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Doctor of Philosophy (Professional Communication)

Offered by: International University Of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
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Exam BodyIUMW, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years / 6 sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees40,050 / Course
Fees (International Student)50,200 / Course
CampusIUMW City Campus
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Humanities
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting
Mode of StudyBy Research; Thesis and Viva Voce
Course Description

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.


Programme Structure

  • Semester 1
    • Research Process and Academic Writing
    • Thesis Writing 1
  • Semester 2
    • Research Design and Methodology
    • Thesis Writing 1 (continued)
  • Semester 3 - Thesis Writing 2
  • Semester 4 - Thesis Writing 2 (continued)

+ For Part-Time studies, minimum number of semesters to fulfill is 6 semesters

Research Proposal

Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out.
The proposal should comprise of the following elements:

Entry Requirements
  1. A master’s degree accepted by the hep senate; or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree that are accepted by the hep senate; or
  3. Candidates registered for master’s degree programmes with at least cgpa 3.67 may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programmes subjected to:
    • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral degree level
    • Approval by the hep senate.
Intake Months14 Feb, 27 Jun, 5 Sep

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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