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 Expertise|
|Dr MOK Soon Chong||莫顺宗 博士||Educational issues in Malaysia and South East Asia|
|Dr VOON Phin Keong||文平强 博士||Educational issues in Malaysia and South East Asia|
|Dr. LEE Kam Hing||李锦兴 博士||Educational issues in Malaysia and South East Asia|
|Dr. WONG Ing Poh||黄永宝 博士||Educational issues in Malaysia and South East Asia|
|Dr. WONG Shwu Huey||王淑慧 博士||Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Cultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Educational Psychology, Teacher Professional Ethics, etc.)|
|Dr. WANG Rui Xin||王睿欣 博士||Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Teaching Chinese as a First Language, Teaching Chinese as a Second language, Cultural and Cross-cultural Studies, etc|
|Dr. KEH Foo Bee||郭富美 博士||Research on Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, School Counselling, School Counselling Management, Guidance and Counselling, Marriage and Family, etc|
|Dr. TSAI Tai Fen||蔡苔芬 博士||Educational Research, Cultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Educational Psychology, School Counselling, School Counselling Management, Guidance and Counselling, Parenting Education, etc.|
|Dr. FOO Loke Min||胡禄铭博士||Malaysian Ageing and Professional Care|