SCHOOL OF EDUCATION offers a full range of postgraduate programmes, professional development opportunities, consultancy and support services for teachers, schools, principals and those in social services. Through its programmes in teacher education, graduate work, professional development, research and international education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia seeks to engage students, simulate their interests, and raise their awareness of their environment and communities. In short, it encourages graduates to make a difference in the world.

PhD Programmes by Research

  • Management and Administration in Education
  • Guidance and Counselling in Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Education and Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • Physics Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multimedia in Education
  • Online Learning
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Sports Science, Excercise and Movement

Admission for Doctor of Philosophy Programme

A master’s degree in related disciplines with a recognize teaching qualification from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other higher learning institutions recognized by UTM Senate.

Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree programme. The students’ PhD research work is supervised by a supervisor (or a panel of supervisors) and students’ academic progress is assessed every semester via online progress report. The degree is awarded upon passing all required courses and PhD thesis’ viva voce examination. Students are required to complete the following courses together with their doctoral research :


University Compulsory Course : U– xxx3 (3 Credits)

Faculty Compulsory Courses :  MPPU 1060 Research
Methods and Data Analysis (HW}
MPPU 1070 CrticalAnalysis (HW}
MPPU 1080 Academic Writing (HW}

Doctor of Philosophy (By Research for All Programs)

Students are required to register their research code every semester starting semester one. Make sure you register the right code.
Progress report for every semester – GSMS system
• Students must submit their proposal to the faculty by the end of their 3rd semester.

Graduate on Time (GOT):
– 42 months (MYRA II); 48 months (KPM)
– Period: from registraCon to Senate endorsement

Thesis Submission

* NOTICE for thesis submission: 3 months prior to submission
* Plagiarism check (eg: turnitin report) – each chapter and overall
* Normal submission : after 36 months (3 years) Students are required to publish in at least one Scopus indexed journal or two Scopus listed
proceedings before being able to submit.
* Students will be given a V (examination) status once they submit their thesis. Submission of thesis must be done within the study period.

Publication Requirement for Thesis Submission

Full Time : 3- 8 Years (6-16 Semesters)


How to Apply:

Log in to School of Graduate Study’s website :

For further information, please contact:


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin
Chair of School, School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai, Johor
Tel : 07-5534258
Email :


Cik Hazlina Bt Stam
Assistant Registarar
Tel : 07-5534506
Room : Academic Office (C22)