Programme Offered
  • Ethnic Studies

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & Part Time

ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAMME

Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)

PROGRAM SUMMARY

To produce graduates who adhere to inclusive and critical approaches in academic analysis and public advocacy in ethnic studies at national and international levels.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

The Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

KITA is the only full-fledged research institute in Malaysia focusing specifically on ‘ethnic studies.’ Although academically, KITA has a ‘thematic studies’ orientation, it, however, draws its strength from both ‘disciplinary studies’ as well as ‘area studies,’ thus encouraging cross-disciplinary activities, involving three major sectors of the society, namely, the public, the private, and the community sectors. Thus KITA adopts an inclusivist approach in conducting its activities.

It is well-known that, globally, ethnic studies have emerged mostly from traumatic and even turbulent, violent circumstances. However, in Malaysia’s case, the frequently asked question is “how is it that she has been able to sustain, comparatively and relatively, stable and harmonious inter-ethnic relations?”. The pursuit of some credible answers for such questions motivates the establishment of KITA.

Programme Requirement

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

  1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;

  2. other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

  3. a student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or

  4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board

  5. any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or

  6. fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and

  7. fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

A person who wishes to apply for admission to the Doctorate programme shall possess the following qualification:

  1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;

  2. other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

  3. a student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or

  4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board

  5. any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or

  6. fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and

  7. fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

1. An international candidate is required to fulfill the English Language proficiency requirements as follows:

a) Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS(6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or

b) For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.

2. The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who:

a) will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;

b) has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or

c) is originally from a country where English is the official language or he/she has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses English as the medium of instruction.

The candidate may be exempted from the requirements stated in subregulation (2), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).

How Much It Will Cost Me?

Please contact Centre for Academic Management for further details:

Tel: +603 8911 8173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my

Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMShape) for further details:

Tel: +603-8921 3366 / 4196 / 3997 /5377
Fax: + 603-8925 1391
Email: accpkp@ukm.edu.my

Why This Programme?

To produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Correlate and analyse issues in ethnic studies using conceptual and theoretical framework between multiple disciplines
  2. Conduct critical analyses using the social science methodology, evaluation and synthesize of new and complex ideas in ethnic studies
  3. Make original contributions to research through thesis and publications to extend the scope and boundaries of ethnic studies
  4. Contribute knowledge and expertise through academic network with peers, scholarly communities and society
  5. Contribute towards development and implementation of developmental policies at local, national, regional and international levels
  6. Possess of noble ethics and personality, strong leadership culture, and the characteristics of high professionalism.
How To Apply
  1. Candidates have to apply online via: http://www.ukm.my/join/
  2. Intake for coursework and mixed mode are open twice a year, which is every October until November (for the next February intake) and every April until May (for the September intake).
  3. Application for research mode programmes can be made any time throughout the year.
  4. The duration for Masters programme requires 2 to 4 semester of study on fulltime basis and 4 to 8 semesters on a parttime basis and for Doctor of Philosophy programme is 6 to 12 semesters on fulltime basis and 8 to 14 semesters on a part-time basis.
Faculty Information

Campus : Bangi, Selangor
Faculty : Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)
Degree : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

  1. Research Programme – Full Time (Min 6 Semester) / Part Time (Min 8 Semester)

Contact :
Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel : +603-8921 3612/ 3967
Email: farisadinin@ukm.edu.my
Website : www.ukm.my/kita

Contact Us

Local Students

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118468 / 8389
Fax: +603 89118471 
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/akademik

International Students

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMShape)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 8921 5585 / 5609
Email: admissionpkp@ukm.edu.my
Web: https://www.ukm.my/ukmshape

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