PhD (Research)

The research Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme is primarily intended to develop scholars and academics who can contribute, through undertaking original research, to our knowledge and understanding of the Southeast Asian region. We aim to produce future researchers and academics who will be conversant with prevailing epistemological, theoretical, and methodological issues in their specifc fields of study and who can contribute to better understandings of key questions of scholarship and policy on Southeast Asia. The research thrusts of these programmes ultimately reflect the expertise and visions of the Department's academic staff.

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