PhD in Anthropology

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Linguistics or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 1000 words.

PhD in Art

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Art or Master of Fine Arts degree or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD in Art programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 1000 words.

PhD in English Literature

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in English Literature or a relevant subject area.
  • Applications to the PhD programme must be accompanied by a detailed research proposal of approximately 1000 words.

PhD in Environmental Studies

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,500 words in length.

PhD in Geography

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum second class undergraduate degree along with a Master’s degree in relevant subjects is required. Those holding a first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject without a Master’s degree may also be considered.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,500 words in length.

PhD in History

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a Master Degree in History from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam or from any other university recognised by Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Appropriate experience and publications may also be taken into account.
  • Fluent in English, Malay and/or any language related to the topic of the thesis chosen by a candidate.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

PhD in Malay Language and Linguistics

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A candidate must possess a Master degree from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam or any other university recognised by the University, and he/she should have some background of research and/or writing on Malay linguistics.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirement may be considered, provided they possess other academic and/or professional qualifications in Malay linguistics. Appropriate experience and publications in Malay linguistics may also be taken into account.
  • Language requirement: Malay language.

PhD in Malay Literature

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or a professional qualification and/or relevant professional experience subject to the approval of the Senate. Appropriate experience and publications may also be taken into account.
  • Candidates have to write and submit the proposal of a topic from scopes of subject of Malay Literature or Culture or Language given.
  • Language requirement: Malay language.

 

PhD in Sociology

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

 

Master of Arts in Anthropology (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length 
  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.

 

Master of Arts in Art (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A first degree with equivalent to second class honours in Art/Design.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

 

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,500 words in length.

 

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (first or second class Honours) in Linguistics or equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience.
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 500-1,000 words.

 

Master of Arts in English Literature (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (first or second class Honours) in Linguistics or equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience.
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 500-1,000 words.

 

Master of Arts in Environmental Studies (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction to subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length 

 

Master of Arts in Geography (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

 

Master of Arts in History (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Language Requirements: English / Malay language

 

Master of Arts in Malay Language and Linguistics (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A candidate should have some background of research and/or writing on Malay linguistics.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirement may be considered, provided they possess other academic and/or professional qualifications in Malay linguistics. Appropriate experience and publications in Malay linguistics may also be taken into account.
  • Language Requirement: Malay Language

 

Master of Arts in Malay Literature (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to write and submit the proposal of a topic from scopes of subject of Malay Literature or Culture or Language given.
  • Language Requirements: Malay Language.

 

Master of Arts in Professional Communication & the Media (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.

 

Master of Arts in Sociology (By Research)

Specific Entry Requirements:

  • Fluent in English, non-Malay speakers should acquire at least basic proficiency in Malay during their candidature.
  • A research proposal outlining the scope of work by independent research should be submitted. The proposal should include, but not be confined to: Introduction of subject; Research aims and objectives, including any working hypotheses if applicable; Literature review; Methodology, including any data requirements if applicable; Resource requirements, and; Timetable of work. The research proposal should be approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words in length.