Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Doctor Of Philosophy Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a research degree by thesis 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 3 - 6 years full-time and 4 - 8 years part-time.

The academic progress of a research student is evaluated twice a year through the progress reports. Final assessment is through thesis and a viva-voce examination.

A student who has satisfied the Examination Committee for Postgraduate Studies in all aspects of their work is eligible for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Enrol now for our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

  • February Intake
  • September Intake



  • A Master Degree with good pass from an approved university in an area relevant to the candidate's proposed area of research.
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate, or

English Proficiency

  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or its equivalent (e.g 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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