial skills as well as professionalism are well-covered in the nine(9) programme outcomes: apply systematic comprehension and in depth understanding of knowledge and skills in filed of education, solve real world problem in the area of education, express ideas and opinions critically and effectively in writing and oral presentation, recognize and formulated new approach or method in providing education based research findings, deliver and produce ideas and solutions with entrepreneurial and managerial skills, participate in a project-based assignment at individual or team level, complete research project while maintaining good professional ethics and social value, discover new knowledge through informal sources and training, promote the technological, social and cultural progress in knowledge based society in academic and professional contexts.

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Detailed entry requirements


You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Ph.D Programme: A Master’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 OR Any other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government; AND A pass in SPM with a minimum credit in English OR Pass a Master’s Degree from an institution which uses English as the medium of instruction OR Pass an internal assessment set by the university, with a minimum grade of C. The panel for the assessment shall comprise of two senior members of the faculty / school and a representative from the English Language Department from UNITAR Foundation School (UFS) or other relevant departments. The panel is appointed by the Dean / Director of the respective faculty / school / centres. Any additional assistance will be provided by the staff from the English Language Department.


Pass TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 points or 6.0 in IELTS for international students. A proposal of about 500 words in English must be submitted together with all the relevant documents required for admission to the University on the registration day.

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