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PhD (Marine Sciences) - BIO

OVERVIEW

The study on marine and coastal ecosystem includes the sandy beaches, rocky shores, coral reefs, mangrove, estuaries and the open sea. In this research area, emphasis will be given on the processes and dynamics of these ecosystems, in relation with biotic and abiotic factors. The ecological and economic importance of each ecosystem will be emphasized. Research in this area also involves practical experience in sampling inventory and various field and lab-based measurement techniques. By studying the marine and coastal ecosystem, students are able to understand the flora and fauna adaptations to different ecosystems, which are currently threatened by humans and what options exist for dealing with these problems. This field of study is also inclusive of cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products. 

Research Thrust Areas

Marine & Coastal Ecosystem

  • Mangrove Ecosystem
  • Marine Pollution & Toxicology
  • Mariculture
  • Coral reefs Ecosystems
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Biological Sciences
www.usm.my/bio/bioschool

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in a related area.

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 Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

 

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) : 3,350.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 2,775.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1,000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00

 

International (USD)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 1,575.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,250.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 1,475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,113.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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