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Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Programme Code: A403
Medium of instructions: English and Malay
Programme Option: By Research

BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAMME

At present, communication field is a systematic and professional area practiced in developed countries. It is an area that influences the society’s lifestyle and values. This programme is offered to enhance and manage Islamic knowledge in communication field especially in broadcasting and journalism.

It is hoped to produce knowledgeable professionals in communication field that will expand the teachings of Islam by opening room for researchers and educators to study, research and spread knowledge in the respective field.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication programme is offered by research mode of study.


OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To produce postgraduates with strong Islamic and communication knowledge to carry out broadcasting, journalism and production duties;
  • To produce efficient human resource and researcher that can provide maknawi and maddi contribution to the development of community and nation especially in broadcasting, journalism and advertising.


COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAMME

  1. Students are required to pass the compulsory courses in research methodology and data analysis.
  2. Students are required to sit and pass the qualifying test before they can continue writing their thesis. The qualifying test is an examination of a research proposal presented in front of the qualifying test committee members. Should the students fail in their first attempt, they are allowed to retake the test once.
  3. Students are required to write a thesis in not more than 100,000 words and not less than 60,000 words (excluding footnotes, data collection, appendices, formulas, tables, diagrams, bibliographies, etc.).
  4. Students will be placed under a supervision of a supervisor/main supervisor and co-supervisor/supervisory committee members appointed by the Dean of Centre for Graduate Studies. The faculty will determine the appointment of supervisors.
  5. The thesis of each student will be examined by at least 3 examiners in which 2 of them are external examiners. A viva voce session will be conducted whereby the student defends his/her thesis in front of viva voce committee members.
  6. Students are required to publish at least 1 paper in a refereed journal and present at least 2 papers in a recognized conference or seminar.
  7. The duration for full time studies is from 6 to 8 semesters, whereas for part time studies is from 8 to 10 semesters.

 

EXPERTS

For more information on our EXPERTS, please refer to http://fkp.usim.edu.my/communiction/

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Lecturer; Media entrepreneur; Media specialist; Ambassadorial Aide; Writer; Consultant; Editor; Author; Advisor; Market Researcher; Regional Headquarters Branch Manager; Corporate media executive; Media and communication coordinator; Strategic communication officer; Brand marketing officer; Research writer

  1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the Senate; or
  2. Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree AND with relevant professional experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty.
  4. Incumbent Master’s degree Student who has fulfilled the requirement of Regulations 8.0 and is approved by the Senate to convert his/her study to a Ph.D. degree; or
  5. A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:
    i. a bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    ii. undergo internal assessment; and
    iii. any other requirements of the JKPSU.

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

ProgrammeModeTotal Fees

Local Full Time

Local Part Time

International

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Research

14,462.00 MYR

15,956.00 MYR

23,290.00 MYR

The fees that stated are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice by the University. Student are advised to check the CGS Website for any changes before the of each semester registration. All fees must be paid upon registration.

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

2

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis

3

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)

4

  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu


(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia

2

  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer

3

  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs

4

  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus

 

Applicants can apply via online at https://ipps2.usim.edu.my/ and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

For information related to visa and student pass, please refer to http://alamiyyah.usim.edu.my

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