Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Why study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?

A PhD involves extensive, continuous research in a selected field or topic of interest. Monash Malaysia School of Pharmacy prides itself in giving quality postgraduate supervision in an individual’s quest of pursuing their PhDs. A scholastic research environment and excellent facilities are offered to students, including access to important databases in the electronic resources. The programme will be culminated in the form of a thesis which contributes to the existing body of knowledge. A PhD develops an individual’s critical thinking skills and overall maturity. It gives an individual a better problem-solving skills, to be better equipped for numerous job opportunities including as an academic in future.

Areas of study

  • Anticancer therapeutics
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Drug delivery
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Health economics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Organics and biomolecular chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Phytochemistry


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) can be undertaken over four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study.


In 2021, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM42,333 for Malaysian students
  • RM46,556 for international students.

■ Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

■ Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

For more details on the student pass application fee, please click here.

Intake periods

You can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Monash Malaysia throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision.

More information

Please contact Ms Norhayati binti Abdul Malek (Research Manager (Interim), Research Management Office) at or +603 5515 9629 (Direct Line) for more information about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).