Doctorate Programmes - UNITAR International University

Doctorate Programmes

What is a doctorate programme? Also known as doctoral, it is an overarching term for many degrees including PhD programmes. Among all the academic levels, a doctorate degree sits at the highest level. 


At UNITAR International University, we offer doctorate degrees that fall under the research category. Within this category, you will be introduced to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes. 

Here are a few good reasons why UNITAR is an ideal university to pursue your PhD degree in Malaysia:

  • UNITAR’s Awards and Recognition 

Our university is among the leading tertiary institutions in the Education & Learning category while being voted by the people in the Putra Brand Awards 2021.

We are also accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) for Quality Assurance and Enhancement, Student Welfare, Marketing and Recruitment, Learning and Teaching; Course Delivery, Management and Staff Resources and Premises and Health & Safety.

Furthermore, we are nominated as the Employer’s Top Choice by Talentbank as well as being awarded 5-Stars by the QS Rating in Teaching, Employability, Online Education, Accounting & Finance and Inclusiveness. 

Being an award-winning local private university in Malaysia, it comes as no surprise that both local and international students would add UNITAR to their list of universities to enrol at. 

  • *100% Research-Based Programmes

People pursue doctorate programmes for different reasons, be it a love of lifelong learning or a passion for their chosen career. PhD programmes are mainly focused on mastering a subject in terms of theory.

Choosing to study at our university will equip you to be a leader in your field with deep, researched-backed knowledge and expertise. Moreover, you can work on your thesis or dissertation either in English or Bahasa Malaysia. Similar to any PhD course, there is flexibility in consultation hours with your chosen supervisor. 

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  • Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Business administration is a highly sought-after field because of its career versatility, not to mention that every organisation needs a specialised individual who can lead and manage the team to ensure smooth business operations. Our online Doctor in Business Administration programme focuses on supervised research work, equipping graduates with in-depth business and management knowledge while showing the implementation strategies. Prefer face-to-face? We also offer a conventional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration programme

  • Exposure Beyond Borders 

Doctorate students at UNITAR can gain local and international exposure to the education landscape. Previously, we collaborated with UNICEF and the British High Commission KL.

  • Research Funding 

Get appointed as Graduate Research Assistants that can be partially funded by the Industry and Government Research Grants which is under the Principal Investigator.

  • EPF Withdrawal Available

UNITAR doctorate students can apply for financial aid via the EPF Account II Withdrawal. Essentially, the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) (Account II) Withdrawal Scheme for Education allows Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members to withdraw from Account II to pay the fees to undertake further studies in local or overseas institutions.

Browsing for online or conventional PhD programmes in Malaysia? Check out the doctorate programmes below.  

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