By Research

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (N/311/8/0104) (03/27) (MQA/PA 13084)

Programme Overview:

The programme is designed to prepare postgraduates for careers in academia, or non-academic careers where in-depth research training is required. It is a research-intensive programme with the aims to produce postgraduates with critical knowledge to evaluate current issues in the various psychology fields. It would also equip postgraduates with the skills to conduct and manage advanced and independent research which will contribute to valuable, significantly new and original knowlegde and/or professional practice in psychology. Postgraduates work closely with the faculty supervisor to develop and conduct a specialized (often multidisciplinary) research that would ultimately culminate in a written dissertation and final oral examination. The postgraduates can apply technology to support their research activities and communicate their research findings effectively with peers, scholarly communities, and society at large. They also can pursue lifelong learning and drive their research and contribution to the field ethically and professionally. Our faculty and postgraduate students incorporate a range of research methodologies including traditional quantitative and qualitative techniques along with mixed-methods and community-engaged research.

Intake:

Rolling Intake (throughout the year)

Duration:

Full time (Malaysian & International students) - 3 years

Part time (Malaysian students ONLY) - 4 years

Campus:

KL Main Campus

Compulsory

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Psychological Research
  • Doctoral Research

Career Prospects

  • Education (e.g., Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Research Consultant)
  • Consultant/ Coach/ Trainer/ Programme Developer/ Analyst in specialized area
  • Social Entrepreneur

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A Master's Degree (MQF, Level 7) in Psychology; OR
  • Other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and requirement accepted by the  Senate/ competent authority in Malaysia.

     

English Language Requirements

Malaysian Students

  • MUET Band 3 or IELTS Band 5.0; OR
  • Exemption of English Language requirement if medium of instruction during Master studies was in English

International Students

  • IELTS Band 5.0; OR
  • Exemption of English Language requirement if medium of instruction during Master studies was in English

      

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Programme Fees

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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Brochure *in progress*

Contact Us


CENTRE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
JALAN GENTING KELANG
SETAPAK
53300 KUALA LUMPUR

TELEPHONE: +603-41450100
Ext no. 3637, 3725
EMAIL : cpsr@tarc.edu.my

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