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Ph.D Research

Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology/Sociology)

Research Thrust Areas:

Anthropology and Sociology

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Abductive Methodology
  • Consumerism
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Electoral Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Friendship and Personal Relationship
  • Gender Studies
  • Globalization
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Industrialisation & Urbanisation
  • Japanese Studies
  • Leadership
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mobility
  • Minorities Studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Religion
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Theory
  • Sociology of Ageing
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Sociology of Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology of Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of the Media
  • Sociology of Work
  • Southeast Asian Studies

Admission Requirements

PhD (Anthropology/Sociology)

A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

Duration

PhD (Anthropology/Sociology)

Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

 

 Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

Research Thrust Areas:

Economics

  • Finance
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Labour Economics Econometric
  • Islamization of Economic Institutions
  • Economic Theory
  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Finance/ Public Sector Economics
  • Technology Transfer
  • Economy

Admission Requirements

PhD(Economics)

A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

Duration

 

PhD (Economics)

Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work)

Research Thrust Areas:

Social Work

  • Social Work
  • Social Administration
  • Social Development
  • Social Work Methodology
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Policy and Social Services
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Research
  • Community Work and Development
  • Counselling
  • Psyhchology (Social Psychology/Health Psychology/Developmental Psychology/Interpersonal Relationships/Counselling/Stress and Resilience/Social support/Mental Health) 

Admission Requirements

 

PhD (Social Work)

A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

Duration

 

PhD (Social Work)

Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Development Planning & Management)

Research Thrust Areas:

Development Planning and Management

  • Development Theory
  • Development History
  • Development Methodology
  • Development Issues
  • Project Planning
  • Project Investment Analysis
  • Policy & Planning
  • Social Development
  • Education & Development
  • Women & Work
  • Health & Development
  • Industrialisation & Technology
  • Islamic Development Management
  • Development Planning & Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Development
  • Rural and Regional Development
  • Technology and Society
  • Demography and Manpower Planning
  • Poverty and Development
  • Environment and Development
  • Local Government and Municipal Laws
  • Land Development and Administration

Admission Requirements

 

PhD (Development Planning & Management)

A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

Duration

 

PhD (Development Planning & Management)
Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science)

Research Thrust Areas:

Political Science

  • Political Thoughts
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • International Relations
  • Conflict & Peace
  • Public Sector Management
  • Local Government
  • Leadership Studies
  • Political Science

Admission Requirements

 

PhD (Political Science)

A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

Duration

 

PhD (Political Science)

Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

 

 

 

 

 

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