PhD programmes offered by Faculty of Medicine UKM are classified as research mode. The programmes are conducted primarily through research works under supervision of academic faculty members to produce a full thesis at the end of the study. This mode of study is chosen by students who seek discovery of in-depth and novel knowledge, enjoy critical thinking and problem solving, and planning for career advancement. Various programmes are available, depending on the research areas. Ultimately, the programmes aim to produce graduates who are qualified and competitive for the workforce.
Full-Time : 6 – 12 Semesters (Maximum)
Part-Time : 8 – 14 Semesters (Maximum)
*** International Students : Full-Time Only
Throughout the Academic Year
Students will spend most of their time on research activities. All students are required to complete the ‘Research Methodology’ course in the beginning of the study. The Bahasa Melayu language course is compulsory for all international students.
Students will be supervised by the faculty members for their research component. Applicants are required to approach and seek potential supervisor with matched research interest before applying for the study. Information regarding potential supervisors can be found at the faculty’s Secretariat of Research and Innovation website (http://www.ukm.my/spifper/) or the respective departmental website.
Students are required to complete the following criteria within 12 semesters in order to be considered for graduation:
Career prospects include but not limited to academic and research institutes, industry, and entrepreneurship.
Credentialing: a process to set the standards and to do an evaluation for a person’s qualification in a field or procedure. It is recognition for the professional training done by a medical practitioner.
Privileges: the rights given by the hospital for a medical practitioner to give treatments or to do procedures on hospital patients based on the qualifications of the training, and the medical practitioner’s experience and expertise.