Malaysian Universities that offer doctoral courses in Literature

At Malaysia, one can select from the six Malaysian Universities that offer doctoral courses in Literature. So, let us now take a quick look into all the six Malaysian Universities that offer doctoral courses in Literature.

A Malaysian University offering the highest number of doctoral courses in Literature is ‘International Islamic University Malaysia’. This Malaysian University offers six doctoral courses in English Literature and six doctoral courses in Arabic Literature. Each of these six doctoral courses in Literature is further classified into three full time and three part time doctoral courses in Literature. The full time doctoral courses in Literature of two, three and six years long, while the part time doctoral courses in Literature are three, six and eight years long.

A student must have excellent grades in Master’s degree to be eligible to get into any of twelve doctoral courses in Literature that are offered by ‘International Islamic University Malaysia’. The fee structure is quite simple and the full time doctoral courses in Literature cost a fee of 2,300 Malaysian Ringitts for every academic semester. The part time doctoral course in Literature however costs a lesser fee of 1,150 Malaysian Ringitts for every academic semester.

If you are looking at a Malaysian University that offers doctoral courses in English Literature through the study pattern of home study with attendance, then ‘Universiti Sains Malaysia’ offers two such doctoral courses in Literature. One is a five year long doctoral course in Literature, while the other extends to a time line of seven and a half years. The fee structure of these doctoral courses in Literature cost about 3,060 to 4,200 Malaysian Ringitts for every year.

A Malaysian University that concentrates only on Malay Literature is ‘Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris’. This Malaysian University offers two full time doctoral courses in Literature. One doctoral course in Literature awards ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Malay Literature’ and the other awards ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Classic Malay Literature’. To get in here one needs to necessarily have a Master’s degree that’s accepted by the Senate.

Other Malaysian Universities and what they offer:

  • ‘Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’ offers one full time and another part time doctoral course in Literature that awards ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Literature Education’.
  • Then there’s ‘Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’ that also offers a full time and a part time doctoral course in Literature.
  • ‘Universiti Putra Malaysia’ offers a doctoral course in English Literature.


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