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Current Postgraduate Candidates 

Congratulations, you are now enrolled as a MA/PhD candidate at the School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia! During your PhD journey with us, you will not only work on your research, but you are also required to present your proposal at a department and school level in the Postgraduate Research Colloquium. For those who are progressing well in their research they will be required to present their findings at the Postgraduate Research Colloquium twice a year.


For the Flow Chart of this process, click here to download the flowchart in:

(Bahasa Malaysia version)

(English version).

Supervision Plan

Every PhD candidate must discuss with their supervisor(s) and discuss the research plan, research methodology, and fieldwork and also research and writing targets according to your field. The candidates must meet with the supervisor on a regular basis, showing and discussing research progress and updated drafts of writings in person or via technological communication devices. Your progress development will be reported every semester on the system.


Exposure to a series of Workshops, Talks and Training

There are various series of research, writing and publication workshops organised by School of The Arts and candidates are encouraged to attend these programmes to further enhance your research and exposure that will be valuable to your learning experience here with us.


Preparing for Viva voce

Viva voce or defence of thesis is a compulsory requirement for every postgraduate candidate by research upon completion of their thesis. Information regarding matters concerning thesis submission and viva, please contact the School of The Arts office directly.