Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
JPT/BPP(U)(N/421/8/0029/PA8022)12/20

 

About The Programme

This research driven programme aims to further develop your current research skills in one of a number of key areas of biology. Working with your supervisors, you will be exposed to the many aspects of research activities including critical analysis of literature, identifying an area of contribution, gathering information and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations. 

Tutorials will be conducted in an exclusive, one-to-one manner and supervisors will be on hand to support you throughout the duration of the programme. Prior to enrolment, prospective candidates will have to consult Sunway’s qualified and experienced supervisors to ascertain the area of research.

 

Intakes

January, March, June & September

 

Duration

3 Years (full-time)
4 Years (part-time)

 

Career Prospects

  • Academia / Science Educator
  • Postdoctoral / Research Scientist
  • R&D (Senior Researcher) 
  • Scientific / Medical Writer
  • Senior Laboratory Manager
  • Scientific Policy (Government Institutions)
  • Quality Control / Health & Safety Agencies
  • Entreprenuers

 

Programme Structure


Candidates are required to take three modules namely Research, Design, Analysis and Communication, Research Ethics and Biological Safety, and Directed Readings and Academic Presentations to enhance their knowledge in research, in addition to the Thesis component.

  • Antimicrobials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer biology and therapeutics
  • Cell biology
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Virology


The PhD is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

 

Entry Requirement

Master’s Degree          A Master’s degree in biological sciences discipline or related field
Other Qualifications    Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

 

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS                6.0;
  • TOEFL              550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)

 

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