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Doctor of Philosophy


The Doctor of Philosophy programme also requires students to complete several academic courses and
conduct an independent research project. A Doctor of Philosophy programme may be completed within a minimum
period of two years and a maximum period of five years.


Admission Requirement:

Applicants should have obtained a Master’s degree recognised by UPM in forestry or related fields.
Those with a Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 3.750 and above or equivalent to a first class honours
may also apply for direct admission into the Doctor of Philosophy programme.




Programme Requirements:

a) Courses

Students are not required to register any structured coursework. However, students may have to register
a few structured coursework on the advice of his Advisor/Thesis Supervisory Committee.

 

b) Comprehensive Examination

Students pursuing a doctoral programme must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination, which should
be taken only after completion of all coursework, required for the programme, and within five semesters of
cumulative enrolment. It is designed to evaluate the student’s knowledge in the area of study,
his/her ability to integrate knowledge of research and theories pertaining to issues that are fundamental to
the field of study and his/her understanding or relevant research methodology and designs.

 

c) Seminar

Students are required to register for SPS 6903 Seminar. This 1-credit seminar course is meant for students
to prepare and orally present their research proposal, and should be taken, at the latest, by the third
semester of their programme. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory basis

 

d) Thesis

A Doctor of Philosophy candidate is required to register for SPS 6999 PhD Research. This is a research project
whereby at the end of the study period the candidate will submit a thesis. The thesis will be examined and
a viva voce conducted to determine the student’s competency in the field of study.



Fees

Ph.D

Cluster

1st Semester

(MYR)

2nd - 4th
Semesters
(MYR)

5th and 6th Semesters
(MYR)

7th and Subsequent Semesters
(MYR)

International

Science

7,112.50

5,162.50

4,600.00

5,100.00

Local

Science

2,662.50

2,412.50

1,850.00

2,850.00

                  
International students are required to pay an International Student Fee at RM1,000 per semester.


   

 


Updated:: 11/09/2013 [s_ahyar]

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