Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

Programme Synopsis

The Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) programme is a generic Ph.D programme offered by the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FASS), Open University Malaysia (OUM).It is a programme that links a variety of disciplines in social sciences, humanities, education and languages. This programme focuses on specialised areas where OUM has a wide range academic expertise that will add value to the learning experience of each candidate.

The objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) are:

  • To produce more graduates at Ph.D level in various fields of knowledge and expertise in tandem with the national development policy;
  • To produce more graduates who are able to come up with authentic researches, current, and self-contained at the higher level; and
  • To produce graduates who can integrate various theories and knowledge in contributing to the society and national development.

Fields of Study:

  • Islamic Studies
  • Akidah and Thought
  • Psychology (including Counselling)
  • Disability Studies
  • History
  • Malay Studies (Pengajian Melayu)
  • Social Work
  • Communication
  • Political Science
  • English Studies
  • Measurement and Testing

Application Requirements:

  • Every applicant must send a research proposal together with his/her application; OR
  • Every applicant must send a research proposal 2 weeks after his/her application.

Important Skills for Ph.D Candidates

In order to successfully complete a Ph.D programme, learners will need a diverse set of skills. A Ph.D candidate needs to:

  • Practise independence and self-reliance:
    A Ph.D programme requires a learner to study and conduct research with the assistance of a supervisor. While the supervisor will provide support and guidance in all areas of the programme, a learner needs to be aware of all stipulated guidelines and expectations and determine what needs to be achieved in different stages of study and research.
  • Have determination:
    A learner must have the determination and commitment to keep going and not give up, as preparing a Ph.D research thesis will take up to four years.
  • Know how to manage time:
    This is especially crucial for candidates taking up a Ph.D programme in open and distance learning (ODL) as it is up to the learner to prioritise and manage study-related tasks with personal and professional commitments to ensure that each task can be completed.
  • Know how to accommodate challenges and seek solutions:
    A learner will face many obstacles and challenges throughout a Ph.D research project. Thus, each learner needs to be flexible enough to adapt to these challenges and find solutions to issues that may appear during the project.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills:
    A learner needs to leverage on communication skills in all areas of research, not only for discussions with peers and supervisors, but especially in research proposal defence and viva voce. A learner also needs to know how to communicate clearly and effectively in the writing of the Ph.D thesis.
  • Pick up new skills along the way:
    The PhD journey is long and challenging, and while the University will do its best to help, each learner must be open to learn new skills and develop new approaches and perspectives, such as in critical thinking, managing the research and ensuring personal effectiveness.

Programme Facts

Language of instruction:English and Bahasa Melayu
Mode of study : Part-time
Mode of delivery:

  • 1. Self-Managed Learning
  • 2. Online Learning
  • 3. Face-to-face Sessions

Method of delivery : Open and Distance Learning
Supervisor : Provided by OUM
MQA Accreditation : N/210/8/0017

Normal Entry

Master’s degree in a related field.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM3498 RM2100 RM2100 RM2100
Sem 2 RM2100 RM2100 RM2100 RM2100
Sem 3 RM2100 RM2100 RM2100 RM2100
Total RM26,598



Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Those who are at the age of
  • 60 - 74 years on the registration date – 75%
  • 75 years and above on the registration date – 100 %,
    Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 75%


Note

  • Minimum payment: RM1000 for Any Postgraduate Programmes
  • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
  • Administrative charges of RM250 per semester is applicable for extension of Masters Project.
  • Financial Options: EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest) , HRDF Fund.
  • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit except cash discount for early settlement.
  • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
  • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the programme.

Duration : 4-8 YEARS (12-24 Semester)

Ph.D Programme Structure:
Research Methodology
Proposal Defense (PD)
Doctoral Seminar
Doctoral Research
Progress Research
Mid Progress Research
Viva Voce

  Name: DR KHAIRUL HAMIMAH BINTI MOHAMMAD JODI
Tel (Office): 603 27732450
Tel (Mobile): 6013 3025397
Email: khairul_hamimah@oum.edu.my


For further inquries and information, please contact:

  Name: Mohamed Fauzi Hassan (Programme Administrative)
Tel (Office): 603 2773 2097
Tel (Mobile): 6013 6298 808
Email: mdfauzi@oum.edu.my