Social Sciences & Humanities Cluster

Music (PhD)

Programme Code 


About Courses

This programme allows candidates to pursue an in-depth study of a specialized area of music. The duration of  full-time candidates is 3 years whilst part-time candidates have up to 6 years to complete their studies. All postgraduate research candidates are required to attend the Research Seminar course organized by the Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS). Upon fulfilling these requirements, candidates will defend their proposal at IGS, before submitting a written thesis for examination at the end of their studies. 

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 6 Semesters
  • Part Time : 12 Semesters

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Master's Degree in a relevant field of study from a university recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government. [Certain programmes may have other requirements stipulated by the Faculty]
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.


Research Area

Available areas of supervision in the field of music include psychology, teaching and learning processes, motivation, curriculum and assessment, instrument pedagogy, musicology, composition and performance.


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