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Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) is offered by the Department of Library and Information Science, KICT.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) aims at fulfilling the demands of libraries and information industries for graduates who are able to create and interpret knowledge extending the forefront in information and knowledge management and also able to produce advanced pogrammes of a professional character with specified outcome. The programme covers a range of topics in information and knowledge management, including information retrieval, acquisition and processing.
i.Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) by Mixed mode
In the first semester, student is required to complete 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Students are required to complete four (4) Department core courses (12 credits): Statistic for Library and Information Professionals, Survey Research Method in Library and Information Science, Quality Research Method in Library and Information Science, Seminar in Human Information Behavior or Seminar in Organization of Information Resources. Student has to register four (4) elective courses (12 credit hours). Students have to fulfill the 24 credit hours for coursework before registering for the Comprehensive Examination in order to proceed for their research work. Lastly, students have to complete a Dissertation.
ii.Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) by Research
A student pursuing a programme that requires research work component must prepare a comprehensive research proposal that would provide the outline of the research, the research methodology and major references before entering the programme.
In the first semester, a student is required to audit 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Within six (6) months from the registration date, students are required to submit his/her research synopsis proposal, which need to be defended. Pre-requisites for the defence proposal are (1) to attend the PG seminar that will be held once every fortnight in the semester at least two times, and (2) Do a presentation in this seminar at least once. Upon approval, the student will continue his/her research. The final thesis needs to be submitted at the end of the study period. There will be at least two (2) examiners to evaluate the final thesis, one of whom must be from other than IIUM. The appointment of all examiners shall be recommended by the Kulliyyah Postgraduate Committee (KPGC) and endorsed by the University’s Senate. An oral defence of the thesis will be arranged once agreed by the examiners.
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