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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(24 m) 2 years
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Subang Jaya
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
Taylor's University

PhD (Education)

  Institution: Taylor’s University

Field Of Study:
Level Of Study:
PhD. Studies
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
August, March

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor’s School of Education is committed to developing educators who are passionate about the teaching profession. We empower students with knowledge, skills and competencies of the best classroom practices which incorporate cutting-edge technology.

We emphasises a combination of theory and practice based on established research findings and innovative methodologies. School of Education students are immersed in a learning environment that promotes life-long educational growth and continuous professional development. Self-regulated learning (SRL) and reflective practice will be cornerstones of our teaching and learning approach and this drive our students to take ownership of their learning.

At School of Education, students will experience an exciting and challenging learning journey that is not only grounded in sound educational fundamentals, but also traverses elements of the real and virtual dimensions of learning. School of Education will set you on a path towards an enriching, empowering and enlightening commitment in a vocation that impacts lives of our future generations
The key areas of research offered in the PhD programme are:

Key Research Areas

Education Management and Leadership

  • Education Policy
  • Education Administration
  • Mentoring and Supervision in Education
  • Education Reform
  • School Leadership

Curriculum and Teaching

  • Curriculum Theory and Implementation
  • Mathematics Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teaching Approaches
  • Classroom Management

Technology, Innovation and Learning Design

  • e-Learning
  • ICT in Education
  • Instructional Design

Educational Assessment

  • Classroom Assessment
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Assessment in Higher Education

Teacher Development

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Continuing Education

Language Education and Literacies

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Teaching Literature
  • Teaching Reading

Education and Society

  • Multicultural Education
  • Gender and Education
  • Peace Education
  • Life-long Learning
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Sociology of Education

Research Methodology

Research Methods

The module will train students to analyse social phenomena and professional issues in a rigorous and scientific manner. The training requires an understanding of two different components; research design and analytical techniques. It is designed to help develop students’ cognitive capabilities, allowing them to acquire, manage and apply knowledge effectively toward solutions for contemporary global issues. Students will be trained to form options on the basis of facts and to articulate their findings accurately.

Advanced Research Methods

This module will teach students the measurement of complicated data sets, hypothesis development, model development and testing. It focuses specifically on analysing psychometric properties of models and multiple regression analysis. The emphasis is on the application of these research tools in problem solving.

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