Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission to the programmes offered. To be considered for admission, applicants must satisfy the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements as set for each programme.

Applicants must note that fulfilling the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements does not guarantee entry into UBD’s programmes as admission to all programmes is competitive and limited subject to availability of spaces.

General Entry Requirements

  • The minimum requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme is normally a Master's Degree in relevant discipline from institutions recognised by the University Senate unless otherwise stated.
  • The minimum requirement for Master Degree Programmes is normally a relevant Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (Second Class and above) or its equivalent from institutions recognised by the University Senate unless otherwise stated.
  • Applicants who do not possess a Second Class Honours Degree may be considered, provided they have relevant working experience and possess other academic or professional qualifications deemed suitable and equivalent for the purpose of admission to the programme.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency of at least grade C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations or a grade ‘B’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of at least 550, or Band B2 in UBD English Proficiency Test (UBD-EPT). Please take note that other specific entry requirements will be provided under the separate programmes.

Duration of study

  • Master by Coursework

The period of study will be twelve (12) months full time or eighteen (18) months depending on the programme.

  • Master by Research

The period of study will be twenty-four (24) months full-time.

  • Doctor of Philosophy

The minimum period of study will be thirty-six (36) months full time or sixty (60) months part time depending on the programme.

Graduate Entry Requirements

Programmes Offered

Fees & Funding

International Students

Applying to UBD

Research Opportunities for Graduate Students