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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN FOOD STUDIES

KPT/JPS (N//811/8/0350) (MQA/PA12870) 01/27

The Doctor of Philosophy in Food Studies programme offers students the opportunity to conduct research on food from the perspectives and methods of the social sciences. The programme prepares researchers and practitioners to tackle critical issues related to the cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions of food. Graduates are expected to venture in the academia, industry, government and non-governmental organisations at the local, regional or global level. 

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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3 to 6-year

Full-Time Programme

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4 to 8-year

Part Time Programme

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Research-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 above conditions 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) in the first year of their candidature.

KEY RESEARCH AREAS

At Taylor’s University, we believe research can help shape the future. Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.

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This doctor of philosophy focuses on the diversity of food research in the following key areas: 

HIRING GRADUATE STUDENTS

More than 300 postgraduates have chosen Taylor's to fulfill their research aspiration. Join us and contribute to our innovative and progressive research projects here.

WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS PROGRAMME?

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 48,640 (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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