Doctor of Philosophy (Education) by Research – ODL

Course ID
SEGi University
Level of Study

The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) is designed for teachers to pursue professional development in order to play a greater leadership role in academia or the industry. Throughout this programme, candidates will develop students’ research skills through quality supervision, methodologies learned from the curriculum, and actual application of a research project on a topic of interest (entirely by research without the teaching practicum component). As candidates, you’re required to take courses in Advanced Quantitative Research Methods and Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.

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Mode and duration of studies

Mode of Studies
Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

Full time: 3 years, Part time: 6 years

Entry requirements

A master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the University Senate; or
Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia.
Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by SEGi University.
A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:

a. a bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;

b. undergo internal assessment; and

c. any other requirements of the University

Bachelor’s degree candidates who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert to the doctoral degree programmes subjected to the following conditions:

a. within 1 year for full time and within 2 years for part-time candidates;

b. having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation by SEGi University; and

c. approval of the University Senate.

Programme structure and modules

Year 1

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
Research Proposal and Seminar
Research and Thesis

Year 2

Research and Thesis

Year 3

Research and Thesis

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme can explore careers such as academicians at institutes of higher learning, social researchers, education administrators, learning designers or instructional designers.

Intakes & Orientation Dates

14/01/2023 20/05/2023 23/09/2023 
Orientation Dates
07/01/2023 20/05/2023 23/09/2023