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Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Information Studies)
Short name : Ph.D.
 (Information Studies)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies program (Revised in 2017) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have knowledge and ability to create new knowledge and to integrate and apply relevant theories and concepts in advanced research in the field of Information Studies.
(2) Have advanced research skills to create new knowledge in the field of Information Studies. Be able to produce quality research that creates innovation or knowledge for problem solving or affect solutions which is acceptable at the national and/or international level.
(3) Have morality and both academic and professional ethics. Have consciene in promoting and pushing society to create and use information appropriately which leads to the development of society and the whole nation.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 48 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
Mandatory course
   - Non-credit courses   
   - Credit courses

3
-
3
9
Elective course - 3
Dissertation    48 36
Total 48 48

This program is a Special Project. The classes are taught on Weekends.

Type 1.1 = Research based
Type 2.1 = Reseach + Coursework


4. COURSES

For Type 1.1

Mandatory Courses
Type 1.1 students are required to take the courses ** HS287711 and may take other additional non-credit courses of this study program or the Master of Information Science program to enhance knowledgebase under the approval of the Program Committee. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

**HS287711 ACADEMIC WRITING

3 (3-0-6)

Dissertation

 

Credits

**HS287996 DISSERTATION

48


For Type 2.1

Mandatory Courses
Type 2.1 students are required to take the following mandatory courses for 9 credits and the couse 412801 (Non-credit), and may take other additional non-credit courses of this study program or the Master of Information Science program to enhance knowledgebase under the approval of the Program Committee. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

**HS287711 ACADEMIC WRITING
**HS287712 RESEARCH IN INFORMATION STUDIES I
**HS287713 RESEARCH IN INFORMATION STUDIES II
**HS287714 ADVANCED THEORIES FOR INFORMATION STUDIES

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Dissertation

 

Credits

**HS287996 DISSERTATION

48

Elective Courses
Type 2.1 students are required to take at least 3 credits of the following elective courses or additional courses offered later.

 

Credits

**HS287991 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
**HS287992 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEM AND TECHNOLOGY
**HS287993 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SERVICES AND COMMUNICATION
*HS287994 SPECIAL TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL CONTENT AND MANAGEMENT

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Dissertation

 

Credits

**HS287998 DISSERTATION

36

Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: * = New course, ** = Revised course
Note 3: Non-credit courses must be registered as 'AU' (Auditing)

Note 4: Dissertation course must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1

HS287711 ACADEMIC WRITING
HS287712 RESEARCH IN INFORMATION STUDIES I
HS287714 ADVANCED THEORIES FOR INFORMATION STUDIES
HS287996 DISSERTATION

3 (Not counted)
-
-
6
3 (Not counted)
3
3
-
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 6 9

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS287713 RESEARCH IN INFORMATION STUDIES II
HS287XXX ELECTIVE COURSE
HS287996 DISSERTATION
HS287998 DISSERTATION
-
-
9
-
3
3
-
3
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 15 15

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS287996 DISSERTATION
HS287998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 24 24

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS287996 DISSERTATION
HS287998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 33 33

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS287996 DISSERTATION
HS287998 DISSERTATION
9
-
-
9
Total 9 9
Cumulative credits 42 42

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1 Type 2.1
HS287996 DISSERTATION
HS287998 DISSERTATION
6
-
-
6
Total 6 6
Cumulative credits 48 48

6. QUALIFICATION

Hold a Master's Degree in a related field of study.


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Kwiecien kandad@kku.ac.th

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