Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)


Course Title: Health Science, Doctor of Philosophy
Course Code: PHS


What the course will give you
As a Management and Science University (MSU) candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science) qualification, you will undertake supervised research with the aim to contribute new, significant knowledge to a health-related discipline or profession. You will be equipped with knowledge in research methodology as well as biostatistics, and a large part of your time will be spent attending seminars as well as writing your thesis.  

How long it will take you
3-6 years (full-time) or 4-8 years (part-time) 

Where the qualification may lead you to
You would be excellently equipped for consultancy jobs as you will have gained sufficient knowledge and skills to require little to no further training. As an entry-level consultant, you may find large firms to be your main hiring market. To be a strong candidate for consultancy jobs, you would have to display great communication skills as well as evidence of contributions inside and outside the lab. With its holistic academic curriculum, Management and Science University (MSU) is not only a great place to develop your competencies but also your proficiencies. Management and Science University (MSU) is Number 1 in Malaysia for Graduate Employability.

Who may enrol
Prospective applicants must have a Master’s degree (MQF Level 7) accepted by MSU Senate OR other qualifications accepted by MSU Senate as equivalent to a Master’s degree (MQF Level 7).

Note that there is no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) to Doctoral degree (MQF Level 8) programmes. Bachelor’s degree candidates registered on a Master’s degree programme (MQF Level 7) may apply for a change to a Doctoral degree programme within one (1) year of registering for the Master’s degree programme (MQF Level 7), subject to the following conditions: they demonstrate competence in and capability to conduct research at

Reference no.
KPT/JPS (N/720/8/0100)05/22

[Published January 2018]