The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD Ed) programme aims to train educational professionals to become independent researchers and to gain deeper and more critical insights into their own and others' professional practices and concerns. Through the fields of study in Sociology of Education, Educational Psychology, Education Management, Counselling, Education Development, and other relevant subjects, the programme promotes scholarly inquiry and the production of new knowledge within the context of a research culture.
The duration of full-time study is 3 to 6 years, part time is 4-8 years. Students are required to attend all prescribed modules, including the Research Methodology, Research Proposal & Seminar, Statistics and Data Analysis, Principles of Education (candidates without education major), and pass the Thesis Proposal Defense. Students are also required to attend and participate in forums/international conferences. PowerPoint presentations or full text publication are accepted.
The award of an PhD Ed requires the submission of a thesis examination and a viva voce (oral examination) by a panel including three examiners, two of whom is an external appointee. The PhD Ed thesis must show a comprehensive grasp of the relevant literature, the methodologies and the issues involved in a specific area of study.
Who Should Join the Programme
This programme is designed for students, teachers, lecturers, education administrators and all who are interested in educational studies to further their knowledge and advance their career prospects.
Graduates of this programme may choose to become:
|Name||Field of Research|
Dr. Mok Soon Chong
|Education and Culture of the Chinese in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
Dr. Voon Phin Keong
|Human Geography (Settlement, Population, Culture and Education), Chinese Community Studies, Issues of Chinese education in East & Southeast Asia
Dr. Wong Shwu Huey
|Curriculum and Instruction, Education and Sociocultural Studies, Chinese and Chinese Education, Teacher Education
Dr. Wang Rui Xin
|Language Education and Teaching, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese and Chinese Education, Educational Culture and Philosophy
Dr. Keh Foo Bee
|Counselling Psychology, Counsellor Education
|Dr. Lee See Seng
|Educational Research and Evaluation, Quantitative Data Analysis, Teacher Education