• Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science
  • fsse@um.edu.my
  • 03 79673210
The PhD programme follows a structure of individual supervised research, where candidature are required to submit a thesis at the end of their candidature. Upon successful defense of the thesis, the candidate will be awarded the PhD status. All research proposals must be approved and supervised by the Faculty.

Minimum Duration of Study : 4 semesters
Maximum Duration of Study : 12 semesters

The Programme learning outcomes are as follows : -
  1. Display in depth knowledge on issues and problems related to Sport Science.
  2. Application of practical skill in problem solving related to Sport Science.
  3. Relate ideas on community issues in Sport Science researches.
  4. Conduct research and practice ethical values and professionalism in Sport Science researches.
  5. Display leadership quality through communication and ability to work together effectively with peers and stakeholders.
  6. Produce well researched papers or thesis using scientific knowledge and critical thinking when conducting research in Sport Science.
  7. Information management for lifelong learning.
Research Area
  • Science : Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Motor Control, Neuroscience, Coaching, Training, Psychology, Physical Activity, Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Medical and Health Sciences.
  • Non-Science : Sports Management, History, Culture, Psychology, Education, Performance, Perception, Community Research, Sport Law, Sport Financial Management, Sport Facilities Management, Sport Sociology.
  1. Band 5.5 ≥ IELTS Academic.
  2. Score 550 (PBT) / 213 (CBT) / 80 (IBT) in TOEFL.
  3. Band 4 ≥ MUET.
  4. Score 42 ≥ PTE Academic.
  5. Grade C ≥ English Language in A Level, Univ. of Cambridge.
  6. Grade C ≥ Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE).
  7. Grade C ≥ Cambridge Assessment English: First CAE.
  8. Grade C ≥ Cambridge Assessment English: First (CPE).

Pass an English proficiency test approved by the University.

UM offers a course leading to proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia which international students are required to attend before the degree is conferred.
A master’s degree from UM or equivalent from any other university, as acknowledged and approved by the Senate.


Exceptional University Malaya graduates may directly apply for entry into the University’s relevant doctoral programs. Candidates with a CGPA standing of 3.7 and above will be offered entry into the program and will also be given due consideration for the University Malaya’s scholarship funding, subject to applicable terms and conditions.
For PhD programme by research, the candidate can enrol at anytime.

Last Update: 19/05/2023