Programme Offered
  1. Doctor of Philosophy

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)

MALAYSIAN & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

Institute of Malaysian & International Studies

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The postgraduate program at IKMAS emphasizes research within the social sciences with focus on various disciplines especially economics, sociology, political science, law and culture. The program is research-driven within the framework of inter-regionalism, connectivity and inclusive development. 

Doctoral candidates at IKMAS embark on a rigorous journey, one that is multidisciplinary in nature and leading them to a deep understanding of historical and contemporary transformations, bearing in mind the interests of Malaysian society. The various dimensions of globalisation and occidentalism are essential to the multiple processes of social inequalities, for example economic differentiation and competition, as well as processes that impact class, ethic, gender, politics and identity.

The mandatory courses – Research Methodology and two courses on Globalisation and Occidentalism – equip our doctoral candidates with fundamental theories, conceptual frameworks, and research skills relevant to their chosen disciplines. 

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

IKMAS is located at the heart of the university’s main campus about 35 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. A wide range of facilities are available on the campus grounds for both academic and extracurricular activities. IKMAS graduates also benefit from the institute’s active networking with international and local bodies that leads to the organization of multiple events and programs every year. The graduates’ involvement in the four levels of IKMAS Postgraduate Seminar during the duration of their study provides them the platform to present their research work, engage with peers and research fellows for intellectual interactions and discourse. Academic counsel from the esteemed members of institute’s International Advisory Board, Adjunct Professors and Distinguished International Professors is an added bonus.

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

1,0107451,8353,5902,58016,490
Part Time8855251,6353,0452,16018,165

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

1,7109854,1006,7955,08532,220
Part Time1,5857153,3005,6004,01533,705

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

Why This Programme?
  • Discover your full potential as an independent researcher by working closely with our experienced faculty members who will supervise you throughout your study.
  • Participate in various projects ranging from laboratory-based or field research (hospitals or community) to inculcate genuine interest in your specialised research area.
  • Our graduates are equipped with research knowledge and skills to support their career development/improvement in every area of academic or fundamental/applied pharmaceutical sciences which requires professional research and development scientists. 
  • Opportunity to join the postgraduate society to take advantage of increased networking, career development, and learning opportunities.
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 Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

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

Contact
Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89215389/ 3949
Fax: +603 89261022
Email: ctsalwa@ukm.edu.my
Website: www.ukm.my/ikmas

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

Ready To Be A UKM Students?

FeesOne YearTwo Years (Indonesian Only)
Processing Fee1,000.001,140.00
Student Pass60.00120.00
Visa Fee (according to country – not exceeding RM 50)50.00 (max)30.00
Ikad50.00100.00
eVAL150.00150.00
Service Tax (6%)78.6077.40
EMGS Insurance400.00400.00
Total:1788.60Total: 2017.40

All in Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Personal Bond
RM 2000
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RM 750
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RM 500
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RM 200
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