PhD in Education

DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION (PH.D)

The Kulliyyah of Education (KOED), IIUM offers a unique Ph.D Programme, which examines knowledge from an integrated Islamic perspective.  It offers an array of courses taught by experienced academic staff trained in the Muslim World and the West.  The University offers an Islamic and international environment conducive for research and learning.

Programme Description

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PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the Doctoral Degree in Education Programme are to produce professionals in education who understand the principles and theories of Islamic education and who are able to translate them through research, instruction and practice, thereby contributing to the improvement and advancement of education.

Entry Requirements

PROGRAMME MODES

There are two modes of Ph.D programme in Education.  The modes are Mode A and Mode B.  Mode A is Ph.D by combinations of Coursework and Dissertation while Mode B is Ph.D by Thesis only (By Research only).

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

MODE A:

Ph.D combination of Coursework and Dissertation

Academic Qualification:

  • A good Master of Education Degree or its equivalent recognized by the IIUM Senate.
  • Proof of English and/or Arabic Language proficiency, where relevant, should be submitted at least two months before the semester starts:
    • a TOEFL score of 550/IELTS of band 6.0 or a score of 6.0 on IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).
    • a score of 7.0 on the IIUM administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

Note: Applicants who have completed regular programmes of studies and graduated from universities that use English (or Arabic) as the medium of instruction in English (or Arabic) speaking countries or who has graduated from IIUM in a programme with English (or Arabic) as the medium of instruction are exempted from English (or Arabic) language requirement.

  • Satisfactory performance in the admission interview conducted by the Kulliyyah of Education Postgraduate & Thesis Supervision Committee (INPaTS).
  • Applicants who do not have Masters Degree in education will be required to take “special requirement courses” at 6000 level, not more than 12 credit hours or 4 courses to compensate for the deficiency to be decided by the Institute’s Admission Committee and/or their supervisory committees. These courses comprise one (1) core course “EDU 6003-Advanced History & Philosophy of Islamic Education” and three (3) courses from relevant specialized courses. Student may require to audit additional courses related to his/her research topic.
  • The programme is open to both full and part time candidates.
  • Submission of a concept paper of 2000 – 3000 words as indication of intended research.

 

MODE B:

Ph.D by Thesis only (Research only)

Academic Qualification:

  • A good Master of Education Degree or its equivalent recognized by the IIUM Senate.
  • Proof of English and/or Arabic Language proficiency, where relevant, should be submitted at least two months before the semester starts:
    • A TOEFL score of 570/IELTS of Band 6.0 or a score of 6.0 on IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).
    • A score of 7.0 on the IIUM administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).
  • Work experience in educational fields of not less than five years.
  • However, applicant who obtained CGPA of minimum 3.00 or Good, Honours Degree, Jayyid, or 70%, but have work experience in educational fields for more than five years and has published quality article(s) or developed a programme/curriculum/teaching materials/course outlines/textbook/involve in academic research can be considered.
  • Satisfactory performance in the oral interview conducted at the Kulliyyah of Education or through telephone.
  • Submission of a satisfactory thesis proposal comprising statement of the problem, brief literature review and methodology. The thesis proposal should contain of 6000 - 8000 words.

 

 

 

 

 

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