Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration of programme

  • Full time: Minimum 6 semesters, maximum 12 semesters;
  • Part time: Minimum 8 semesters, maximum 14 semesters

Mode of study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research mode programme, which leads to a thesis writing (not more than 100, 000 words) and oral examination. Students are required to present their research findings in scientific conferences and to publish journal articles. Students are required to attend two (2) core courses i) Research Methods & Biostatistics, and ii) Professionalism & Informatics with the aim to enhance their knowledge and skills in conducting research.

 

Entry Requirement

Basic Qualification

  • Master’s degree (research mode) from UKM or any institution of higher learning recognised by the UKM Senate; or
  • Master’s degree (clinical) from UKM or any institutions of higher learning recognised by the UKM Senate; or
  • Master’s degree (course work or mixed-mode) with minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 from UKM or any institutions of higher learning recognised by the UKM Senate; or
  • Other qualification equivalent to the Master’s degree or have other qualification with at least 5 years experiences recognised by the UKM Senate; or
  • Candidates who are currently pursuing a Master’s degree in research mode in full-time at the University, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty to change status to a Doctoral Degree program, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty
  • Pass the interview conducted by the Faculty
  • Other requirements set by the University Senate, as stipulated in the UKM Regulations (Graduate Studies) 2021
  • For international candidates, English language proficiency test score of minimum for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 550 (paper-based, PBT) or 80 (internet-based, iBT) or 213 (computer-based, CBT); Band 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Band 4 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET); Pearson Test of English (PTE – Academic) is 51; Cambridge English Qualifications is 160. The result must still be in its validity period by the time of application

 

 

    Application

    • Applicants are advised to communicate with the potential supervisor(s) prior to application for a higher chance of acceptance.
    • Applicants are required to submit a brief research proposal which they intend to carry out.
    • The proposal should contain no more than 1,000 words comprising of field of research, topic of research, problem statement, research objectives, methodology, research significance and references.
    • Apply at JOIN UKM system: https://join.ukm.my/

    Please submit the following documents for application:

    • Latest curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Two signed and dated referees’ reports
    • English language proficiency test results (for international applicants)

Tuition Fees

Full Time (Currency: Malaysia Ringgit, MYR)
CandidatesRegistrationService & ActivityTuition Fees1st SemesterSubsequent
Semester
Total Fees
Malaysian1, 0107453, 9855, 7404, 73029, 390
International1, 7109857, 2909, 9858, 27551, 360
Part Time (Currency: Malaysia Ringgit, MYR)
CandidatesRegistrationService & ActivityTuition Fees1st SemesterSubsequent
Semester
Total Fees
Malaysian88522534354845396032565
International171098572909985827567910

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+603-9289 7774/7850

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Programme Coordinator

Associate Prof Dr Shahida Mohd Said