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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info


The field of food science includes food chemistry and biochemistry, functional foods, food microbiology, food enzymes and other related fields. Students can select from a range of courses to meet individual needs and specialization preferences and undertake a research project within the area of food science which will include food enzymologist, physic-chemical and functional properties of food carbohydrates, food lipids, and food proteins and other polymers, flavour encapsulation, nutrition, functional foods, and food microbiology. Firm understanding in molecular interactions, food composition, interaction within foods, microorganism and its environment, and physic-chemical properties of food systems can be utilized in explaining the nutritional and quality changes of the foods.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science By Research.

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

An applicant with good achievement in Master Science from UPM or other institutions that qualified by UPM. An applicant with an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 3.75 and above or equivalent to first class honours also can apply for direct admission into PhD degree programme, but with condition. An applicant must pass one year of attempt admission.

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.

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