Doctor of Philosophy (Social Science)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Sciences program is Postgraduate by Research program and involves the development of a thesis through interaction with a Supervisor. This program provides you with the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of social science research. You will understand, study and demonstrate your novelty in social science research and contribution to this knowledge through your dissertation.

Program information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.

 

EXPERT EDUCATORS
With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.

 

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UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.

 

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We partner with a leading UK university to give you access to a world class education in Malaysia. Northumbria University is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

Duration
3-6 years (Full-time), 4-8 years (Part-time)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

RESEARCH PROPOSAL 

  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
  • In order to enhance the rigor of their research proposal, students will also need to complete a semester of Research Methods in addition to participating in periodic research seminars and workshops.

 

PROPOSAL DEFENCE 

  • A presentation session chaired by UOW Malaysia KDU, with an invited panel of examiners, to ensure the candidate is able to articulate their research ideas and plans, as well as having the necessary skills to carry out the research activities as proposed.

 

RESEARCH 

  • Upon approval of the research proposal, under the guidance of their supervisors, students will work independently on their research projects.

 

THESIS

  • Upon completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a thesis. Typically, a thesis for PhD should not be more than 80,000 words.

 

VIVA VOLCE 

  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertaion, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science
  • Civics
  • Economics

Intake dates

2021

15 January 28 May 10 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM40,950

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International students

RM59,100

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Master Degree :
Completion in Master’s Degree or equivalent in a related field

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 5 in MUET

 

International Student :
Band 6.o in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 59 and above for Pearson English Test

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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