PhD in Science JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6153)06/20

The Doctor of Philosophy in Science programme aims to create knowledge through innovative research and develop new techniques and practices that are significant to a field of research.

This programme seeks to produce graduates who can carry out specialized area of research in science for the benefit of society and the nation. Graduates will also be able to respond to problems with innovative ideas translated to new knowledge.

They will be able to communicate research findings through critical dialogue and interpersonal skills and develop intellectual property and promote knowledge expansion.

Candidates will be exposed to the many aspects of research activity including critical analysis of literature, identifying an area of contribution, gathering information and communicating ideas through journal publications and conference presentations. Candidates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Science programme at QIUP will turn out to be leaders and innovators in the fields of Science.

Field of Study: Applied Science (any areas of Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Food Science, Environmental Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Mathematics, Materials Science, Computer Science and etc).

List of compulsory course

  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Thesis

Entry requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study accepted by the Senate


  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are accepted by the Senate

Intakes: Full-time & Part-time: January, May and September

Mode of Delivery: Research

Medium of Instruction: English

Mode of Study: Full Time and Part time

Duration of Study
Full-time: Minimum : 3 years, Maximum : 5 years
Part-time: Minimum : 4 years, Maximum: 6 years

Method of Delivery: Research supervision, Lecture, Discussion

Student’ ability is gauged via short presentation, proposal defense seminar, research progress evaluation, thesis and Viva-Voce.