Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

Application Dates
Course Overview
Doctorate (PhD)
Tuition Fees
PhD (RM11 970.00 – RM16 545.00)
Full Time : 4 – 8 Semester / Part Time : 6 – 12 Semester
Study Field

Broad Study Fields

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics with Economics
  • Physics with Electronic
  • Forestry
  • Medical Science
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Food Science
  • Food Service
  • Sports Science
  • Advancement of Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and Biosystematics
  • Ecological Processes
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Science
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marine Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Livestock Production
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • History
  • Industrial Relations
  • International Relations
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Creative Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • English Language Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Civilization Studies
  • Psychology
  • Computer in Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Management
  • Evaluation in Education
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Science Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Economics
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources Economics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Planning and Development Economics
  • Tourism
  • International Marketing
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • International Finance
  • International Banking

Course Overview

  • Research (Writing Thesis and Publish Articles)

Admission Requirements (By Research)

Doctor of Philosophy Programme

A Master’s degree from Universiti Malaysia Sabah or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate of Universiti Malaysia Sabah; or other qualification equivalent to a Master’s degree and relevant experiences recognized by the Senate of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 


Universiti Malaysia Sabah provides impressive range of postgraduate programmes from Master Degrees to Doctor of Philosophy degree. Most are offered on a full time and part time basis. Practical in approach, they are designed to respond to the requirements of both career-minded graduates and prospective employers. The Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPS) is entrusted with the responsibility for the effective administration of the postgraduate study programme at UMS.

The University’s distinctive strength lies in providing high quality teachung and research with a strong professional and applied focus. Collaboration, in both academic and professional communities, is the cornerstone of the success of both our taught and research programmes of study. Courses are developed in discussion with employers and working professionals to ensure their relevance to industry, commerce and the public sector. Our research units maintain partnership locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The facilities at UMS are excellent. Being one of the ‘youngest’ public higher institutions in the nation therefore most of our academic buildings are new and have seen purpose built for higher education.

Next Intake Dates

  • March intake
  • September intake

Location of Campus

  • UMS Main Campus, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
  • UMS Sandakan Campus, Sandakan Sabah
  • UMS Labuan Campus, WP Labuan