POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME PDF Print E-mail

The Institute of East Asian Studies supports postgraduate degrees to M.Soc.Sc and Ph.D levels based on research projects undertaken under the supervision of existing IEAS staff or under joint supervision between IEAS staff and outside examiners. The subject of research will be jointly determined by the candidate and supervisor(s) based upon the guidelines of the Institute's goals and objectives. Candidates undertaking these programmes must be self-motivated and proactive as they will be largely responsible for their own learning. In cases where previous experience does not fully meet the requirements for the chosen field, supplemental course-work will be a requirement for programme completion.

Doctor of Philosophy
The degree requires the submission of a substantial thesis describing original research that contributes to the advancement of the subject and provides the candidate with a thorough knowledge of the chosen subject.

Duration:
32 - 72 months for full-time candidates
48 - 84 months for part-time candidates

Masters Degree
This requires the submission of a thesis describing independent research in which the frontiers of knowledge have been explored and extended.

Duration:
12 - 36 months for full-time candidates
24 - 60 months for part-time candidates

Entry Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy
The candidate must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
A Master's degree in Social Science or other related fields from accredited universities;
OR
Other qualification equivalent to a Master's degree in Social Science in related fields with relevant experience;
OR
Presently registered in a Master's programme in Social Science or related fields at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and with the approval of the Senate for conversion to the Doctoral programme.

Masters Degree
The candidate must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

A Bachelor of Social Science degree with Honours from accredited universities;
OR
Other equivalent qualification with relevant experience.

 

For further information, please contact:
Director
Institute of East Asian Studies
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
94300 Kota Samarahan
Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 082 581000 ext 2721/2722
Fax: +60 82 584199