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Duration of Study

Entry Requirements

The PhD takes 4 academic years (12 semesters) while the Master of Education takes 2 academic years (6 semesters) to complete. Master of Instructional Design and Technology takes a minimum of 12/3 academic years (5 semesters) to complete.

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) • Master’s Degree in Education (e.g. MEd, Ms in Education, MA in Education) OR • Master’s Degree and Bachelor of Education / Bachelor with Education / Diploma of Education / Diploma of Teaching / Certificate of Education

Financial Sources • Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF), Account 2 • Study Loan from banks • Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% Interest Rate)

Application Application is open throughout the year for all programmes. However, intakes are on a semester basis in January, May and September. Application Procedures 1) Complete the OUM application form (Application form can be obtained from OUM website) 2) Enclose the following: • Processing fees of RM50 in the form of bank draft or postal order made payable to UNITEM Sdn. Bhd. • 1 set of certified IC copy, all academic certificates and transcripts • 1 RM0.30 stamp 3) Applicants are encouraged to apply online @

Master of Education • Bachelor Degree with Honours in Education or its equivalent OR • Bachelor Degree with Diploma in Education OR Kursus Perguruan Lepasan Ijazah (KPLI) OR • Teaching Diploma / Certificate OR • Bachelor Degree with 2 years relevant work experience OR • Open Entry Master of Instructional Design and Technology • Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in any field of study or its equivalent, OR • Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of working experiences in related field, AND • English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL = 550 points OR • Open Entry Open Entry • Must have STPM (1 principle) or Diploma and 35 years old on 1st January of year applied

Centre for Graduate Studies Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (PhDEdu) KPT/JPS (KA6267) 8/10 Master of Education (MEd) KPT/JPS (A5740) 5/13 Master of Instructional Design and Technology (MIDT) KPT/JPS (KA9450) 11/13

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Established on August 10, 2000 Open University Malaysia (OUM) is the seventh private university in Malaysia. OUM leverages on the quality, prestige and capabilities of its owners - a consortium of the 11 Malaysian public universities.

OUM programmes are designed by experts from the industry, academia and professional bodies and are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), formerly known as National Accreditation Board (LAN).


Available anytime, anywhere and to anyone.

Striving on its motto of a “University For All” OUM subscribes to the philosophy that education should be made available to all, regardless of time, place and age.

Why study with us?


Advantage of completing your study at your own pace.


Reasonable fees payable by instalments. 10% discount upon full payment of semester course / tuition fees. 75% special fee reduction* scheme for physically disadvantaged and senior citizens. *Subject to terms and conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) Programme Structure Part I: Compulsory Course Work • Educational Research Methodology • Advanced Educational Research Methodology AND ONE Elective from the following list: • Theories of Organisation and Leadership • Foundations, Principles and Theory of Curriculum • Psychology of Learning and Instruction • Trend and Issues in Educational Technology • Comparative Education • Measurement and Evaluation in Education • Practice and Ethics in Counselling


Learners choose the nearest location as their learning centres and the number of subjects per semester. We offer a flexible blended mode of learning.

Part II: Research Upon completion of the required courses, candidates will be required to attend two seminars: • Seminar on Research in Education • Seminar on Research in Proposal Writing SELF-MANAGED LEARNING

Where learners study independently according to their time availability.


Electronic communication tools such as e-mail, bulletin board and chat rooms are provided to facilitate interaction among learners, tutors and facilitators.


Face-to-face tutorial sessions are conducted at Learning Centres during weekends or after office hours.

Part III: Thesis Examination Candidates are required to conduct research and complete a thesis under the guidance of a supervisor assigned by OUM. Candidates will be required to make a presentation of preliminary findings at one seminar: • Seminar on Research Report The completed thesis will be sent to an External Examiner and an Internal Examiner to be assessed and followed by a “Viva Voce”.

Master of Education

Programme Structure Learners will have to pass the following courses after which they will be required to complete a dissertation. Core Courses • Education Research Methodology • Theories of Organisation and Leadership • Comparative Education • Psychology of Learning & Instruction • Measurement and Evaluation in Education • Practice and Ethics in Counselling • Foundations, Principles & Theory of Curriculum • Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

For the dissertation, learners may carry out research in any of these areas: • Educational Administration & Management • Measurement and Evaluation • Language Education (TESL, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, Tamil) • Educational Philosophy & Sociology • Educational Philosophy & Counselling • Instructional Technology • Science & Mathematics Education • Social Science & Religious Education • Curriculum Planning & Development And any other area approved by Centre for Graduate Studies.

Master of Instructional Design and Technology Core Courses • Principles and Practices of Instructional Design • Research in Instructional Design and Technology • Applying Theories of Learning to Instructional Design • Online Assessment Methods • Learning Communities and Social Pedagogical Networks • Managing Intellectual Capital Electives Courses (Choose any 3 courses) • Design and Development of Interactive E-Content • Instructional Technology for Diverse Learners • Human Performance Technology • Managing Instructional Technology for Change • Network Systems and Learning Management • Instructional Technology Development Tools Capstone • Research Project Design • Current Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology • Conducting Research in Instructional Design and Technology / Practicum in Instructional and Technology • Virtual Seminar: Critique and Review of Electronic Portfolio

(All information correct as of January 2009)

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