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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree awarded by the University. It requires the conduct of an original research project, writing and defense of a thesis.

The programme is designed to train candidates to satisfy scientific curiosity, contribute to academic community and enhance personal development.

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The PhD degree is offered by research mode only leading to the submission of a thesis.
Candidates are required to take Research Methodology course during the first year of studies.

The minimum requirements for admission into the PhD programme are :

  • a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field; and
  • a Master’s degree in the relevant field; and
  • evidence of adequate training, work experience and ability to undertake research

International applicants are required to have:
University of Malaya requires all postgraduate candidates to be proficient in the English language. Entry requirements for those who are writing their Thesis/Dissertation in English:

  • A band 6 for IELTS; OR
  • A score of 550 paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a score of 80 for internet-based for TOEFL.

Application and admission are open throughout the year.

Last Updated: 28/07/2021