Programme Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication is a programme specially designed to groom professional communicators with practical, intellectual, creative, critical, managerial, and research skills grounded in strong ethical practices. This programme brings into the classroom real-world issues challenging professionals in the field.

Duration of Study

Full time : 3 – 5 years
Part time : 4 – 6 years

  • A Master's Degree; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree with a First Class Honours and has registered as a full time research Master's degree student and passed the related qualification tests; OR
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
  • For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language to satisfactorily complete the course.
  • International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 600 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English.
  • Develop students' intellectual ability to specialize in the area of communication.
  • Engage students in case studies related to communication.
  • Equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capabilities.


  • Postgraduate Research Methodology
    (Evaluation: Pass / Fail)
  • Theories of Communication
    (For student who do not have Communication background. Evaluation: pass / Fail)


  • Proposal Defense


  • Thesis
Tuition Fees RM27,750.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00
Insurance RM70.00/year

To view complete fee structure for Malaysian Students, please click HERE
To view complete fee structure for International Students, please click HERE

Tuition Fees RM28,050.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00
Medical Insurance RM500.00/year
Medical Examination RM250.00/year
Visa Processing Fee RM381.60/year
  • Communication in Comparative International Development and Education
  • Communication Technology
  • Corporate Communication
  • Diplomatic Communication
  • Gender and Communication
  • Generation Gap and Communication
  • Human Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication
  • Media and Language
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Management
  • Multicultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Rhetoric and Cultural Communication
  • Sustainable Communication

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