Programme Offered
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Arts Performance and Management
  • Communication (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY ONLY)
  • Development Science
  • English Language Studies
  • Environmental Management
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Development (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY ONLY)
  • Linguistics
  • Malay Language Studies
  • Malay Literature
  • Political Science (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY ONLY)
  • Postcolonial Literature in English
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Strategy and Security Studies

Mode of Study: Research
Registration Status: Full Time

SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Doctor of Philosophy programme covers a wide range of research disciplines offered by the six Research Centres at FSSK. A Doctoral degree will broaden your knowledge and expertise in your chosen field and help you to advance in your career as a scientific researcher.   FSSK is committed to providing our future researchers with the best research experience in the disciplines of social sciences and humanities.

LIFE AT THE FACULTY

FSSK is located on the UKM campus in Bangi, Selangor, 35 km south of Kuala Lumpur. FSSK is a centre of excellence that fosters the kind of critical thinking and creativity that builds leaders.

Learning at FSSK is designed to promote independent thinking and active participation. FSSK has an impressive and proven track record in teaching, research and publication, as well as graduate employability. We offer students an innovative, supportive and intellectually challenging environment that stimulates them to succeed in their chosen field of study.

FSSK is home to some of Malaysia’s foremost scholars, many of whom are world experts in their fields, nationally and internationally renowned for their research. It is no wonder that the government of Malaysia has bestowed on UKM research university status.

FSSK is committed to equipping students with the most effective ways of learning. We start from the belief that as every student is an individual, learning is a personal journey rather than a standardised, linear progression. We therefore assist student to discover their own learning style, to understand and build their motivation, and to acquire effective study skills that will retain their value throughout their lives.

Programme Requirement

A person who intends to apply for a doctoral programme should have the following
qualifications:

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. 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?

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

1,0107451,9953,7502,74017,450

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 time1,7108554,4857,0505,34033,750
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?
  1. Work closely with faculty members who supervise independent research.
  2. One of the largest research-intensive universities in the Malaysia.
  3. UKM engages in world-class research across a diverse range of discipline.
  4. We are one of the top 100 universities in the world | QS World University Rankings 2020.
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 : Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Degree : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Duration:

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

Contact :
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Tel : +603-8921 5145/5286
Fax : +603-8925 2836
Email: shadira@ukm.edu.my
Website : www.ukm.my/fssk

Contact Us

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

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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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