Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research

Master of Philosophy (Social Science)

(R2/310/7/0022)07/24 (A9923)

Kampar Campus

Programme Details

IntakeOpen throughout the year
Duration Full Time  : Normal 2 years - Max 4 years
Part Time : Normal 3 years - Max 6 years
Indicative FeesLocal: RM 9,900.00 ~ RM10,900.00
International : RM18,900.00
Fee Explanation
 *excluding Visa application fees and Dissertation Examination fees
Programme StructureResearch Methodology
Research Writing
  Research AreaBehavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology
Sociology and Cultural Studies
Study MethodConventional with Blended Learning (physical and online lectures)
       Programme Outcome and Objective

Entry Requirement 

Academic Requirement

(a) A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields with CGPA of 2.75 and above or equivalent as approved by the Senate; or 

(b) A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with CGPA of 2.50 and above but less than CGPA of 2.75, subject to rigorous internal assessment; or 

 (c) A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00 but less than CGPA of 2.50, and show evidence of at least five (5) years of relevant working or research experience can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or 

(d) Candidates without a Bachelor’s degree in the related fields or relevant working experience must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by UTAR and meet the minimum CGPA set out in (a) to (c).

Language Requirement
- IELTS : 5.0  (CEFR  Level B1) 
- TOEFL : 410-413/ TOEFL iBT Score 34
- Cambridge English Advance (CAE) :160 (CEFR Level B2)
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) :180 (CEFR Level C1)   
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) : 36   
- MUET Band 3.5  

Head of Programme

Asst. Prof. Dr Pragash a/l Muthu Rajan

Contact HoP  Find Supervisor 


Sign up for an application account at UTAR Online Application Portal

Applicant to discuss with the potential supervisor before submitting the online application and to upload the agreed research proposal using with the prescribed Endorsement of Research Proposal form

RSS Vacancies

Research Scholar Scheme (RSS)

To provide financial support and opportunity for students to be involved and assist in research projects and thus enhancing their exposure and experience in research