Department of Food Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Research field

Research in food sciences includes analysis and food chemistry, flavours, edible biopolymers, phytochemicals and other food additives, food ingredient, food acceptance, food soup, quality and food safety, food microbiology and fermentation, community nutrition.

Degrees offered:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science)

Entry requirements

a) Master of Science degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any other university recognised by the Senate; or
b) Other qualifications equivalent to a Master of Science degree and have other qualifications or experience recognised by the Senate; or
c) Attend a Master of Science program at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Committee to change status to the Doctorate Program with the approval of the Senate; or
d) Bachelor of Science degree or other equivalents to a Bachelor of Science degree with a Cumulative Grade Average (CGPA) of at least 3.67 from the National University of Malaysia or any other university recognised by the Senate.

Program Structure

Each candidate of this program is required to register and pass STPD6014 Research Methodology course and thesis every semester until completion of the academic program. Students are required to schedule meetings with their supervisor or postgraduate committee for not less than 40 hours per semester for full-time students and 20 hours per semester for part-time students. The research output is written into a thesis.