PhD Studentship at Universiti Brunei Darussalam

The Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam is seeking a suitable PhD candidate for the Research Project “Promoting Understanding of Science Concepts through Professional Development of Science Teachers” (PUSC-PDST).

The research will utilise a model of professional development to develop abilities to improve teaching and learning practices which promote better understanding of science concepts and principles in Brunei.

Entry requirements:
Candidates must hold the following qualifications and experience:

  • good undergraduate Honours degree (preferable First or Second Upper) in a Science subject or Science Education
  • Master of Education degree in Science Education subject
  • taught in a relevant Science subject in secondary education for a minimum of 3 years.
  • English Language proficiency – at least pass in IELTS score of 6.0 OR TOEFL test 550 OR grade 6 in English language at GCE `O` Level OR a grade `C` in IGCSE (as a first or second Language)
  • good communication skills in both Malay and English
  • own a car and valid driving license.
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First choice will be given to Brunei citizens or Permanent Residents. Overseas students may be considered as well.

Scholarship funded by the Science & Technology Research Grant will be awarded on a competitive basis (via interview). ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees plus a maintenance grant at the rate of (BND6,000.00 per annum, plus BND3000 per programme tuition fees).

The project is planned to start as soon as possible in December 2010 for full-time study. The Scholarship will be offered for one year in the first instance, and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.

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Application Process:
Candidates must make a formal application to the Universiti Brunei Darussalam Faculty of Research, Postgraduate Studies and Development. The deadline for receipt of applications is 16:00h on Thursday 30 December 2010.

How to apply:
Please send your completed application letter and full Curriculum Vitae to the:

Assistant Registrar,
Office of Postgraduate Studies and Research,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Level 2, ILIA Building, Jalan Tungku Link,
Gadong BE1410
Brunei Darussalam
Email: Eliza Hashim
Tel: 2463001 Ext. 2303
Fax: 2460590

Candidates who need further information concerning the nature of the research that are not answered by the website can contact the Principal Researcher, by email only:

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Dr Irene P-A Cheong,
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Email: Dr Irene Cheong


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