Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science

(N-DL/0310/8/0003) (06/30)(MQA/PA16525)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science program is designed to provide knowledge on how to conduct research on a chosen topic using credible academic sources. The aspirants will be taught how to find, review, assess, and analyze information, as well as how to reach fresh findings, under the supervision of their academic supervisor. The degree is offered in English through Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

Entry Requirements

i. A Master’s Degree [Level 7, Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)] in Social Sciences disciplines accepted by the Higher Education Provider Lincoln university college Senate; or

ii. Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree (Level 7, MQF) recognised by the Government of Malaysia.

iii. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Lincoln university college Senate.

A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) with the following conditions:
i. A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 MQF) in the field or related fields with first-class [Cumulative Grade Point of Average (CGPA) of 3.67 or higher] or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;

ii. Undergo internal assessment; and

iii. Any other requirements of the Lincoln university college Senate.

Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) candidates who are registered for Master’s Degree (Level 7, MQF) programmes may apply to convert to the Doctoral Degree (Level 8, MQF) programmes subjected to the following conditions:

i. Within one year for full time and within two years for part-time candidates;

ii. Having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral level through rigorous internal evaluation by the Lincoln university college Senate; and

iii. Approval of the Lincoln university college Senate.

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