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Doctor of Education - EdD

  • Doctor of Education (Science Education)
  • Doctor of Education (Educational Technology & Multimedia)
  • Doctor of Education (Curriculum Instruction)
  • Doctor of Education (TESOL)

There are two major components in the programme:

  • Coursework (60 units)
  • Research/Dissertation (30 units)
Courses Offered

The Coursework Component
Advanced Research Methodology and Statistics (12 units)
This component aims to enable the candidate to master the process of educational research. The courses deal with various research methods that enable the student to learn research skills, data processing techniques, statistical analysis and the use of computers in data analysis.

Major Areas of Specialisation (28 units)

Candidates have to major one area of specialisationfrom the following:

  • Science Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Cognate or Substantive Courses (20 units)

Candidates are required to select 5 courses from the Master's or Doctoral courses offered by the School of Educational Studies or other Schools that can support or enhance the scope and depth of the candidate's major.

The Dissertation Component

Candidates are required to select a research topic and carry out an intensive research study under the supervision of a lecturer/supervisor and members of the Dissertation Committee.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Masters degree.
  • Training and or professional experience in the field of education.
  • Fulfil other requirements determined by the individual areas of specialisation.

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

(Applicable for Malaysian Applicants Only)

  • MUET Band 4 for Doctor of Education (TESOL) and Master of Education (English Language Education, TESOL)
  • Full-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 8 semesters / Max 14 semesters
REGISTRATION  310.00 222.50
PROGRAMME  47,250.00  11,940.00
THESIS EVALUATION  750.00  250.00
CONVOCATION  120.00  30.00

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