Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

General

Program Description

This research-driven program aims to further develop your current research skills in one of a number of key areas of biology. Working with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activities including critical analysis of literature, identifying an area of contribution, gathering information, and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations. 

Tutorials will be conducted in an exclusive, one-to-one manner and supervisors will be on hand to support you throughout the duration of the program. Prior to enrolment, prospective candidates will have to consult Sunway’s qualified and experienced supervisors to ascertain the area of research.

Intakes

January, March, June & September

Duration

  • 3 Years (full-time)
  • 4 Years (part-time)

Career Prospects

  • Entrepreneur
  • Lecturer/Science educator
  • Postdoctoral/Research scientist
  • Quality control/Health ad safety agencies
  • R&D (Senior researcher)
  • Senior laboratory manager
  • Scientific/Medical write
  • Scientific policy (government institutions)

Program Structure

The Modules

  • Research Design, Analysis, and Communication
  • Research Ethics and Biological Safety, and
  • Directed Readings and Academic Presentations to enhance their knowledge in research, in addition to the research thesis.

Areas of Research

  • Antimicrobials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer biology and therapeutics
  • Cell biology
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Virology

Thesis

The Ph.D. is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality, and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Entry Requirement

  • Master’s Degree: A Master’s degree in biological sciences discipline or related field
  • Other Qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based)
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Last updated Jul 2020

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