This Ph.D programme is purely based on individual supervised research. At the end of the candidate's study, a thesis must be submitted and upon successful defense of the paper, the candidate will be granted Ph.D status. All research proposals must be approved and supervised by the Faculty.
The candidate is greatly encouraged to carry out research in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities that is multidisciplinary and comparative in nature encompassing any country or region within Asia and Europe.
Areas of research include, among others:
Applicant should hold a recognised bachelor’s and master’s degree (CGPA 3.00 and above).
A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme and/or write his dissertation in the English language will be required:
Each candidate will be supervised by established and experienced academics based on their fields of study. Please refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my for possible supervisors.
Applicants for higher degree programmes by research are required to submit a brief statement of the research programme which they propose to carry out. The
proposal should comprise the following elements:-
The research proposal should contain maximum 1,000 words.
Applications for research programmes are open throughout the year. Candidate may apply anytime.