Master of Philosophy (Communication) (By Research)

Faculty of Applied Communication (FAC)

(N/321/7/0237) 02/25 (MQA/PSA13430)

Master of Philosophy (Communication) is a new post-graduate research programme offered at the Faculty of Applied Communication, Multimedia University. This programme equips the students with advanced theoretical knowledge, and research skills in the various fields of communication (i.e. Corporate Communication, Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Digital Media Literacy, Advertising, Intercultural Communication, Public Relations etc.). Students enjoy a supportive, constructive and engaged supervision process offered by our experienced academics and researchers. With full access to specialised resources and excellent research facilities, they get to experience an incredible academic and research journey from attending research-intensive workshops and international conferences, and publishing research articles in international journals to winning research awards. Thus, this programme prepares a successful researcher, expert and/or next generation practitioners to fulfil the future needs of the profession in the field of communication.

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  • Entry Requirements
      1. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate; OR
      2. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
      3. A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      4. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate, subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      5. A Bachelor’s degree in non-related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment; OR
      6. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; OR/li>
      7. Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.
    • English Entry Requirement:
      • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*
      • *The equivalency table is as below:

      English Competency CEFR High
      B1
      CEFR Low
      B2
      CEFR Mid
      B2
      CEFR High
      B2
      MUET Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4
      IELTS 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5
      TOEFL iBT 42 46 60 79
      Pearson Test of English 47 51 59 63
      Cambridge English Qualifications and Test 154 160 169 176
      Linguaskill 154 160 169 176

      • In addition to the above, any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

      • The English language requirement is waived for the candidates who are natives of and/or have completed their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from countries that use English as the medium of instruction as well as the first language.

  • Programme Duration
    • Full-Time: Min. 2 years, Max. 3 years
    • Part-Time: Min. 3 years, Max. 5 years
  • Intake
    •  Throughout the year