Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Medicine)


Programme Details

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • Graduates who use their practical and analytical skills to contribute to the development in medical science and to the well-being of society.
  • Graduates who are ethical, professional in their conduct and effective in communication.
  • Graduates who are engaged in life-long learning and continued professional development.
  • Graduate who can contribute to national and global development through teaching, learning and research.
Programme Learning Outcome (PLO)

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying research
  • Apply information and knowledge for the formulation of a research project
  • Plan, organise and conduct research activities related to the selected area of research 
  • Analyse, interpret and conclude research data and results
  • Communicate effectively through research proposals, oral presentations and publications
  • Demonstrate enhanced capacity through leadership, teamwork and ICT skills in a research-based environment
  • Demonstrate independence and life-long learning for continued professional development
  • Adhere and respect relevant legal, ethical principles, professional code of conduct, cultural and religious sensitivities       


Open throughout the year


Full Time  : Normal 3 years - Max 6 years
Part Time : Normal 4 years - Max 8 years

Indicative Fees

Local: RM 11,150.00 ~ RM 12,300
International : RM 22,552.00

Programme Structure

Concept and Methodology In Chinese Medicine Research
Directed Reading in Medical Science   

Entry Requirement 

   Academic Requirement
(1) A Master’s Degree from UTAR and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or   
(2) A Master’s Degree of another university or equivalent qualification from an institution as approved by Senate and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate; or    
(3) Any other qualifications equivalent to (a) or (b) from as approved by the Senate.   

   Language Requirement
IELTS  Academic : 5.0 (CEFR Level B1)
TOEFL iBT Score : 42 45
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests : 154 - 159 (High B1 Level in CEFR)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) : 47 - 50 
MUET Band 3