This research programme is aimed for future researchers who are extremely excited to explore and discover new concepts, explanations, and ideas in the communication field. This programme caters to the students who possess a strong theoretical background and wish to undertake independent research with the guidance of one or more faculty members.
The research curriculum of the PhD programme consists of an in-depth investigation into specific research issues related to professional communication, with the aim of adding to existing knowledge, as well as contributing new and groundbreaking knowledge to the field.
English Competency Requirements
All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:
Coursework (Two core courses)
Data Collection and Thesis Preparation
All Doctor of Philosophy (Professional Communication) students are assessed through full research based paper (100%). Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding in several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; lectures, tutorials, consultation, research supervision, seminar/colloquium. Students will have full support from their research supervisor throughout the duration of their project.
Full-time students are expected to undergo min three (3) semesters and max five (5) semesters while part-time students expected to undergo four (4) semesters and max nine (9) semesters
Applicants for Doctor of Philoshopy (Professional Communication) programme are required to submit a comprehensive statement of the research which they propose to carry out. The proposal should comprise the following elements: