Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) programme is offered by full research. However, students without sufficient research skills and knowledge are required to enrol and pass the following courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):

  1.  SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
  2.  SCLE6014 Academic Writing
  3.  Any other course as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee.

To complete the PhD. programme, students are required to:

  1.  Present and defend the proposed research/thesis to a committee;
  2.  Present progress reports of research work at colloquiums arranged by the Graduate School or College;
  3.  Produce at least two (2) articles, in which (Option A or Option B):

   Option A:

  1. At least one (1) article is accepted for publication in ISI Journal or Scopus; and
  2. At least one (1) article is under review for publication in a refereed journal.

   Option B:

   Two (2) articles are published in a refereed journal

  1. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and
  2. Submit a written thesis


Postgraduate Coordinator:
Ts. Dr. Nassiriah binti Shaari
Tel: +604-928 5815
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This programme is offered by full research.

   Research Fields         Specializations Offered (but not limited to)     

Managerial Communication
Organizational Communication
Corporate Communication
Public Relations
Organizational Studies
Communication for Social Change
International Communication
Intercultural Communication
Human Communication
Health Communication
Political Communication

 Multimedia Studies

Creative Digital Content
Multimedia Design
Edutainment & E-Learning Courseware Development
Multimedia Production
Creative Programming
Mobile Content Development
Digital Storytelling
Human-Computer Interaction
Game Design & Development
Animation Design & Development
Digital Content Entrepreneurship
Ethics in Content Development
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Multimedia in Teaching and Learning
Multimedia for Special Needs

 Media Management

Film & Screen Studies
New Media
Media & Politics
Media & Islam
Media & Psychology
Media & Gender