Currently only postgraduates degrees by research are available in the school. Among the degree offered are:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
- Master of Science (MSc)
Field of Studies & Specialization
The research activities that are carried out in the school can be categorized into the following field of studies and specialization:
Food quality and safety
Food chemistry and biochemistry
Food product development
Antimicrobial properties of natural products
Physicochemical properties of food
Sensory evaluation of food
Food fermentation technology
Food processing technology
Food product development
Postharvest handling technology
Food service quality assurance
Candidates who wish to apply can obtain the application form from the Centre of Postgraduate Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The completed application form together with the relevant documents and research proposal shall be submitted to Centre of Postgraduate Studies. Further information on the application can be found at the website of Centre of Postgraduate Studies (website: http://www.ums.edu.my).
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the program based on the following criteria:
Master of Science (MSc)
Candidate shall hold a bachelor degree of Food Science / Food Technology / Food Service or related fields from any institutions recognized by the Senate, with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Candidate with CGPA below 3.0 (above 2.8) or not holding bachelor degree in related field may be required (by the committee or supervisor) to attend a few undergraduate courses during the candidature period.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Only a fulltime candidate with CGPA above 3 (hold a bachelor degree in Food Science / Food technology / Food Service or related fields from any institutions recognized by the Senate) is eligible to apply for MPhil. Candidate is subjected to guideline for conversion of registration from MPhil to PhD. The application can only be made after the candidate has satisfactorily completed 2 consecutively registered semesters (12 months) and must have presented at least 2 papers in a seminar or conference. The candidate must also have fulfilled the requirement for conversion stipulated by the school. Request for conversion after 15 months of registration will not be processed.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Candidate shall hold a master’s degree or other qualifications equivalent to master’s degree recognized by the Senate.
Duration of Studies
Master of Science
Full time: 2 – 6 semesters
Part time: 4 – 10 semesters
Master of Philosophy
Full time: after satisfactorily completed 2 consecutively registered semesters (12 months) + presented at least 2 papers in a seminar or conference [eligible for request conversion of registration from MPhil to PhD]. If request did not approve by Committee, candidate have to continue MPhil for maximum 6 semester.
Part time: not allowed
Doctor of Philosophy
Full time: 6 – 12 semesters
Part time: 8 – 14 semesters
A candidate undergoing postgraduate by research will be supervised by a supervisor and a co-supervisor or a committee whose specialization are related to the candidate’s discipline. Most of the supervisors are PhD holders with years of experiences in teaching and research in their respective fields.