Research and Development

Higher Degree Research Programmes

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Awarding Body

Curtin University


Mode of Delivery

Supervised research study


Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time


Duration of Study

 Programme Full-time Part-time
MPhil  1 to 2 years 2 to 4 years
PhD  2 to 3 years 4 to 6 years


Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with at least a Lower Second Class Honours.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75.


Study Support

  • A work station with 24 hours access
  • Stationery support including paper, printing, photocopy
  • Research room – well equipped with data and software
  • RM1,500/year of financial support for consumables and fieldwork related spending.
  • Opportunity to attend specialised research training seminars, professorial training workshops, national or international conferences supported by the University.
  • Full online access to research supporting resources (including international journals, conference proceedings, e-books, etc.) provided by the parent campus.



  • Limited scholarships are available under the Curtin Sarawak Postgraduate Research Scheme. An awardee currently receives a stipend of RM2,100 per month and tuition fees will also be waived. In return, awardees are expected to contribute a minimum of 8 hours of teaching activities per week during semesters.
  • Limited tuition fees waivers are also available.


Point of Contact

Dr. Joseph Kee Ming Sia (

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