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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

PROGRAME CODE: LVA
MODE OF STUDY: RESEARCH

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  1. A Master’s degree by way of research; or
  2. A Master’s degree by coursework with CGPA of not less than 3.7; or
  3. A Master’s degree by coursework with CGPA between 2.0 and 3.69 and a Bachelor degree with CGPA not less than 3.0; or
  4. A Master’s degree by coursework with CGPA between 2.0 and 3.69 and a Bachelor degree with CGPA between 2.5 and 2.99 and one of the following criteria :
    1. Relevant work experience;
    2. Publication in the relevant field;
    3. Applicant is a scholarship holder;
    4. Applicant is a University of Malaya graduate;
    5. Applicant is a civil servant.

Language Requirement

English Language for Non-Malaysians
TOEFL – score 600;
OR
IELTS (Academic) – band 6.00

Bahasa Malaysia for Malaysians
Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Bahasa Malaysia for Non-Malaysians 
Required to attend at a satisfactory level and pass a course in Bahasa Malaysia conducted by the University before being conferred the Degree.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The PhD programme is a full research programme leading to the submission of a thesis based on an individually supervised research.  All research proposals must be approved and research be supervised by the Faculty. 

PhD candidates are required to register and pass a Research Methodology course (LVX8001) with 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.

FACULTY SEMINARS

  1. Research Proposal seminar-to be delivered at the Second Semester. The candidates are required to submit a research proposal of 3,000 – 5,000 words.
  2. Candidature Defence seminar - to be delivered at the Fifth Semester. The candidates are required deliver a research progress report of about 10,000 words.
  3. 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.

PUBLICATION

Candidates are required to show proof of acceptance at least one (1) paper is 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 Faculty for publication before the committee of Examiners’ meeting and viva-voce.


PROGRAMME DURATION

Minimum  : 4 Normal Semesters 
Maximum : 12 Normal Semesters

FEES STRUCTURE

Average Fees*

Malaysian: RM 14,208.00
International: USD 7,115.00

*Subject to change

Last Updated: 19/12/2019