Doctor of Philosophy in Science

Programme Overview

PhD in Science will produce graduates who are knowledgeable and competent through research in relevant fields to meet local and international demands among others in public or private sectors in biological and biochemistry field. Hence, this course will emphasise on both theories and application of scientific skills to ensure that these graduates require what it takes to contribute in the industries either locally or internationally.

Doctor of Phylosophy in Science emphasised various competency needed in order to produce a holistic graduates. The career opportunity od the graduates are academician in Higher Education Institutes, scientist, reference experts, consultants and product specialist.

  1. A master’s degree accepted by PICOMS senate
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to master’s degree that are accepted by PICOMS senate
  3. Student with bachelor’s degree who are registered for master’s degree programmes by research may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programme within ONE (1) year after master’s degree registration, subjected to:
  • Must have first class bachelors’ degree
  • Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at doctoral

degree level.

  • Must have minimum ONE (1)

publication (SCOPUS – indexed)

  • Approval by the PICOMS Senate.



  1. Affordable tuition fee among private universities in same course
  2. 30% tuition fee discount for registration in year 2021 and 2022
  3. Research collaborative with large industries
  4. Experience’s supervisors and lecturers
  5. University grant: TASREF for high impact project

The area of research offered by this programme, including

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biometrics
  • Ornithology
  • Biophysics
  • Parasitology
  • Botany
  • Pharmacology
  • Entomology
  •  Toxicology
  • Genetics
  • Virology
  • Life Sciences
  • Zoology
  • Limnology
  • Study of chemical processes in living organism (biochemistry, toxicology, Pharmacology etc.) is included in this field


Batu Muda

Programme Status:

Provisional Accreditation

Reference No:

JPT/BPP (U)1000-801/156/Jld4 (13) (MQA/PA14204) (N/421/18/0059) 01/28


The area of research offered by this programme, including: (Refer Programme Contents)

Study Mode:



Study Level:

Doctor of Philosophy


January and June


Full time          :

Minimum – 3 years

Maximum – 6 years

Part Time        :

Minumum – 4 years

Maximum – 8 years