Master By Research

Masters by Research

The Master's degree by research is under the supervision of an experienced member of academic staff or a supervisory panel. A panel is made up of graduate staff and experts from either within or outside the University. The minimum duration of studies is 2 years full-time and 3 years part-time.

The academic progress of research student is evaluated twice a year through progress reports. The degree is examined through the presentation of a thesis and a viva voce examination. A student who has satisfied the Graduate Studies Committee in all aspects of their work is eligible for the award of Master's degree.


Important Dates for Application & Registration : September 2014 Intake



International Students

Local Students

Closing Date for Online Application


18th July 2014 **

5th August 2014

Meeting to finalize


22th July 2014

13th August 2014

Offer Letter to Applicants


25th July 2014

15th August 2014

Registration date by students

2nd – 3rd September 2014


2nd – 3rd September 2014 



2nd – 15th September 2014 


2nd – 15th September 2014 


**As successful International applicants need to apply for visa.

Entry Requirements (as approved by Senate Nos. 02/2014 -13)


  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate; or,
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent with at least CGPA of 2.50 and did not achieve CGPA of 2.75, may be admitted depends on rigorous internal evaluation, or
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent but with CGPA less than 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field.
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate.
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or its equivalent ( eg. TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test-196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70 ) is required.


Field of Specialization

  • Communication Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Political Studies
  • Urbanisation & Community Development

For more details, please contact Deputy Dean (Postgraduates and Research)

Dr. Ahmad Nizar bin Ya'akub

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