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




Course info


The animal nutrition program emphasises research in farm, companion, laboratory, wildlife and improve growth efficiency and health of animals and to enhance human health attributes of zoo animals related to health. Research projects include feeding and management systems to animal products while sustaining environmental quality. The research ranges from applied problems in animal feeding to fundamental scientific questions of animal growth, production, and health. The research program focuses on impact of nutrition on health, immunity, digestive/metabolic disorders, reproductive performance, bacterial and parasitic diseases, organic toxins and stress nutrition, and feeding management of sick animals. Other research areas include feed evaluation, processing, and utilisation in efficient feeding systems and determination of nutrient requirements. The research also covers the precise ration formulation, phase feeding and use of feed additives for the maintenance acceptable performance of neonatal, growing, finishing and breeding animals.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition 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

Candidate must have a Master degree with thesis in an appropriate field.

Acceptance into the programme is subject to approval by School of Graduates and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM.

They also must have

TOEFL Written test (Academic version): 550 points

IELTS (Academic Exercise): Band 6.0

TOEFL Internet test (Academic version): 79-80

TOEFL Computer test (Academic version): 213

CIEP: Level 109

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