PhD- Modern Languages and Cultures

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Course Overview
Masters (Research)
Tuition Fees
RM 35,700/ year (for Malaysian Students)
3-4 years full-time; 6-8 years part-time
Prior Study
Masters degree
Study Field


Through the CSCC, we offer high-quality doctoral training to postgraduate students who wish to pursue a PhD. As a research student you will work under a supervisor who will assist you in your research and thesis design.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

School of Media, Languages and Cultures

Our current areas of research include:

  • comparative literature, Japanese literature, literary translation
  • digital cultures, youth and social networks
  • food, identity and transnationalism
  • international information flows – questions of imbalance, cultural and media imperialism and dependency
  • media and human rights – these include communications rights, media and gender relations, and media and minority groups
  • performing arts: music, drama, performance, applied creative practices.
  • Southeast Asian cinema, particularly Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean films
  • the history, policies and structures of the culture industries – these encompass structural analysis, political economy and post-colonial development studies

If you are interested in applying we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with our research areas and staff expertise and then contact us to discuss your research project proposal with the relevant supervisor in the first instance. 

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements are at the discretion of the School but would normally be a masters degree or equivalent professional experience/prior learning. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 67 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 5

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