DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY BY RESEARCH
Thesis submission not exceeding 100,000 words. Applicants may be required to take courses prescribed by the Faculty.
Economics, Development Studies, Public Administration, Politics and Applied Statistics.
RESEARCH AREAS IN ECONOMICS
Comparative Economic Systems, Development Economics, Economic Modeling, Economics of Network Industries, Economic Policy Analysis, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Fiscal Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, Industrial Organization, International Finance, International Trade, International Economics, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Money and Banking, Public Economics, Trade and Growth.
RESEARCH AREAS IN APPLIED STATISTICS
Actuarial Statistics, Biostatistics, Demography, Econometrics, Experimental Design, Financial Econometrics, Operation Research, Statistical Data Analysis, Survey and Sampling, Time Series Analysis.
RESEARCH AREAS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLITICS
Ethnic Relations, Financial Administration in Developing Countries, Human Resource Management, International Relations, Local Government, Malaysian Politics, Policy Analysis and Programme Evaluation, Politics, Development and Governance, Privatization, Public Administration, Public Policies, Quality Management, Social Policy and Management, Urban Management
RESEARCH AREAS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Industrial Development, Innovation and Development, Institutions and Development, Economic Development, Education Economics, Gender and Development, Social Enterprise, Globalization and Development, Cooperatives, Social Development, Financial System and Development, Development Issues, Health and Development, International Development, Science & Technology Policy and Development, Politics and Development, Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship and Development, Environmental Management
Minimum: 4 semesters
Maximum: 12 semesters
A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a good Master’s degree from a recognized university, and adequate knowledge in the proposed area of specialization. Relevant working, research and consultancy experience and proof of publication are an advantage.
This programme is open for application throughout the year. The applicant must submit a detailed proposal that sets out the intended research focus. The proposal must reflect fundamental understanding of the intended research and the ability to conduct independent postgraduate work.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (For International Applicants)
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 or;
Minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5