PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Discourse Studies) By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info


Objectives of Faculty

The Faculty's objective is to produce trained man power who are experts in the fields of language, literature and communication and able to contribute positively to fulfil the manpower needs and upgrade the quality of life in accordance with the development of the nation.


Discourse studies investigate the use of spoken, written or multimodal forms of communication; relationships between elements within a language; or relationships between language, agency and social context. Research in this field employs various approaches such as linguistic and critical linguistic approaches, critical discourse analysis, and genre study and ethno methodology.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Discourse Studies) By Research.

Full Time (Minimum of two years and a maximum of five years)

Tuition fees

1st semester: RM 5,862.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 4,112.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 3,550; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 3,900; Cost for max 4 years: RM 33,100; Cost for max 5 years: RM 40,900


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants should have a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.20 (thesis based) or 3.50 (coursework based) or equivalent in related fields (based on the proposal presented during the application process)

Applicants who do not meet the CGPA requirement at the Master’s level but who possesses a CGPA of no less than 3.0 (thesis-based Master’s programme) or 3.20 (coursework-based Master’s programme) in relevant fields, can be considered for entry into the PhD programme based on work experience of at least 3 years or related academic publications.

International applicants for the five fields of study must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based) or IELTS Band 6.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.