Doctorate Degrees in Malaysia

See 21 Top PhDs in Malaysia 2017/2018

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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, Doctor of Business Administration

Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Malaysia Online + 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. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. 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.  Areas of study PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the School of Science, Business, Hospitality, and Law including: Applied sciences Biological sciences Chemistry Food science and technology Medical bioscience Biotechnology Environmental science. Business Hospitality Computers Science Engineering Mathematics etc Entry Requirement:- To apply for the PhD program, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area. Duration:- PhD can be undertaken over four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study. Intake periods You can apply for the PhD in Malaysia throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision. Studying in Malaysia offers international students more than academic achievement and a globally recognized qualification, the Malaysian education experience will give students a... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

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

The Computer Science Ph.D. programme prepares students in the highest level of theory and practice of Computer Science, aiding with the development of research and instruction skills for positions in academia, industry and other sectors. [+]

The aim of this programme are to produce scholarly graduates that are ready to become researcher, academician, consultant, specialist, entrepreneur and top management equipped with in depth specialisation and research skills. The programme shall develop graduates that are innovative and knowledgeable in the respective chosen field of study. The programme are also hoped to produce scholars that are aware of the sustainability issues that are pertinent in computer science and information technology and the wider global context. In general, IUMW will deliver a programme that is tailored to the scholarly need of computer science and technology, information science and technology in general with the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability embedded into the DNA of the programme. Entry Requirements Malaysian Students: Master’s Degree accepted by the University Senate and/or other qualifications as approved by the University Senate International Students: Master’s degree accepted by the University Senate and pass IELTS with band 6 or better, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence 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 defence of his/her proposal Phase 3 Data Collection and Thesis Preparation The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and thesis writing Phase 4 Viva Voce After submitting the thesis, the students is required to attend a Viva Voce... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

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

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. 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 mould students into more than just an expert within 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. 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 equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the University Senate Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence 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 defence of his/her... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration

Nilai University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Nilai + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 (PhD) 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 Vision: To produce ideas and suggests solutions to Financial and Managerial Decision Making and Control issues Management control and audit Financial Reporting and accountability Financial Analysis, Risk and Investment Leader:Professor Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham 2.Globalization of Economics and Business Vision: To be a respected research cluster producing research related to the impact and response of countries and business to globalization. Economic development Small and medium enterprises Multinational corporations Strategic outsourcing Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Lee Wai Chow 3.Management Leadership and Development Vision: To provide and encourage management capacity and capability building research. Sustainable leadership Workplace attitudes and behavior Entrepreneurship and enterprising culture HRM/HDM and talent management Strategic management and organizational issue Leader: Dr. Mandy Mok Kim Man Programme Pathway Entry Requirements Master's degree in business or a related field English Entry Requirements IELTS Band 6.0 TOEFL Paper based: 550 / Internet based: 79 For other qualifications, please consult our programme counsellors. Applicants are required... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Management

AIMST University
Campus Full time 1 semester Open Enrollment Malaysia Kedah

The objective of the doctoral programme is to provide the graduate students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in 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 specialities. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. 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 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 specialities. 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. Programme Outline Semester 1 MPRM 3001 - Research Methodology MPAS 3002 - Advance Statistics MPEB 3002 - Ethical Issues in Business Research Career Options With the professional accountancy route – our graduates will bring good talent and value to their chosen business careers in: Financial Accounting & Reporting Tax Consultancy, Auditing, Financial Services including investment banking & insurance, Investigating Fraud & Forensic Accounting, Corporate Finance & Corporate Planning, Strategic Management, Management Accounting, Management Consultancy Why AIMST AIMST University pledges to provide the best array of services and facilities to meet the discerning needs of our students. We have a range of specialist services ready to help and support them during their time with us. Our Student Affairs Officers will assist students in making arrangements for accommodation, transportation and even help to... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management

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

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

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 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence 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 defence of his/her proposal Phase 3 Data Collection and Thesis Preparation... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Business

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

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Business. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed to prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. 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 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence 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 defence of his/her proposal Phase 3 Data Collection and Thesis Preparation The student proceeds... [-]

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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (Research)

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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Science) (Research)

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,... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism) (Research)

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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Business) (Research)

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 in Biotechnology

AIMST University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 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. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. 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. 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. Programme Outline Year 1 Basic Chemistry Genetics Molecular Biology Microbiology Biochemistry Biocomputing Co-curriculum Social Service Biophysics Biodiversity Year 2 Genetic engineering Bioinstrumentation Cell culture Immunology Food technology Biostatistics Industrial training Plant science Human physiology Downstream processing Virology Biotech trends Algal & fungal sciences Year 3 Molecular modelling Environmental biotechnology Research methodology Biomolecular diagnostic Business management Bioethics, bioregulation & biosafety Research project Biomaterials Metabolomics Pharmacogenomics Molecular pathogenesis Aquaculture Nanobiotechnology Medical biotechnology Forensic sciences Career Options With the launching of the National Biotech... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2018 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 in Information Technology

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years January 2018 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. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Malaysia 2017/2018. 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... [-]