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Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. UNIRAZAK is wholly-owned by Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra, which also owns Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). Since 2012, UNIRAZAK has been under the leadership and guidance of our esteemed Chancellor, YABhg. Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid.

UNIRAZAK is known for its coveted degrees which were jointly-developed in partnership with globally renowned professional bodies. This unique approach enabled its students to obtain dual publications: a degree and accreditation by professional bodies relevant to their chosen fields be they in accounting, management, taxation and Islamic banking & finance. To date, UNIRAZAK’s programme partners include CPA Australia, Chartered Management Institute of United Kingdom (CMI), Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants (MATA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), Malaysian Institute of Insurance (MII) and others. Today, UNIRAZAK is firmly established as ‘Kuala Lumpur’s Premier School of Business, Government & Education’.

UNIRAZAK meets the highest standards for tertiary education and has been awarded MSC-status and SIRIM certification ISO 9001:2000. In 2017, UNIRAZAK achieved 4-star ratings for MYRA and SETARA and was bestowed the Ministry of Education’s Grand Award for ‘Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year’ in 2015.


SEH is committed to providing a coherent, developmental-based teacher education programs that prepare potential students to establish and work within the teaching and learning communities which help to maximize their own potentials and the potentials of their future students. The programmes offered by SEH promote collaborative learning and critical reflection as away to develop a community of life-long learners who can respect diverse perspectives, make informed decisions, and be
responsive to the changing needs of individuals in our society. All of our programs are designed based on the philosophy that knowledge is power and every child deserves to be taught ethically by quality professionals and teachers who believe that all children are capable of learning. Thus, the goal of the school is to ensure graduates acquire professional knowledge, develop professional skills and exhibit dispositions that they will need in order to be effective teachers as well as contributing members of the society.

SEH offers pertinent programmes in education and language studies that prepare its graduates to accept, honour and enhance the diversity of learners and discover their teacher persona through reflection and progressive field experiences. The programs
offered are Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Honours), Bachelor of Education (Honours), Bachelor of English (Honours), Master of Education (TESL), Master in Early Childhood Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

UNIRAZAK’s Doctor of Philosophy in Education programme aims to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and capabilities to become high quality independent researchers and scholars in specific areas of education. Students will be exposed to key competencies in developing critical, innovative and novel research ideas and in establishing sound theoretical frameworks, rigorous research methodologies and meaningful contributions to the body of knowledge in education fields.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in national and international research activities and contribute to publications and professional learning communities. This programme will also feature digital applications and platforms that allow students to interact and collaborate with peers through an online community site or virtual environment, simultaneously building technology skills that are essential for leading research and learning in the classroom.


The program is divided into two parts as follows:

A. Taught Courses:

Research Methodology

Research Seminar

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Multivariate Date Analysis

Qualitative Research Methods

B. Thesis



A Master’s degree from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak or its equivalent from an institution of higher learning recognized by
the Malaysian Government or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.

  • There shall be no direct entry from bachelor’s degree level to doctoral degree level.
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree qualifications may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree program after a year enrollment of master’s degree subjected to:
    • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level;
    • Rigorous internal assessment by the University;
    • Approval by the University Senate

English Language

All applicants are required to attain any of the following before they are accepted for admission into the program:

  • International Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (internet based ) with a minimum score of 34; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of 160; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of 180; or
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 36; or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 3.

Students from countries that use English as their first language or whose academic qualifications from institutions that use English as the intermediate language are exempted from the requirements stated above.


  • Research Methodologists at Research Agencies
  • University Lecturers
  • Subject Matter Experts at various educational levels
  • Researchers at related organisations
  • Policy Advisors
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