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Doctor of Philosophy - disaster studies


Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM) was established to carry out research and provide advice in disaster related fields, especially in Southeast Asian region. This is done by providing a new technological platform for cross-, multi-, and inter-disciplinary research in understanding and solving problems about disaster. Research conducted in SEADPRI contributes to the development of a new system and technology to deepen knowledge about processes related disaster.

The objectives of SEADPRI are:

- To become a research centre focuses on climatic, geological, and technological hazards at the national level and in the Asian region
- To become a multidisciplinary research centre in disaster management especially in the contexts of disaster, governance and prevention as well as post- disaster response
- To develop skilled human capital in disaster issues for the government and private sectors through graduate programmes, especially in science and technology, social and governance aspects in disaster
- To become the reference centre on disaster science and governance in disaster Southeast Asia

Presently SEADPRI offers graduate research program in Masters and PhD levels which involves studies relating to disaster in the following areas:

- Policy and Disaster Management
- Climatic Hazards
- Geological Hazards
- Technological Hazards

Master in Disaster Studies

Majoring in:
- Policy and Disaster Management
- Climatic Hazards
- Geological Hazards
- Technological Hazards

Curriculum Structure

Masters and PhD candidates:
• Research and thesis only
• All candidates are required to attend SFTH6014 Research Methodology course

Language Requirement

All international candidates: TOEFL (minimum score of 500) or IELTS (minimum band 5)

Admission Requirement

- Master in areas of relevance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other universities accredited by the Senate
- Presently following master programme in related field in UKM and approved by the Graduate Management Committee to change the status to Doctor of Philosophy programme with the approval of the UKM Senate's

Geographical coverage



6-12 semesters full-time, 8-14 semesters part-time.

Application procedure

Candidates are advised to apply online at or the application forms can be obtained directly from the Centre for Graduate Management. Alternatively, forms can also be downloaded from Completed forms and certified documents are to be submitted to:


The required documents should be submitted in duplicate.

Tuition & cost

Application fee is RM20.00 for Malaysia (USD30 for International applicant) or RM100.00 for non-Malaysia.


For enquiries, please contact:

Tel: +603-8921 3764 / 4515 / 5162 / 5338 / 3896 F
ax: +603-8925 2699

Tel: +603-8921 4149/4158/4144/4230
Fax: +603-8925 5104

Last updated

25 Mar 2011

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Doctorate
  • Location(s) Malaysia (Selangor)

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