Phd in Science, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Science must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Taylor’s School of Biomedical Sciences offers a comprehensive curriculum taught by a faculty of highly qualified academics with years of experience in research. They actively publish work that has attracted successful grants and funding, as well as present research findings at both national and international conferences. In support of the high level of research, the School’s R&D labs are fully equipped with progressive research infrastructure and facilities.

The research of the School focuses on addressing and promoting the use of natural remedies in treating illnesses, such as cancer, neurological disorders and infectious diseases. Ultimately the research findings are characterising underlying mechanisms of the human health problems and providing new alternative natural products to improve health conditions. The environmental health issue is also one of the key research areas in particularly to develop mechanisms in saving energy resources and to use microbial pollutant indicator to monitor and detect the source of microbial contaminants in our water and food systems.

Research Cluster 1

Natural Products & Drug Discovery


  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Signal transduction inhibitors
  • Bioactive compounds in micro-organisms/edible plant extracts
  • Anti-infective agents

Research Cluster 2

Environmental Prevention and Control


  • Environmental management
  • Water and food quality assessment/monitoring

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification for admission into the PhD in Engineering is a First Class Honours (H1) degree or Master’s degree in a related discipline, which should include a significant research component in the final year.

Equivalent course studies from a recognised tertiary institution may also be considered for admission.

Prospective students that are able to provide details of publications in refereed journals, conference abstracts and reports that demonstrate research proficiency will have an added advantage in gaining entry.

English Language Requirements

Prospective students must be able to meet one or more of the English language entry requirements listed below:

  • English is the first language
  • Successful completion of tertiary studies conducted entirely in English involving formal assessment of written work.
  • TOEFL – a minimum total score of 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based) and a score of at least 5.0 in TWE (written English).
  • IELTS – an overall score of 6.5 and a score of at least 6.0 for each band score

Full documented evidence in support of English language requirements must be submitted with the PhD application form.

Programme Structure

A research degree involves a programme of active research with the normal duration of three years for full time or six years for part time.

Who Should Apply

  • Those who have graduated with a Master’s or Honours Degree in Sciences or Health Science related disciplines
  • Those who have a strong interest in research and keen to involve themselves in: intensive search in literature and data to generate new hypotheses/research topics; conducting experiments; fieldwork to collect data, analyse results and form new theories or new products; presenting findings in conferences and publications; and writing up a thesis
  • Those who desire to improve the social economy, social health and knowledge through scientific research
  • Those who want to establish their careers in the academic profession as university lecturer, leaders in teaching positions, research scientist in the lab or field, head of a university laboratory, Research Institutes, R&D labs in pharmaceutical companies and scientific companies, Technical Advisors/Specialists in scientific companies and more

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Location Map

Center map
Get Directions

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Contact Details

No. 1 Jalan Taylor’s,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Phone: +6(03)5629 5000
Fax: +6(03)5629 5001