PhD in Informatics Studies



College

Art and Social Sciences

Program Type

By Research

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Instruction Language

Arabic

Program Coordinator

Name: Abdelmajid Salah Bouazza 

Email: bouazza@squ.edu.om

Tel: 24143293

College Website

http://www.squ.edu.om/cass

Program Overview

 

Doctoral candidates are required to produce a thesis containing original work of suitable merit to demonstrate their command of the relevant research methodology and their ability to undertake independent research. The thesis should make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the specific 29 area, as demonstrated by at least one paper being published or accepted for publication in an international, specialized, refereed journal. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place at the time of application. A student may not submit for assessment thesis material which has already been submitted for another degree at Sultan Qaboos University or any other academic institution.

 Whilst there is no minimum course work requirement, a program or Thesis Committee may specify certain course work requirements which are deemed to be in the candidate’s interest. These requirements must be completed within the first year of study.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant should have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management or any other relative subject to the Information Studies from Sultan Qaboos University or from any other recognized university.

  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 3.00 on a 4-point scale or equivalent in any other system and the Deanship of Postgraduate studies makes the assessment for equivalency acceptance.

  • Three letters of reference, at least 2 from academics, to show competence in the discipline of interest and research capabilities. 

  • Applicant should submit a statement of intent outlining and goals of the research proposed.

  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Un-employed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.  

English Proficiency

Before starting the program the admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate Band (6) in IELTS Academic, with a minimum of 5 in each of its components or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

Selection Criteria

There will be an admission exam for all applicants and those who pass the exam shall be called for an interview.

*Fees

Omani 

International 

4,000 OMR

5,000 OMR

 






















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