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PhD In Medical & Health Sciences (By Research)

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Postgraduate research forms a major and expanding part of the IMU’s academic development. Working for a research degree gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of a discipline and to become familiar with current techniques and methodologies.

The Faculty has high teaching standards and attracts first-class teaching staff from Malaysia and abroad. It prides itself of the facilities and support it gives to students and on the calibre and dedication of its academic and clinical staff. The Faculty fosters a broad range of active research programmes in its campuses in Bukit Jalil and Seremban.

Much of its success in research and teaching results from the Faculty’s capacity to attract external research funds. The IMU faculty has strong national and international connections and is involved in collaborative projects with other leading medical research institutions. Many staff have made major international contributions in their respective fields and are very experienced in supervising postgraduate students.


Detailed entry requirements


Applicants are required to have obtained: •A Master’s Degree accepted by the HEP Senate; or. •Other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree that are accepted by the HEP Senate. Note: There shall be no direct entry from bachelor’s degree level to doctoral degree level. Candidates registered for Master’s Degree programmes with at least CGPA 3.67 at bachelor’s degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the Doctoral Degree programmes subjected to (a) having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral Degree level (b) approval by the HEP Senate. Applicants with the appropriate experience will be given priority of selection.


The Standard English Proficiency requirements for IMU programmes are usually, overall band scores of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT), TOEIC 620, Pearson 55 (PTE), Cambridge 45 (CPE) or 52 (CAE) or MUET band 4 or any other recognised English language qualification. IMU also admits international students from countries in which English is the first language or from any Malaysian or international institutions where the curriculum is conducted fully in English.All students at entry who do not have proof of any of the above recognised competencies in the English language will be required to sit for an English Placement Test to assess their language competency. If any of the students fail the English Placement Test then they will be required to attend a course on Academic Writing. The English Placement Test and the Academic Writing Module are offered at a cost.

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