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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

KPT/JPS (N/321/8/0128)(MQA/PA11636)03/26

The Doctor of Philosophy is aimed to provide graduates with research skills, in-depth knowledge in the field of communication, and scholarly leadership qualities. Doctoral candidates are equipped with the ability to communicate critically, objectively, and creatively as required in academia, to identify and solve problems, conduct cutting-edge research, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and ethics, while advancing lifelong learning. 

 

INTAKES: JANUARY, MARCH, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER

 

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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2 Modes

Normal and Prior Publication

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (NORMAL MODE)

Masters


International Students

DURATION

Full time:

3 – 6 years

Part time:

4 – 8 years

*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:

3 – 6 years

Part time:

4 – 8 years

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours), which have English as the medium of instruction, in the first year of their candidature.

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FUTURE CAREERS

When you’ve successfully completed this programme, you could advance to any of these exciting careers, including:

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Approximate Total Fees
(Local Students):

RM 48,650 (Full-Time)

RM 36,576 (Part-Time)

 

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

RM 35,700


Approximate Total Fees
(International Students):

USD 16,384

 

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

USD 11,997


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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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