The PhD programme is a full research programme leading to the submission of a thesis based on individually supervised research. All research proposals must be approved by and research supervised by the Faculty.
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All PhD candidates are required to register and pass a Research Methodology course with three (3) credits.
At the end of the candidature, a candidate is required to produce a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words on the subject of his/her research. The examiners must be satisfied that the thesis is a connected piece of writing that contains original work and critical interpretations worthy of publication and is of sufficient standard and merit to qualify for PhD.
All PhD candidates are required to deliver three (3) seminars.
The First Seminar, which is a research proposal seminar, is to be delivered within the first four semesters. Candidates are required to submit a research proposal of 3,000 to 5,000 words on the following:
The Second Seminar, which is to be held in the fifth semesters, is a candidature defence seminar which requires a candidate to deliver a research progress report of about 10,000 words on the following:
The Third Seminar, which is to be delivered prior to submission of the thesis, requires the candidate to submit a summary of the thesis of 3,000 to 5,000 words, and an abstract of 500 words. Summary of the thesis shall contain an overview of the thesis, purpose and scope, significant research findings, and contents of chapters.
PhD candidates starting on 2012/2013 academic session and onwards are required to show proof of acceptance at least one (1) paper in ISI (WoS) – Ranked Full Length Journal Paper or at least two (2) papers in the journal category A or B that is recognized by the CoR for publication before the Committee of Examiners’ meeting and viva-voce.
Applicants for the PhD programme at the University of Malaya must satisfy the following requirements:
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