Master On Campus


University of Malaya

36 months
3442 USD/year
1235 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) at University of Malaya is conducted purely based on individual supervised research and the candidates will carry out  research in their areas of specialization. In most fields, the Masters is considered the pinnacle of academic achievement and the Master of Philosophy is testament to the candidate’s academic excellence and ability. 


Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), formely known as Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS), is Malaysian first postgraduate and advanced research institution within a university providing facilities for multidisciplinary studies. Since its inception in 1979, the IAS has been offering an extensive range of graduate research opportunities and the number of postgraduate candidates has increased significantly over the years. The Philosophy program is offered at University of Malaya.

IAS is highly recognized  for conducting leading edge research in key areas of sciences, social sciences and humanities. In addition to the research centres base across the faculties, the IAS has four Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HiCoE) and two University of Malaya Centres of Excellence (UMCoE), namely, the University of Malaya (UM) Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), Photonic Research Centre (PRC), Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) and Tropical Infectious Research and Education Centre (TIDREC).

Programme Structure

Programme :
  • HMA – Master of Philosophy by research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

(1) A Bachelor’s Degree with honours or equivalent with CGPA 3.0 and above; (2) Applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.7 and above can apply directly for the PhD programme.  (3) Other qualifications  may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10326 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    1235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3707 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • 15,287 RM - National
  • 42,580 RM - International

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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