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Course Structure

PhDThis 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:

  • Globalisation, Regional Integration and Development;
  • Sustainability, Governance and Social Change;
  • Multiculturalism and Community Development;
  • Social Development and Ethnicity;
  • Business Network, Knowledge Management and Competitiveness;
  • Gender and Development; and
  • ASEAN Studies and ASEAN-EU Relations.

Entry Requirement

Applicant should hold a recognised bachelor’s and master’s degree (CGPA 3.00 and above).

Language Requirement

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:

  • to obtain a score of 550 for a paper-based total, a score of 213 for a computer-based total or a score of 80 for an internet-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • to obtain a band of 5.5 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);


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.

Research Intent

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:-

  • Field of Research
  • Topic of Research
  • Statement of Problem (with supportive literature)
  • Research Objective
  • Research Methodology
  • Significant of the Research
  • References (if applicable)

The research proposal should contain maximum 1,000 words.

Intake Schedule

Applications for research programmes are open throughout the year. Candidate may apply anytime.


Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 23/05/2019