Programme Offered
  1. Malay Language, Literature & Linguistics
    • Malay Language as a Medium of Knowledge and Unity
    • The Lingua Franca of the Malay Archipelago
    • Malay Literature: Oral and Modern
    • Linguistics in the Malay World
    • Malay World Manuscripts Studies
  2. Philosophy, Thought, and Malay Epistemology
    • Theory Construction of the Malay world
    • History of Thought and Civilization
    • Metaphysical and Scientific of Thought in the Malay World
    • Theories of Malay Life, Environment, and Settlement
  3. Archaeology, History and Malay Culture
    • Land Archaeology
    • Marine Archaeology
    • History
    • Music in the Malay World
    • Traditional Human rights
    • Malay Martial Arts
    • Malay Costumes
  4. Ethno-Science and Technology
    • Ethno-science
    • Ethno-technology
    • Ethno-mathematics
    • Herbs and Gastronomy
    • Engineering in the Malay World
    • Malay Architecture and Landscape
    • Malay World Medicine
  5. Education and Leadership in the Malay World
    • Islam, Malay and King
    • Malay Political Leadership
    • Mainstream Education
    • Pondok Education in the Malay World
  6. Malay Economy and Community Development
    • Banking in the Malay World
    • Migration and population
    • Finance n Economic History
    • Economic, Social and Cultural Transformation of the Coastal Malay

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time & *Part Time
*All lectures are conducted during office hours Monday to Friday (8.00 am –5.00 pm)

MALAY WORLD & CIVILIZATION PROGRAMME

Institute of The Malay World & Civilization (ATMA)

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The goal of this program is to produce graduates at PhD level in Malay World and Civilization studies which is based on six domains of research niche at ATMA incorporating philosophy, epistemology, thought, archaeology, history, culture, language, Malay literature, linguistic, ethno-science, education, leadership, and economic development in the Malay world. Candidates who follow this program will examine one of the issues related to their respective fields and manage the issue in the form of thesis writing

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

As a research institution, ATMA holds exceptional experts in various disciplines according to the niche, and almost all of its Research Fellows hold actual positions at ATMA. It enables research, publication, student supervision and so on to be administered in a focused manner. In terms of infrastructure for research and teaching, ATMA is equipped with archaeological laboratories, postgraduate rooms and other necessary facilities. Students who follow the program at ATMA do not only acquire information from their supervisors. They also have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by attending courses offered such courses for Malay World and Civilization studies, Research Methodology I, Research Methodology II and Academic Writing for Postgraduate Course.  

Programme Requirement

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

1. Masters Degree from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree or having other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

3. A candidate who is currently attending a full time a Master programme under paragraph 6(1) (a) in the University and is certified by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee/Centre for Graduate Management to convert his/her status to a Doctorate programme with the approval of Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Institute; or

4. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent results from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

5. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

6. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).

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

1. Masters Degree from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

2. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree or having other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or

3. A candidate who is currently attending a full time a Master programme under paragraph 6(1) (a) in the University and is certified by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee/Centre for Graduate Management to convert his/her status to a Doctorate programme with the approval of Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Institute; or

4. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent results from the University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or

5. Other qualifications recognised by the Senate obtained through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and

6. Fulfills other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable).

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?

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

  Mode Study

Registration

Service & Activity

Tuition Fees

1st Semester

Subsequent Semester

Total Fees

Full time

1,0107451,7353,4902,48015,890

Part Time

8855251,535  2,9452,06017,365

Full Research & Mixed Mode Programs (Full Time – min 6 sem; Part Time – min 8 sem)

  Mode StudyRegistrationService & ActivityTuition Fees1st SemesterSubsequent SemesterTotal Fees
Full time1,7108553,9006,4654,75530,240
Part Time1,5855853,1005,2703,68531,065

The fees is not include Personal Bond and Visa Reference (VDR)
** All fees are subject to change

Why This Programme?
  • Expert research fellows professionally supervise students.
  • Senior fellows hold more than ten years’ experience in the field.
  • They are intensively involved in research (particularly field research) in their respective fields.
  • To organised multidisciplinary research that is relevant to the issues in the Malay environment.
  • Emphasise Graduate On Time (GOT) among students.
  • Programs accredited by MQA.
  • Program review is completed periodically (once every five years) to suit current demands/needs.
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Malay Literature Program owns a certificate of recognition from SIRIM (MS ISO 9001: 2015). 
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 The Malay World And Civilization (ATMA)
Degree : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

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

Contact :
Institute of The Malay World And Civilization (ATMA)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel : +603-8921 5285 / 5542
Fax : +603-8925 4698
Email: intanzanariah@ukm.edu.my
Website : www.ukm.my/atma

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi Selangor
Malaysia

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

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FeesOne YearTwo Years (Indonesian Only)
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eVAL150.00150.00
Service Tax (6%)78.6077.40
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