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 RM30,000.00
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

Medical Examination: RM265.00/year

Tuition Fees RM31,500.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM5,000.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/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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