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                                     (programme was started in 2013)



Program Classification

This doctorate’s Degree program is a three-year fulltime program by coursework and research with a total of 86 credits; Part I: 26 credits of coursework (30%) and Part II: 60 credits of research (70%). The coursework will be taught in the semester I, II of year 1 and the internship will be conducted in the semester VI, at year 3. The research component will begin from semester II until semester V of the program.

Admission Requirements

(1) Qualifications for Admission

A Master of Community Oral Health, University of Malaya with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or equivalent recognized qualifications approved by the Senate.

(2) Other Requirement

Candidates with qualifications other than Master of Community Oral Health, University of Malaya must pass an entrance test, interview and fulfil other requirements set by the department from time to time.

(3) English Language Requirement

Malaysian and Non-Malaysian candidates who have graduated from university or international institutions of higher education must fulfil the following English language requirements:

               (a) Obtained a minimum score of 600 (Paper Based Test); or score of 250 (computer based-test) or score of 100 (internet test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR

               (b) Obtain a Band 6 for each component of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);

               (c) Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) with minimum score of 42;

               (d) English Language subject at A-level with Grade C and above;

                (e) Cambridge English: First (FCE) grade C and above;

                (f) Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) Grade C and above;

                (g) Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Grade C and above; OR

                (h) Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimal band 5

Duration of Study

This programme shall be extend over a minimum period of six (6) semesters and a maximum period of twelve (12) semesters.

Structure of Programme Study

(1) This programme comprises of five (5) core courses and one (1) elective course, and a research project:

                a) Core Courses: Three (3) Faculty’s core courses, one (1) core course from Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UM and an internship training will have to be completed and passed with a GPA of at least 3.0 each (semester I, semester II & semester VI).

                b) Elective Courses: One (1) elective course will be taken along with the candidates of Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of                                    Medicine, UM. The elective course will have to be successfully completed and pass in the second semester with a GPA of at least 3.0 or above.

                c) Research project: One research project will be undertaken and should be successfully completed with a minimum pass by semester 5 at year 3 of                            programme with a GPA of at least 3.0 or above

(2) The details of each of the courses are described in the student`s handbook provided by the Department.

Course Registration

The registration for courses shall be in a week prior to the commencement of each academic year.

Fees Structure

Kindly refer to updated fees structure (here)

Handbook 2021-2022

Last Update: 26/01/2022