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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ARCHITECTURE

KPT/JPS (N/581/8/0110) (MQA/PA11464) 11/25

The Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) is the culmination of academic and research achievement for students pursuing architectural studies.

The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) is to create and disseminate new knowledge relevant to Architecture and its related areas of focus. The Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) however does not prepare students for licensing.

 

PHD BY PRIOR PUBLICATION MODE

PhD by Prior Publication is a pathway to achieve a Doctoral award. The candidate’s publications before registration are included in the submission for the Doctoral award.

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3 to 6-year

Programme

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Researched-Focused

Curriculum

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2 Modes

Normal and Prior Publication

Entry REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (NORMAL MODE)

*Bachelor’s degree candidates who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert to the doctoral degree programmes subjected to the following conditions:

i. Within 1 year for full time and within 2 years for part-time candidates;

ii. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation.

iii. Approval of the Taylor’s University Senate.

*Students without a qualification in the related fields or relevant working experience requires to undergo and pass a bridging module.

*Any of the condition of the above would require student’s research proposal to be approved.

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (PRIOR PUBLICATION MODE)

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

FAQ for Prior Publication

1) How long is the candidature?

The minimum duration of candidature is 6 months and must not exceed 2 years.

2) What are the criteria for the award of the degree?

The minimum requirement for the award of the degree is to:

(a) Pass thesis examination and viva-voce/ oral examination.

(b) Confirmation of meeting minimum candidature period (from the first day of intake commencement to confirmation of satisfactory amendment of thesis/dissertation by examiners).

3) How will progression tracking be done?

Progression tracking is done by monitoring of research progress periodically through:

a) Regular consultation with the supervisors (supervisor-supervisee log);

b) Progress report; and Seminars (research seminar, thesis completion seminar).

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

DURATION

Full time:                                                                            Part time:

3 – 6 years                                                                                 4 – 8 years            

Who Should Join This Programme?

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours) in the first year of their candidature.

Fees and Scholarship

Approximate Total Fees
(Local Students):

RM 48,640 (Full-Time)

RM 35,936 (Part-Time)

 

Approximate Total Fees for Prior Publication Mode
(Local Students):

RM 36,820


Approximate Total Fees
(International Students):

USD 16,365

 

Approximate Total Fees for Prior Publication Mode
(International Students):

USD 12,260


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Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.

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