Doctorate Degrees in Malaysia

View 32 Top PhDs in Malaysia 2018/2019

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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)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2019 Malaysia Alor Setar + 1 more

The Ph.D. 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 (Ph.D.)

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 the 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 in Islamic Finance (PhD)

INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Campus Full time September 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

PhD in Islamic Finance will enable candidates to develop the technical and intellectual ability needed to pursue research across a broad range of areas in Islamic finance. INCEIF’s PhD programme is industry-driven but yet based on strong academic fundamentals. [+]

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

As a global leader in Islamic finance education, the INCEIF Doctoral programme has been developed to produce schools of international standing whose research furthers theoretical understanding while meeting the practical requirements of the Islamic finance industry.

The is structured to enable students to develop the technical and intellecttual ability needed to pursue doctoral research across a broad range of areas in Islamic finance.

For more information : http://www.inceif.org/doctor-of-philosophy-in-islamic-finance/ or email us at marketing@inceif.org... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Management

AIMST University
Campus Full time 1 semester Open Enrollment Malaysia Alor Setar

The objective of the doctoral programme is to provide the graduate students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in a selected branch of management in a disciplinary or multidisciplinary field. The focused research and training in the programme will enable the graduate students to be competent in handling basic or applied research in their chosen specialties. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Management

The objective of the doctoral programme is to provide the graduate students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in a selected branch of management in a disciplinary or multidisciplinary field. The focused research and training in the programme will enable the graduate students to be competent in handling basic or applied research in their chosen specialties.

Participants embarking on this programme will enhance their research management skills in the area of management studies, be imbued with holistic skills in managing change within a dynamic business environment, become visionary graduates capable of applying best business theories to practice, thus providing a valuable service to the community at large.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology

AIMST University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Alor Setar + 2 more

The objective of the postgraduate programme is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in a selected branch of Biotechnology. This will enable graduates to be competent in handling basic and applied research in their chosen specialties. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) was the second Faculty to be set up at AIMST. It has set its goals to promote cutting-edge multidisciplinary programmes in which are infused the elements of innovativeness and technopreneurship designed to enhance market competitiveness.

Currently, the Faculty has only one department, which is Department of Biotechnology. Under this department, FAS offers its own three-year degree programme with honors i.e. BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology (BT). In addition to BSc course, Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology (by research) are also offered by FAS through Department of Biotechnology. Postgraduate programs are becoming popular among the students and the numbers of students are increasing every year.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

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. [+]

Doctorates in Malaysia 2018/2019. 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. We emphasise a combination of theory and practice based on established research findings and innovative methodologies. At School of Education, students are immersed in a learning environment that promotes life-long educational growth and continuous professional development. Self-regulated learning (SRL) and reflective practice will be cornerstones of our teaching and learning approach and this drive our students to take ownership of their learning. At School of Education, students will experience an exciting and challenging learning journey that is not only grounded in sound educational fundamentals but also traverses elements of the real and virtual dimensions of learning. School of Education will set you on a path towards an enriching, empowering and enlightening commitment in a vocation that impacts lives of our future generations. The key areas of research offered in the PhD programme are: Education Management and Leadership Education Policy Education Administration Mentoring and Supervision in Education Education Reform School Leadership... [-]

PhD (Computer Science)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

The Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) is a research programme aimed at those who wish to be excited of innovation and/or discovery in a changing global landscape. This programme facilitates graduate students to have a strong grounding on algorithmic foundations of computing, endeavor scientific research in a variety of fields in Computer Science or IT, preparing them in applying computational thinking to a diversity of applications in Computer Science and beyond that may cut-across disciplines. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) is a research programme aimed at those who wish to be excited of innovation and/or discovery in a changing global landscape. This programme facilitates graduate students to have a strong grounding on algorithmic foundations of computing, endeavor scientific research in a variety of fields in Computer Science or IT, preparing them in applying computational thinking to a diversity of applications in Computer Science and beyond that may cut-across disciplines. Building their life’s career path, graduates of this programme would pursue higher value activities that include intellectual property creation, system design, and integration, handling challenging problems that have real-world impact. Who should join this programme Candidates who aspire for transformational research and explore the boundary of human knowledge High-end or high-value technical jobs or high-level research in industry Advancement of their research career in industries Enter academia or end up with tenure-track academic jobs Our endeavor to create the best possible graduate experience [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Science) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

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 Diseases The 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 Diseases Diet, 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 Research Research conducted in this cluster focuses on 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 resolve environmental stress issues. In addition, researchers in this cluster also provide consultation and training in environmental management systems. Food Science and Nutrition The 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 the development of novel consumer... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

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. [+]

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 stand out from other hospitality academies as 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.We are best known for the quality of our teaching faculty comprising 90-plus full-time local and expatriate academics, many of whom are either industry professionals or top academicians. They have a wide range of research interests and are capable of supervising PhD students in a wide array of topics related to hospitality and tourism.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Business) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

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. [+]

Doctorates in Malaysia 2018/2019. 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 Doctor of Philosophy students is required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature. The key areas of research offered in the PhD programme are: Accounting Accounting Information Systems and Risk Management Corporate Governance Financial Reporting Market-Based Accounting Research Banking and Finance Corporate and Personal Finance Electronic Banking Financial Management Financial Reporting Islamic Finance Microfinance Money Laundering Productivity and Efficiency of Financial Institutions Risk Disclosure Practices of IPO and PLC Risk Management and Supervision of Financial Institution Consumer Behaviour Customer Relationship Management Influence of Behaviour upon Society Personal Motivation Place and Space Tourist and Leisure Behaviour Economics Business Economics Econometrics Energy Economics International Economics International Macroeconomics (Exchange Rate Management and East Asian Financial-Capital Market Integration) International Trade Macroeconomics Microeconomics Statics Tourism Economics Marketing International Marketing Services Marketing Management Employment and Training Opportunities in South East Asia Entrepreneurship Environmental Management Human resource management Knowledge Management Poverty Alleviation via Tourism Real Estate Development Strategic Management Sustainable and Responsible Tourism [-]

PhD (Engineering)

Taylor’s University
Campus October 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. in Engineering 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. [+]

Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. in Engineering 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 Doctor of Philosophy students are required to attend the Scientific Research Practices and Entrepreneurship modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor's School of Engineering specializes in Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. We offer a well-established curriculum, backed by a highly qualified team of academics, who possess multidisciplinary research strengths in the following fields:... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment (By Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide an 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. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide an 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 the flexibility of research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialized 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 specialization 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 ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years January 2019 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... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration

Nilai University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2019 Malaysia Nilai + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration.

This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration.

The research topics may include but are not limited to the following topics identified under 3 research clusters, namely:

1.Financial and Managerial Decision making & Control... [-]


PhD ICT

Asia e University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The AeU Ph.D. (ICT) prepares you to take lead in today's fast-growing field of Information Technology. This full research programme takes about 3-4 years and has a unique set of [+]

Ph.D. ICTThe AeU Ph.D. (ICT) prepares you to take lead in today's fast-growing field of Information Technology. This full research programme takes about 3-4 years and has a unique set of specialization areas. You can benefit from our strong research faculty of international stature and exposure. Intake is all year round.

Accredited programme [2] by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) [3], Ministry of Higher Education.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Any discipline in Information Technology is accepted

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

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


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) & Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. [+]

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields.

The main thing that distinguishes Ph.D. from other academic study is research. To complete a Ph.D., each candidate must present results from their research to the faculty in a lengthy, formal document called a dissertation (more popularly referred to as a thesis). The student must then submit their dissertation to the faculty and defend their work an oral examination. Most universities will have a separate fee structure for international students.... [-]