Doctorate Degrees in Malaysia

See 18 Top PhDs in Malaysia 2017

PhD

There are a range of choices of universities and programs for earning a PhD in Malaysia, as the country has grown to be an attractive destination for international students. There are a number of universities that focus on science and technology, among other subjects, and have high quality research programs. Another benefit is that earning a PhD in Malaysia can be a fraction of the price compared to universities in Europe and the US. Students can also benefit from the international presence as well as the local Asian culture, offering an exciting environment for pursuing a PhD.

Program requirements vary, however, like most PhD programs, a PhD in Malaysia requires extensive research in the field of study that leads to the writing for a dissertation or thesis, and then defense of the dissertation or thesis in front of a panel of experts.

If you are looking for an exciting destination for advancing your education and career, then you may want to consider a PhD in Malaysia. Scroll through the options below and find out!

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

Perdana University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

Examples of some intended fields of research would be namely Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine and Public Health. Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework; Phase II: Comprehensive Examination; Phase III: Proposal Defence; Phase IV: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation; Phase V: Thesis submission and examination. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research RESEARCH AREA OF INTEREST Examples of some intended fields of research would be namely Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine and Public Health. Entry Requirements ACADEMIC A Master’s degree accepted by Perdana University’s Senate; or other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are recognized by Perdana University’s Senate. ENGLISH Students must possess a good command of the English language. Curriculum Structure Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework (if required) Phase II: Comprehensive Examination Phase III: Proposal Defence Phase IV: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation Phase V: Thesis submission and examination [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Finance (PhD)

INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Campus Full time September 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The PhD programme is industry-driven and is based on strong academic fundamentals, emphasising robust and rigorous knowledge in Islamic finance. [+]

The PhD programme is industry-driven and is based on strong academic fundamentals, emphasising robust and rigorous knowledge in Islamic finance. On campus study Our campus is close to the city center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; one of the most vibrant Islamic financial markets in the world. The industry is supported by numerous government initiatives to further strengthen the country’s position as an international Islamic financial centre. PhD candidates benefit from access to a wide range of local courses and seminars. In addition, INCEIF also has close relationship with Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Islamic financial institutions locally and internationally. PhD candidates are encouraged, at an early stage in their programme, to participate in local and international workshops and conferences. The Malaysian Advantage Experience Islamic Finance in action in the cradle of modern Islamic Finance where strong regulatory support has resulted in a robust industry. Network with Industry Experts In addition to attending regular classes and tutorials, students interact with industry experts during the regular industry talks where invited industry speakers give presentations on the practical aspects of Islamic Finance. Entry Requirements PhD by Coursework and Dissertation Masters degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning; Applicants for PhD by Coursework and Dissertation must submit an essay on career development/goal not exceeding 3 pages; arial font size 12, double-spaced. PhD by Research Masters degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning; A minimum 5 years work experience in financial institutions; & Submission of a research proposal Applicants for PhD by Research must submit a research proposal not exceeding 10 pages; arial font size 12, double-spaced. Both programme require English proficiency is also a must. Applicants whose native language is other than English must have one of the following: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 6 Exceptions from English language proficiency can be given to those whose medium of study at entry level is English. It is essential that all candidates speak, write and understand English fluently. The greater your fluency in English, the more you will benefit from the programme for the following reasons: Lectures are participative Your study group will require you to take an active role [-]

PhD (Education)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhD in Education

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor’s School of Education is committed to developing educators who are passionate about the teaching profession. We empower students with knowledge, skills and competencies of the best classroom practices which incorporate cutting-edge technology.... [-]


PhD (Science)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Research in the School of Biosciences encompasses four broad themes (Infectious Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Environmental Research, Food Science and Nutrition) and is supported by a core group of researchers in bioactive compounds (Drug Discovery & Development Team) [+]

Research in the School of Biosciences encompasses four broad themes and is supported by a core group of researchers in bioactive compounds (Drug Discovery & Development Team):

Infectious DiseasesThe rich biodiversity of Malaysia enables the discovery of novel compounds to fight infectious diseases. At Taylor’s University, the identified natural compounds will be examined for their bioactive properties as well as their mode of action. In addition to the antimicrobial research, the host-pathogen interaction research is focused to understand the disease manifestation in host cells. Non-communicable diseasesDiet, smoking, alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle and stress have contributed to greater incidences of heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, among others. Available drugs for these diseases are often accompanied by undesirable side effects, not selective enough or simply too expensive. Hence, this cluster targets the discovery of novel lead compounds and to scientifically validate natural remedies for lifestyle-related chronic diseases Environmental ResearchResearch conducted in this cluster focuses in bioremediation, taxonomic identification of marine flora and to facilitate the development of mechanisms or processes that are in compliance with environmental laws. It will target improvement in resources savings, waste disposal and resolving environmental stress issues. In addition, researchers in this cluster also provide consultation and training in environmental management systems Food Science and NutritionThe broader aim of research in this cluster is to study the fundamentals and applied aspects of new functional foods, medical foods and nutraceuticals as well as new technologies that facilitate development of novel consumer products that enhance human health, food safety and functionality. ... [-]

PhD (Hospitality and Tourism)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Hospitality and Tourism must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhD (Hospitality and Tourism)

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Hospitality and Tourism must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts offers a wide range of courses in the field of hospitality management, tourism management, culinary arts and foodservice management. We are the first private institution in Malaysia to offer bachelor's degree and master's degree programmes in hospitality and tourism management in partnership with our renowned French partner, the University of Toulouse, France. Now we also become the first to introduce this PhD programme.... [-]


PhD (Business)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhD (Business)

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Established in 1993, Taylor's Business School has grown to become one of the largest and most dynamic business schools in Malaysia. We are the preferred business school for hundreds of students who want an internationally recognised business qualification. Through strong linkages and collaborations with industry leaders and professionals, we are able to offer co-curricular programmes that help expose students to practical fieldwork, gain real world experience and enhance their marketability in the job arena.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2017 Malaysia Kedah + 1 more

The PhD programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), UUM College of Business is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

The program is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. The program aims to produce graduates who are capable of becoming scholarly researchers and making original contribution to knowledge in their specific field of study.

As part of our commitment in becoming a center of excellence for business and management education, students may choose to specialize in any of the various business fields such as Management, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Islamic Banking and Finance, Marketing, Technology Management, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Project Management) PhD

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Project Management with advanced knowledge, skills in management practices and research works. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. [+]

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Project Management with advanced knowledge, skills in management practices and research works. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It equips industry practitioners' scholarly level of awareness on project management issues and the skills to exploit their specialist knowledge in applied research and development within the academia and industry. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications as approved by the University Senate; OR Applicant with a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 3.70 and above can apply directly for a PhD programme Programme Structure Phase I - Coursework (8 credit hours) Phase II - Proposal Defence Phase III - Thesis Preparation Phase IV - Viva Voce Research Proposal Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out. The proposal should comprise of the following elements: Field of research Topic of research proposal Background or a brief literature review on the research topic Objective of study - explain the objectives that influence the research Methodology of study - explain the methods used in study such as library research, lab work, field work, etc. Work schedule Equipment required (where applicable) Brief bibliography The research proposal should contain between 1,500 - 2,000 words or about four (4) pages. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Business) PhD

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Business. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Business. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications as approved by the University Senate; OR Applicant with a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 3.70 and above can apply directly for a PhD programme Programme Structure Phase I - Coursework (8 credit hours) Phase II - Proposal Defence Phase III - Thesis Preparation Phase IV - Viva Voce Research Proposal Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out. The proposal should comprise of the following elements: Field of research Topic of research proposal Background or a brief literature review on the research topic Objective of study - explain the objectives that influence the research Methodology of study - explain the methods used in study such as library research, lab work, field work, etc. Work schedule Equipment required (where applicable) Brief bibliography The research proposal should contain between 1,500 - 2,000 words or about four (4) pages. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years January 2017 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

This programme aims to develop and nurture research-oriented Information Technology professionals who are sensitive to the current global multicultural and multinational environment in the corporate world. [+]

This programme aims to develop and nurture research-oriented Information Technology professionals who are sensitive to the current global multicultural and multinational environment in the corporate world. Key Features Deepen and extend knowledge and understanding of Information Technology in the international context. Increase expertise in key areas such as Information Technology, Computer Science, and Information System and to broaden the range of professional roles. Develop independent research skills and gain insight into Information Technology issues, trends and challenges in the global context. Course Structure Phase I Research Methodology (3 Credit Hours) Phase II – Elective Post-Doctoral Seminar / Advance Statistics / Advanced Algorithm (3 Credit Hours) Phase III Thesis (9 Credit Hours) Admission Requirements A Master's Degree, as accepted by the Senate of IUKL; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's Degree that are accepted by the Senate of IUKL; AND Candidate must have completed at least ONE (1) of their earlier degrees (Master's or Bachelor's) in Computing or related to computing For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language to satisfactorily complete the course (where necessary candidates may be required to sit for an English language proficiency test (EPT). International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English. Fee Structure MALAYSIAN STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM28,200.00 Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00 Insurance RM70.00/year Total Fees (Approximate) RM28,700.00 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM28,500.00 Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00 International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00 Medical Insurance RM500.00/year Visa Processing RM360.00/year Medical Examination RM250.00/year Total Fees (Approximate) RM36,500.00 [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment (By Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2017 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthesis and research in the challenging Built Environment sector. This programme is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthesis and research in the challenging Built Environment sector. This programme is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature. Key Features To provide students with flexibility of research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialised areas of Built Environment. To equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capability and career development. To expose students to the research frontier in various fields of specialisation in Built Environment. Admission Requirements A Master's Degree accepted by the Senate of IUKL; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's Degree that are accepted by the Senate of IUKL For local applicants, an English language proficiency level considered sufficient to satisfactorily complete the course International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English. Research Areas Architecture Geomatic Engineering Quantity Surveying Landscape Architecture Facilities Management Real Estate OR any other relevant field in built environment. Fee Structure MALAYSIAN STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM45,630.00 Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00 Insurance RM70.00/year Total Fees (Approximate) RM46,100.00 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM45,900.00 Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00 International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00 Medical Insurance RM500.00/year Visa Processing RM360.00/year Medical Examination RM250.00/year Total Fees (Approximate) RM53,900.00 [-]

PhD in Engineering

International Islamic University Malaysia
Campus Full time February 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The PhD degree is conferred in recognition of marked ability and scholarship in some relatively broad field of knowledge. The student must perform an independent investigation in the form of a thesis. [+]

The PhD degree is conferred in recognition of marked ability and scholarship in some relatively broad field of knowledge. The student must perform an independent investigation in the form of a thesis. Programme Description Upon admission to and enrolment in the Kulliyyah of Engineering, all PhD students are eligible and given the option to sit for the Comprehensive Examination. In the event that either (1) a PhD student sits and fails the Comprehensive Examination or (2) a PhD student chooses to defer his Comprehensive Examination and take some postgraduate courses, the Kulliyyah of Engineering, after recommendation from the relevant department, will assign three postgraduate engineering courses to be taken by the student. With a minimum grade of B (CGPA of 3.0 or above), he/she will be allowed to sit for the Comprehensive Examination. The student can repeat the Comprehensive Examination only once. After passing the Comprehensive Examination, a PhD student registers for the thesis and starts in consultation with his/her supervisor, preparing his/her thesis. All PhD students are required to submit a thesis that contains the findings of their research project which carries 0 credit hours. Students will select a research topic via consultation with their supervisors who will guide the students in the preparation and the progress of both research work and thesis writing. The students will defend their thesis in front of a Thesis Examination Committee in a public seminar. All Master’s and PhD theses should be submitted according to the Thesis Format specified by the Graduate Studies Administration. Other graduation requirements for the PhD programmes are (i) taking a Seminar Course for two semesters, and (ii) taking the course RKGS 6000 Values, Technology and Society. If it is deemed necessary to reinforce and/or supplement the engineering background of a PhD student, he/she could be asked by his/her supervisor to attend certain undergraduate or postgraduate courses as special-requirement courses and/or audit courses. Entry Requirements Students must have: A relevant master’s degree with good grades from IIUM or any other institutes of higher learning recognized by the IIUM Senate in the relevant area, or Any other certificates that are recognized as equivalent to a master’s degree and relevant professional experience that is recognized by the Senate in the relevant area. Language Requirements Applicants must present: A score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 points in the test administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the above test may take up language proficiency courses at the University to fulfill the admission requirements. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

Asia e University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The DBA programme is designed to prepare future managers with in-depth knowledge and research skills in the business administration and management fields. [+]

DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The DBA programme is designed to prepare future managers with in-depth knowledge and research skills in the business administration and management fields. Comprehension, evaluation and creation of new knowledge are some of the areas covered in the programme to developand enhance your leadership capabilities. Furthermore you will gain a better understanding of not only theories and methodologies, but best practices in your chosen field of research. 

This programme is a combination of coursework and research based programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 year programme can be done on a part time or full time basis - both modes are ideal for working adults. Intake is open every February, May, July, October and December.... [-]


PhD Arts

Asia e University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The PhD Arts programme offers interdisciplinary courses in History, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on major aspects of the Asian and other humanistic and social traditions. [+]

PhD Arts

 

The AeU PhD (Arts) is a fully research programme that provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. This 3-4 year programme can be done on a part time or full time basis - both modes are ideal for working adults. Intake is open all year round.

 HIGHLIGHTS

•    Fastest growing Graduate School [6] in the region with 300 research students within 3 years.

•    Any discipline in Humanities and Arts is accepted

•    There’s no proposal at the point of entry. Why? We want to assist you in coming up with research proposal together

•    AeU will outsource for local or international supervisor – to suit your needs... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Ph.D. programme offered at KLIUC has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared toward mastering the Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development. This degree is [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

The Ph.D. programme offered at KLIUC has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared toward mastering the Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development. This degree is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of anadvanced nature.

Admission Requirements

• A Master Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields from any Malaysian government accredited institution OR otherequivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of KLIUC.

• For local applicant, sufficient mastery of the English language is required... [-]