Doctor of Philosophy (Education) by Research – ODL

Course ID
SEGi University
Level of Study

The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) by Research – ODL programme at SEGi University is for educators seeking to elevate their professional development and assume influential leadership roles in academia or industry. This programme focuses on honing students’ research skills through rigorous supervision, curriculum-based methodologies, and the hands-on application of research projects on topics of personal interest.

Key highlights of this programme include flexible timetabling, multi-campus access, and robust academic administrative support. Students enjoy 24/7 access to a digital library, offering an extensive repository of resources and complimentary access to over 200,000 online courses. Furthermore, personalised one-on-one consultations are readily available online to ensure individualised support.

A standout feature is the ‘Industry into Classroom’ approach, where students engage in coursework and assignments directly sourced from industry projects. This provides students with hands-on, realworld experience while learning. They are mentored by academic experts and industry practitioners, offering a holistic perspective on applying knowledge.

SEGi’s commitment to student diversity is evident in its international student community, representing over 90 nationalities. This diverse environment fosters cross-cultural learning and networking opportunities. Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, this programme ensures a high standard of education and recognition locally and internationally.

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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

Orientation Dates