We offer three categories of postgraduate programmes:
A research candidate (Structure A) must conduct research (investigations in a particular subject area, study and experiment, culminating the findings of the research undertaken) under the supervision of the academic staff and submit a thesis for the fulfilment of the graduation requirements. Research candidates may also be required register for and pass subject(s) as required by the respective Faculty. For Structures B and C, the candidate must register and pass a prescribed number of taught courses (involves the attendance of formal classes, seminars, laboratories and written examinations). In addition, the candidate must conduct a research (for Structure B) or undertake a project (for Structure C) under the supervision of an academic staff and submit a dissertation/report for the fulfillment of the graduation requirements.
Detailed information about the research activity and staff research interest at MMU can be found on Directory of Expertise: https://mmuexpert.mmu.edu.my/.
There is no age limit. So long as you meet the minimum requirements, you are eligible to apply. Each application is considered on its own merits.
A postgraduate research statement should:
The research statement form should be filled based on the following: –
Acceptance onto a postgraduate research programme will be based upon both of your academic ability and the availability of interested and suitably qualified supervisors. The research statement makes the difference when it comes to finding supervisors and this part of the application is therefore crucial.
Your research statement will be read by academics that have an interest in a similar field in order to determine whether their expertise would enable them to act as your research supervisor during the course of your postgraduate study.
You may refer to the Directory of Expertise (link to DOE) for a list of research interests of all the staff members in the various faculties. You can refer to the link given: https://mmuexpert.mmu.edu.my/
You need not indicate any proposed supervisor(s) if you are unable to. A supervisor or supervisors will be appointed for each candidate based on the approved research topic by the faculty.
A candidate may apply for change of research field within the SIX months from the beginning of candidature and the candidature shall continue upon Senate’s approval. The application for the change of research field is not allowed after SIX months.