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Doctor of Education

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart Time studies/Weekend classes
FacultyFaculty of Education and Language
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

Programme Synopsis

The Doctor of Education (EDD) is designed to produce high quality academics in the area of education. This is in line with the nation aspiration in enhancing the human capital, which will be the pillar in achieving vision 2020. The following are the specific objectives of this programme.

  • To produce graduates who have wide education knowledge and skills to function as effective teachers, education officers or lecturers in educational institutions.
  • To produce education leaders who are capable of making decisions, planning dan carrying out duties that are entrusted on them effectively.
  • To produce academicians who are capable of con ducting research in their related fields of specialisation.
  • To develop educational leaders who can translate theoretical knowledge into practical applications.




Subject Name Credit Hours
Current Trends in Higher Education 3
Psychology of Education 3
Comparative Studies in Curriculum Change 3
Quantitative Research Methods 3
Qualitative Research Methods 3
Academic Writing for Postgraduates 3

Concentration Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Education Management
Economics of Education 3
Educational Change and Innovation 3
Educational Law and Governance 3
Human Resource Management in Education 3
Instructional Design
Instructional Design 3
Leadership in Instructional Technology 3
Instructional Tools and Applications 3
Trends and Issues in Distance Education 3

Elective Courses

Educational Management (Choose any 2)
Economics of Education
Educational Change and Innovation
Human Resource Management in Education
Instructional Design (Choose any 2)
Instructional Design
Leadership in Instructional Technology
Instructional Tools and Applications


  • Doctoral Seminar ( Conceptual Paper) : HPEF 7090 ( no credits)

Select either:

  • Dissertation : HPDT 7100 - 24 Credits
  • Research Portfolio : HPRP 7100 - 24 Credits
Entry Requirements

Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) in Education; OR Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) other than Education and possess Bachelor’s degree in Education; OR Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) other than Education and possess Diploma/Certificate in Teaching; OR Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) other than Education and possess at least 2-year teaching experience; OR Master’s degree (Level 7 MQF) other than Education and pass three (3) bridging courses offered by the university; OR Any equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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