PhD in Asian Studies

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline from an institution recognized by the University. In exceptional cases, and subject to relevant UBD regulations, an applicant with a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent, or with extensive work experience from an institution recognized by UBD, may be admitted.
  • Must demonstrate sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research for postgraduate study.
  • Provide a clear and detailed research proposal of between 1,500 to 2,000 words. While any topic relating to Asian Studies will be considered, the Institute would like to encourage research in the following areas:
    • Migration & Diaspora
    • Culture
    • Biocultural Diversity
    • Tourism
    • Heritage
    • Ethnic Minorities
    • Religion
    • Borneo Studies
    • ASEAN and Asia-wide integration
    • Historical Studies
    • Economic issues of developing Asia

Master of Asian Studies (By Research) NEW

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A first degree with equivalent to Second Class Honours in a relevant discipline from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam or a university recognised by UBD.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work should be submitted. The proposal should include, but may not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timeline of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,500 words in length.