The programme offers interdisciplinary courses in Religion, Languages, History & Archaeology and Philosophy & Ethics with a focus on major aspects of the Asian traditions.
This programme aims to produce students who are able to synthesise knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge in Humanities – Display leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders and appraise problems in Humanities critically using scientific skills.

Accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Duration:

4 years (12 semesters)


Frequency of Research Workshops / Colloquia (Optional):
  • Internationally benched marked, approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • Supported with research workshops, research colloquia and research clinics.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime..
  • No proposal is needed at the point of entry. Only brief research intent.
  • Viva Voce for international students can be done on-campus or off-campus via video conferencing.
  • Transfer of candidature is possible, if compliant-requirements are fulfilled.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage in academic research, which will provide them skills in problem solving, systematic analysis, communication and collaboration.
  • Encourage students to be original, independent and critical thinkers, with the ability to develop theoretical concepts.
  • Enhance students’ capabilities in providing innovative solutions to issues faced in career development and growth.
  • Encourage students to demonstrate awareness of issues and recent advances in chosen fields.

Programme Delivery

Stage 1 : Proposal Development

Stage 2 : Data Collection

Stage 3 : Report Writing

Stage 4 : Thesis Examination / Viva

Voce

Research Fields

Religion

  • Religion
  • Religious History
  • Religious Studies
  • Study of Different Religions
  • Study of Sacred Books

Languages

  • Creative Writing
  • Interpretation
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Sign Language
  • Translation

History & Archaeology

  • Archaeology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultural History
  • History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
  • History of Science & Ideas
  • Literature History
  • Medieval Renaissance Studies
  • Museulogy

Philosophy & Ethics

  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Moral
  • Philosophy

Audit Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Possess a recognised Master’s degree; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification.

Additional Requirements:

  • A statement of research intent, describing what you have already done and what you hope to accomplish in your doctoral research
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Minimum English Language Requirements :

  • Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score 600 for TOEFL; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualification
  • Those who have their tertiary education in English will normally be exempted from the above requirement.

*Any of the above conditions would require student’s research proposal to be approved. 

* The above entry requirement serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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