Masters by Research and PhD

Candidates may apply Masters by Research and PhD in the following areas:

  • Communication Skills
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)

 

Duration of Study      

Programme

Full Time

Part Time

 

Masters by research

  • 2 years of supervised study inclusive of one year writing-up period.
  • The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period 4 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period.
  • 4 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period.
  • The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period

 

 

PhD

  • 3 years of supervised study inclusive of one year writing-up period.
  • The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period
  • 6 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period.
  • The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period

Minimum Admission Requirements for Masters in Research

A minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or a valid TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

  • Mature candidates who do not meet the above minimum requirements but have significant relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.
    Admissions criteria for mature candidates are in place and such applications shall be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Additional admission requirements may be set by the programme area, such as having a required qualification in a relevant area, submission of a satisfactory research proposal and passing an interview.
  • A candidate will only be offered a place if the faculty is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s proposed area of research.

Minimum Admission Requirements for PhD

A Masters degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

OR

An upper second-class honours Bachelor degree, or equivalent, recognized by the Senate of UTB.

AND

At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or valid a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

 

  • Applications from mature candidates are encouraged. Admissions criteria for mature candidates are in place and such applications shall be considered on a case to case basis.
  • Additional admission requirements may be set by the programme area, such as having a required qualification in a relevant area, submission of a satisfactory research proposal and passing an interview.
  • A candidate will only be offered a place if the faculty is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s proposed area of research.

Research

Current research project

TITLE

TEAM

Graduate employability skills from employer perspectives

  • Dr Norihan binti Abu Hassan

The use of a flipped classroom approach in higher education: implications on teaching and learning

  • Dr Lee Kok Yueh
  • Hjh Shanafizahwatty binti Hj Mat Salleh
  • Dr Au Thien Wan
  • Dr Ahmad Syamaizar Haji Ahmad Sabli

In collaboration with Dr David Hassell (University of Bath, United Kingdom)

A genre analysis of technical writing genres across the curriculum: What they share and do not share         

  • Dr Josephine Mirador

An investigation on the attainment of Brunei second language learners’ (SLL) in reading comprehension in relation to socioeconomic status (SES) and motivation to reading

  • Dr Malai Zeiti binti Sheikh Abdul Hamid

 

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