Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy


This programme was developed in line with the development of Biobehavioural Health Sciences research area recently with the main theme is the translation of research findings into clinical practice, through clinical trials of behavioural interventions on vulnerable individuals and populations. The multidisciplinary research area focuses on the identification of biological, psychological and social factors associated with developmental risk and resiliency inpatients and communities, and the development of innovative interventions that will promote health and quality of life. Mostly the research area will utilize thoroughly humans as the research sample namely from tissue, blood or even perception and feelings. 

Programme Description

This course is aimed at Master Degree holders who intend to pursue research at a higher level and also personnel from the work sector who would like to be engaged in research with the intention of updating knowledge as well as a means of personal development. The specialisation of this programme would be Biobehavioural Health Science which will be included in the transcript. 

The objectives of the programme are:

·       To introduce excellence in a novel area of Biobehavioural Health Sciences and attain optimal satisfaction research environment incorporate with Islamic value.

·       To develop and integrate research encompassing biological, behavioural, social-cultural and environmental elements used in solving patient care problems.

·       To be recognized as a pioneer and top-ranking university offering quality research in Health Sciences.

Duration of the study: 3 years full time or 6 years part-time program (normal 3 years full time or 6 years part-time program (normal progression)/ research mode under academic supervision.

Entry Requirements

·       A Master Degree in relevant Health and Social Sciences programs from local or international universities recognized by the Kulliyyah and the University. 


·       Applications from candidates with significant research or 10 years of working experience as approved by the Kulliyyah and the University will be highly considered.


·       Any other qualification that is recognized by the IIUM Senate as equivalent to the above.


·       Candidates must demonstrate a good command of the English Language. Our English language requirement is: 

        o   TOEFL 500; or 

        o   IELTS 5; or  

        o   English Placement Test 5 (administered by the University)

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Fees Structure 2021

Student Affair


Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia,
Bandar Indera Mahkota Campus, 25200 Kuantan,
Pahang Darul Makmur.
Tel. No.: +609 - 570 7210 / 7202 

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