PhD (Forensic Science) - PSK

OVERVIEW

Doctor of Philosophy (Forensic Science) by research are offered to produce more forensic professionals specializing in the various fields of forensic science. They also provide opportunities for lifelong learning and assist the efforts to profesionalised experts in forensic science with advance academic degrees in line with the advancement of forensic sciences and technologies as well as meeting elevated standard of forensic science services.

To cater for the needs of the students with different undergraduate background, a wide range of forensic sciences fields including criminology, forensic drug analysis, forensic anthropology, forensic document examination, forensic fire invesitgation, DNA profiling, forensic toxicology, and phyiscal evidence are offered. In general, the study involves literature review, proposal presentation, planning and conducting experimental works, research progress presentation, preparation and submission of research articles, and finally submission of thesis for examination.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Corresponding to the mission of School of Health Sciences, the Doctor of Philosophy provide exemplary forensic science research experience with the aims to

  1. nurture intellectual and professional forensic science graduates.
  2. produce forensic science graduates who are responsible and possess high ethical standards.
  3. transform knowledge to develop and sustain social well-being.

RESEARCH FIELD

Criminology

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Biology

Forensic Anthropology

Environmental Forensic

Forensic Document Examination

DNA Profiling

Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Drug Analysis

Physical Evidence

Fire Investigation

Forensic Food Analysis

EXPERTISE

Name Research Interest and Expertise
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Hadzri Yaacob Electrochemistry, Environmental Sample Characterisation, Voltammetry and Polarography
Assoc. Prof. PT Jayaprakash Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Diatomology, Crime Scene Management
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zafarina Zainuddin Forensic DNA markers, Population Genetics and Species Identification
Dr. Affizal Ahmad Forensic Psychology, Mental Health
Dr. Nik Fakhuruddin Nik Hassan Spectrochemical Methods, Chemical Imaging and Profiling of Fingermarks , Persistence of Latent Fingermarks, Novel Method for Development of Latent Fingermarks
Dr. Ahmad Fahmi Lim Abdullah Forensic Drug Analysis, Enhancement of Crime Scene Stains and Marks, Chromatography
Dr. Noor Zuhartini Md Muslim Analytical Chemistry, Optical Biosensor, Environmental Sample Analysis
Dr. Geshina Ayu Mat Saat Crime Prevention and Intervention, Profiling, Trauma, Psychometrics
Dr. Dzulkiflee Ismail Chemometrics, Forensic Pattern Recognition, Document Examination
Dr. Wan Nur Syuhaila Mat Desa Fire Investigation &Fire Debris Analysis, Illicit Drugs Profiling, Chromatography, Multivariate Analysis
Dr. Nur Haslindawaty Abd Rashid Forensic DNA Markers, Population Genetics and Species Identification
Dr. Helmi Mohd Hadi Pritam Forensic Anthropology, Facial Reconstruction, Facial mapping, Photo & Video Editing, Psychology of Identification, Geometric Morphometrics
Dr. Edinur Hisham Atan Human Ancestry, Identity and Health
Dr. Chang Kah Haw Gunshot Residue Analysis, Chemical Profiling of Forensic Evidence, Chromatography

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants should possess one of the following:

  • A Master Degree in a related area or a related Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours (or CGPA>3.67/4 or equivalent).

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ; OR
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ; OR
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or Passed USMs Intensive English Course Level 4.
  • Results must be attached with the application form.

DURATION

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) :4,200.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,585.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00

 

International (USD)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,575.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,425.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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