At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. 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 is a sign of expert knowledge, power, and limitless opportunities. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently.
Our PhD programme also is designed to mold students into more than just an expert in their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge.
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.
Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications:
- A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR
- Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the University Senate
Two core courses
- Research Process and Academic Writing
- Research Design and Methodology
- Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defense of his/her proposal
Data Collection and Thesis Preparation
- The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing
- After submitting the thesis, the students are required to attend a Viva Voce to defend his/her thesis
Applicants for Doctor of Philosophy (Professional Communication) programme are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out. The proposal should comprise 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
- The Methodology of study - Explain the methods used in a study such as a 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
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Last updated November 1, 2018