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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




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This research domain deals with both the fundamental and applied sciences of biodiversity. It covers current issues on biodiversity conservation, impacts of human activities on biodiversity, and its conservation and integration methods in the national development of natural resources. It comprises areas of botany, zoology, phylogenesis, traditional and molecular taxonomy, conservation genetics, ethnobotany, mycology and plant pathology including study on mycorrhiza and plant root endophytes, modern application of traditional knowledge, biomechanistic assays of natural products from endemic species, pedobiology, malacology, parasitology, ichthyology, entomology and forest and wildlife conservation. Focus also has been given on the importance of plants and animals biodiversity to economy, medicine and ecotourism activities. In general, researches in biodiversity and conservation are broad and industry friendly. More important, methods of economic valuation of biodiversity management and conservation have to be in place in line with the National Biodiversity Policy and international needs.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources By Research.

Full Time (2 years - 5 years)

Tuition fees

1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Master degree with thesis in the same field applied

Master degree with thesis in a related field applied

Master degree without thesis

An outstanding Bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA 3.750 or equivalent to a First Class degree.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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