Philosophical Mode

PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH 

It is targeted for those who are or intends to be a researcher or an academic. It involves an extensive work on identifying an existing issue/problem, understanding it through extensive and intensive review of the relevant literature so as to gauge the current knowledge and the gaps identified. Thus, enriching and discovering new knowledge on the subject chosen. Programme learning outcome: Candidates will be trained and able to high quality research in enhancing and generating new knowledge in the chosen area. In pursuing these, candidates will be expected to acquire appropriate analytical tools and writing skills to prepare quality reports as a professional researcher or an academic. Ministry Financing: this is available under the Ministry’s ‘My Brain 15’ programme for those who qualify. Please browse the Ministry’s web page for further details. Two compulsory courses: The student is required to take and pass Research Methodology and Data Analysis in his first semester. Only then can he prepare a proposal for the Qualifying Test (QT). One or more academics (committee) will be assigned as the supervisor(s) for the student to consult and seek advice. Colloquiums: GSM will organise three colloquiums each semester for PhD candidates to have their research proposal reviewed by a team of academics. This will be scheduled during the 4th, 9th and 13th week of the semester to review their chapters 1 (Introductory), 2 (Literature Review) and 3 (Research Methodology) respectively.

Programme learning outcome:
Candidates will be trained and able to high quality research in enhancing and generating new knowledge in the chosen area. In pursuing these, candidates will be expected to acquire appropriate analytical tools and writing skills to prepare quality reports as a professional researcher or an academic.

Ministry Financing:
This is available under the Ministry’s ‘My Brain 15’ programme for those who qualify. Please browse the Ministry’s web page for further details.

Two compulsory courses:
The student is required to take and pass Research Methodology and Data Analysis in his first semester. Only then can he prepare a proposal for the Qualifying Test (QT). One or more academics (committee) will be assigned as the supervisor(s) for the student to consult and seek advice.

Colloquiums:
GSM will organise three colloquiums each semester for PhD candidates to have their research proposal reviewed by a team of academics. This will be scheduled during the 4th, 9th and 13th week of the semester to review their chapters 1 (Introductory), 2 (Literature Review) and 3 (Research Methodology) respectively.

Qualifying Test/ proposal defence:
Only then will the candidates submit their three chapters for the QT examination. After passing the QT, the candidate will then will be allowed to embark on his research.

Semester Progress Report:
During all these research period, the student will be appraised by the supervisor every semester. An unsatisfactory result for two consecutive semesters will result in a termination of the candidate.

Thesis writing and Viva Voce:
On completion of the research, the candidate will write a thesis with the guidance of the supervisor(s) before he can submit it to GSM, for the final Viva Voce. For this, the thesis will be examined by three examiners (two external and one internal). If the candidate gets through this Viva, then he will be awarded a PhD.

Publication requirement:
USIM requires that all PhD students would have published at least two papers about his research in reputable journals before he can sit for the viva voce.

Tuition Fees

  • Local : RM14,432.00 (Full Time)

                  : RM15,962.00 (Part Time)

  • International : RM25,175.00

Tuition Fees:

Total cost of the fee will be based on credit hour and will be charged at RM 500.00 per credit hour and RM 5,000.00 for administrative and graduation fee.

Admission Requirement: 

  • A relevant Master degree with good grades from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia; OR
  • Suitable Master degree with minimum CGPA = 3.33/4.00 or equivalent (transcript should be examined) from other institutions or higher learning recognized by USIM Senate; OR
  • Other relevant qualifications equivalent to Master degree and with relevant professional experience recognized by the USIM Senate

English Language Requirement: 

Foreign applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English with a IELTS >5.5 or TOEFL >550 excluding of proficiency should be attached to the application form.

Admission Procedure:

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

 

 

 

     Graduate School of Muamalat (GSM)
     Faculty of Economics and Muamalat,
     Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
     71800 Bandar Baru Nilai, N.Sembilan, Malaysia
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