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.
Corresponding to the mission of School of Health Sciences, the Doctor of Philosophy provide exemplary forensic science research experience with the aims to
- nurture intellectual and professional forensic science graduates.
- produce forensic science graduates who are responsible and possess high ethical standards.
- transform knowledge to develop and sustain social well-being.
Forensic Document Examination
Forensic Drug Analysis
Forensic Food Analysis
|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|
Applicants should possess one of the following:
- A Master Degree in a related area or a related Bachelor Degree (or CGPA>3.67/4 or equivalent).
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- 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.
- Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
- Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters
|Full Time||Part Time|
|Full Time||Part Time|
** Fees are subject to change