PhD in Anthropology

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Linguistics or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in Art

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Art or Master of Fine Arts degree or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD in Art programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in English Literature

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in English Literature or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in Environmental Studies

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in Geography

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum second class undergraduate degree along with a Master’s degree in relevant subjects is required. Those holding a first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject without a Master’s degree may also be considered.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in History

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a Master Degree (with a CGPA equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours) in History from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam or from any other university recognised by Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Appropriate experience and publications may also be taken into account.
  • Fluent in English, Malay and/or any language related to the topic of the thesis chosen by a candidate.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

PhD in Malay Language and Linguistics

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A candidate must possess a Master degree from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam or any other university recognised by the University, and he/she should have some background of research and/or writing on Malay linguistics.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirement may be considered, provided they possess other academic and/or professional qualifications in Malay linguistics. Appropriate experience and publications in Malay linguistics may also be taken into account.
  • Language requirement: Malay language. At least GCE ‘O” Level credit C6.
  • The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 - 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).
    1. Areas of study
    2. Topic review
    3. The problem of the study (supported previous studies)
    4. Objective
    5. Methodology
    6. The importance of research
    7. References

PhD in Malay Literature

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or a professional qualification and/or relevant professional experience subject to the approval of the Senate. Appropriate experience and publications may also be taken into account.
  • Candidates have to write and submit the proposal of a topic from scopes of subject of Malay Literature or Culture or Language given.
  • Language requirement: Malay language.
  • The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 - 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).
    1. Areas of study
    2. Topic review
    3. The problem of the study (supported previous studies)
    4. iObjective
    5. Methodology
    6. The importance of research
    7. References

 

PhD in Sociology

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 4,000 - 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

 

PhD in Professional Communication and the Media

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Professional Communication or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 4,000 – 5,000 words (excluding initial bibliography)

 

Master of Arts in Anthropology (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).
  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.

 

Master of Arts in Art (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A first degree with equivalent to second class honours in Art/Design.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in English Language and Linguistics (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (first or second class Honours) in Linguistics or equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience.
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in English Literature (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (first or second class Honours) in Linguistics or equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience.
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in Environmental Studies (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in Geography (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in History (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Language Requirements: English / Malay language
  • Sufficient prior background in History.
  • A minimum degree classification of Upper Second Class Honours.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in Malay Language and Linguistics (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A candidate should have some background of research and/or writing on Malay linguistics.
  • Candidate applying for Master of Arts (Malay Language and Linguistics) by research must acquire a bachelor's degree Second Class Upper
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirement may be considered, provided they possess other academic and/or professional qualifications in Malay linguistics. Appropriate experience and publications in Malay linguistics may also be taken into account.
  • Language Requirement: Malay Language. At least GCE 'O" Level credit C6.
  • Candidate must send a research proposal of approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words (excluding initial bibliography) by inserting the following:
    i. Areas of study
    ii. Topic review
    iii. The problem of the study (supported previous studies)
    iv. Objective
    v. Methodology
    vi. The importance of research
    vii. References

 

Master of Arts in Malay Literature (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates applying for Master of Arts (Malay Language and Linguistics) by research must acquire a bachelor's degree second class upper. If the candidate obtained a second class lower can be considered to follow the Master by research with a conditions: (i) Experience writing Latihan Ilmiah. (ii) Produce/publish /write literary articles in internal and external magazines.
  • Applicants are required to write and submit the proposal of a topic from scopes of subject of Malay Literature or Culture or Language given.
  • Language Requirements: Malay Language.
  • Candidate must send a research proposal of approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words (excluding initial bibliography) by inserting the following:
    i. Areas of study
    ii. Topic review
    iii. The problem of the study (supported previous studies)
    iv. Objective
    v. Methodology
    vi. The importance of research
    vii. References

 

Master of Arts in Professional Communication & the Media (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).

 

Master of Arts in Sociology (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 – 4,000 words in length (excluding initial bibliography).