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Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

Duration:

Full time:

Entry by Full Research Masters (2-5 years)

Entry by Taught Masters (3-6 years)

Award:

APU, Malaysia

Course Fees:

RM 45,000 (USD 11,250)

Part time:

Entry by Full Research Masters (3-6 years)

Entry by Taught Masters (4-7 years)

  

Why Our APU PhD By Research Programme?

  • You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors.
  • Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and business administration areas.
  • We have our regular research workshops, colloquium and seminars facilitated by local and international academicians and professionals.
  • Our Student Support Centre is comprehensive - reach our Counsellors, Deans, Lecturers and other supporting staff at anytime.
  • Resourceful online databases.

Duration for PhD

Entry by Full Research Masters or Masters with minimum 30% research component with a formal taught research module.

Study ModeNormal Minimum PeriodNormal Maximum Period
Full Time2 years5 years
Part Time3 years6 years

Entry by Taught Masters

Study ModeNormal Minimum PeriodNormal Maximum Period
Full Time3 years6 years
Part Time4 years7 years

Students with no prior Research Methods or Dissertation at Masters level are to enroll in Personal Development and Research Methods (PDRM - Masters module)

Full time:

  • Entry by Full Research Masters (2-5 years)
  • Entry by Taught Masters (3-6 years)

Part time:

  • Entry by Full Research Masters (3-6 years)
  • Entry by Taught Masters (4-7 years)

  • Supervisory sessions consist of 4 elements as appropriate to the candidate's background:
  1. Research Methods
  2. Literature Review
  3. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  4. Design on Research Proposal
  • Students with entry qualifications of a mixed mode Masters programme with minimum 30% research component and a pass in a research module will be required to undergo supervsiroy sessions 3 and 4.
  • Students with entry qualifications of a full research Masters will be required to undergo supervisory session 4.

PhD Areas Investigated

To aid candidates in the transition to independent research and help them acquire certain basic skills, they will be guided in the investigation of certain research related topics during their first year of study as directed by their supervisors and the research directorate.

Research Methods
Investigation of this area will help candidates to conduct academic research. This provides the essential and fundamental skills including the development of research proposal, literature review, the appropriate citation, the distinctions between the various types of approach to research and research methodologies to obtain the required findings.

Literature Review
This module will help to ensure candidates are aware of where to get academic sources from, and to prepare a critical review of the literature in relation to the research domain that they are embarking on. Presentation of the main concepts and threads, ideas, and how they are interrelated with one another and the research module will also be considered.

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Study of this module are designed to support candidates in identifying the most appropriate methods to obtain their respective data whether from primary sources (questionnaire, observation survey, interviews and others) or by employing advanced statistical methods using secondary data from authoritative sources (the central banks, statistical department, government agencies and other authoritative sources).

Candidates will also be exposed to alternative methods of data analysis such as non-parametric statistical procedures and parametric statistical methods to ensure that they use the most appropriate approach in their research.

Design of Research Proposal
Writing a full research proposal can be a daunting task. Here, candidates will be guided in the development of their PhD proposal to ensure that the research aims and objectives are feasible and appropriate to ensure that the thesis is delivered within the appropriate timeframe, by developing a suitable research framework.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES