PhD Education


Program Description

PhD Education

The AeU PhD (Education) produces outstanding professionals who can handle today's critical educational challenges. Each of the specializations is designed to match current interests. It is geared for professional practitioners in education from public or private schools, community or government agencies, training departments, institutions of higher education and other education-related settings. Intake is all year round.

Accredited programme [2] by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) [3], Ministry of Higher Education.


• Any discipline is Education is accepted

• There’s no proposal at the point of entry. Why? We want to help you from the start by doing the research proposal together

AeU will outsource to local or international supervisor – to suit your needs

• Attendance for research workshops and/or colloquia is not compulsory

• Close monitoring process is our main focus


• Possess a Masters Degree in education approved by AeU Senate OR

• Possess a Masters Degree and teaching experience or related experience for a period of 2 years.


Modes of Study:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Blended Learning

Duration: 3-4 years

No. of Semesters: 12 (1 semester is 4 mths)

Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional): Once a month – Saturday & Sunday

Supervisor: Provided by AeU

Audit Subjects (Optional):

• Research Methodology

• Multivariate Analysis

• Qualitative Research

MQA Accreditation: PA 9152

EPF & HRDF Claimable (Malaysians Only): YES


• Enhance knowledge of theory, developments, and practices in the selected specialization;

• Enhance ability to create conceptual systems that reflect synthesis, coherence, and extension of knowledge about education;

• Provide opportunities to engage in academic research, scholarship, systematic inquiry, communicate and evaluate research;

• Enhance ability to understand, utilize and interpret basic principles and methodologies of educational research design and data analysis;

• Enhance understanding of computer technology and its applications in educational settings;

• Provide a graduate experience that is intellectually stimulating, professionally relevant, leading to research that supports decision making and problem-solving around the key issues facing the six areas of education.


Curriculum & Instruction: teaching and learning theory, curricular designs, school improvement, student achievement, a social science subject, nursing education, teacher education and reflective practice who will assume senior positions as curriculum planners, curriculum evaluators, pedagogues and so forth.

Educational Psychology: cognitive development, learning & metacognition, personality, attitudes & beliefs; behavior modification and counseling; who will assume senior positions in colleges & universities, school settings, testing firms, industry and research organizations.

Instructional Technology: computer-mediated communication, computer-based instruction, web-based learning, instructional systems design and collaborative online learning; who will assume senior positions as leaders in instructional design departments, managers of e-Learning organizations and education-related organizations.

Language & Literacy: discourse analysis, language & gender, teaching reading & writing, critical literacies, bilingual education, literature; who will assume senior positions in school settings, language departments, and education-related organizations.

Mathematics & Science Education: children learning of mathematics and science, misconceptions in science, problem-solving in mathematics, constructivism & mathematics, technology in teaching mathematics & science, numeracy issues; and who will assume senior positions in school settings, colleges, universities and curriculum development departments.

Educational Management & Leadership: interrelated societal and organizations dimensions of educational institutions; undertake research in policy, bureaucracy & devolution, professional development, leadership; for senior administrative and management positions in education.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Asia e University (AeU) is a dual-mode (residential full time and online distance learning), the international university set in Asia, by Asians for Asia under the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). Its ... Read More

Asia e University (AeU) is a dual-mode (residential full time and online distance learning), the international university set in Asia, by Asians for Asia under the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). Its establishment is an initiative of Malaysia, as the prime mover for dual mode learning, with the support of 31 ACD Member Countries as confirmed at the Islamabad 2005 and Doha 2006 ACD Ministerial Meetings. AeU collaborates with global educational institutions to offer quality, affordable and marketable programmes through e-learning. Our cross-border and cross-culture programmes have attracted high numbers of postgraduates from around the world. AeU is also the main facilitator of the Asian Credit Transfer System (ACTS) - the mutual accreditation of academic programmes among Asian educational institutions. The ACTS is a part of AeU's CSR efforts in narrowing the digital divide among Asian communities. Focused on personalised learning on demand, AeU provides education for working professionals in search of flexibility, innovation and creativity in their educational needs. Vision To be a leader and a premier educational hub in the promotion of affordable and quality dual mode learning in Asia. Mission To work in collaboration with universities, institutions and corporations, drawing upon their collective expertise, prestige and resources to provide quality Higher Education and Lifelong Learning. Objectives Provide academic programmes of international reputation by capitalising on the expertise and prestige of collaborating institutions. Provide students with access to relevant, affordable, cost-effective, flexible education, and training programmes. Develop appropriate pedagogical strategies and technologies to strengthen students' critical thinking, creative abilities, and communication skills. Ensure that all programmes and courses meet the quality benchmark established in the policies and standard e-learning best practices among member institutions. Core Values Empowerment: We inspire trust and cultivate responsibilities in order to create value for our clients Excellence: We aspire to excel in our services and are committed to continuous improvement Integrity: We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards and professionalism Creativity: We constantly seek new new and innovative ways to do things Professionalism: We inculcate the highest standards in carrying out duties and tasks Read less