PM01 - Doctor of Philosophy (By Research)

PM01 - Doctor of Philosophy (By Research)

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About Course

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a research degree by thesis under the supervision of an experienced member of academic staff or a supervisory panel.A panel is made up of graduate staff and experts from either within or outside the University. The minimum duration of studies is 3 - 6 years full-time and 4 - 8 years part-time. The academic progress of a research student is evaluated twice a year through the progress reports. Final assessment is through thesis and a viva-voce examination. A student who has satisfied the Examination Committee for Postgraduate Studies in all aspects of their work is eligible for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.



  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Medical Sciences Pathology
  • Medical Sciences Biochemistry
  • Medical Sciences Physiology
  • Medical Sciences Microbiology
  • Medical Sciences Cancer Biology
  • Medical Sciences Medical Entomology
  • Molecular Parasitology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Nursing Medical/Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Geriatric Nursing
  • Oncological Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery Nursing



The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • A master’s degree with good pass from an approved university in an area relevant to the candidate's proposed area of research.
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or its equivalent (e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test-196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70) is required.


The full fee for this programme is RM3,916 per year for Malaysian student and RM6,116.00 per year for International student. Students supported by the government, employers or other sponsors should bring letters from their sponsors addressed to UNIMAS confirming that the fee will be paid directly.



Deputy Dean (Graduate ,Research & Commercialization),
Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMHS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581000
Email :

Postgraduate Coordinator by Research
Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMHS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581000




For local students, you are required to fill the online UPU application. Intake is once a year - September. For International Students, you are required to fill the online form at CGSWeb. Please complete the form before the due date stated in the UNIMAS Intake Calendar. For any questions regarding admissions, please contact Undergraduate Studies Division (Undergraduate Programme) or UNIMAS Graduate School (Postgraduate Programme).


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Offer Level

This programme is offered to Local and International students.

Approximate Local Fees

Available for Local and International students

Local & International