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Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Anatomy and Structural Biology
(International Programme)

Revised version year 2017
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  Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Anatomy and Structural Biology (International Programme)
  Full name  :  Doctor of Philosophy (Anatomy and Structural Biology)
  Abbreviation : Ph.D. (Anatomy and Structural Biology)
  Plan 1 Candidate with the Master’s degree
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The candidate must hold Master of Science in Anatomy, Pathology, Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biology, Medical Technology, or other life or biomedical sciences.
  - GPA not less than 3.50 out of 4
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The candidate must have at least 1 research works published in national or international journal, and must be listed first in the work.
  - English proficiency test passed the criteria by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
     
  Plan 2 Candidate with the Master’s degree or equivalent degrees
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The candidate must hold Master of Science in Anatomy, Pathology, Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biology, Medical Technology, or other life or biomedical sciences in any related fields with GPA not less than 3.50 out of 4.
  - English proficiency test passed the criteria by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
     
  Plan 2 Candidate with the Bachelor’s degree
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Candidate must hold Bachelor of Science or M.D., DVM. or DDS or any equivalent degree with GPA not less than 3.50 out of 4.
  - English proficiency test passed the criteria by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
     
  Remark: Any exceptions to the above-mentioned requirements may be made by Programme Committee and approved by Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies.
     
  Selection will be done by examination and/or interview, based on consideration of the candidate’s
  qualifications and experience by Administrative Programme Committee, subjected to approval by Dean
  of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  5.1 For a student holding a master’s degree: no more than 3 academic years
  5.2 For a student holding a bachelor’s degree: no more than 4 academic years
  - Students must register as full time students.
  - Students must enroll no more than 15 credits per regular semester, and in a minimum of 3 credits and a
  maximum of 6 credits per summer semester.
  7.1 Evaluation
    Student evaluation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of Mahidol University.
   7.2 Graduation Requirements
  - A student must obtain GPA not less than 3.00
  - Pass English Proficiency Examination with a TOEFL score equal to or more than 500, or other
    English tests with equivalent level of proficiency.
  - Must participate in activities to enhance soft skills (work skills and living in society) in accordance with the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
  - Pass Ph.D. qualifying examination.
  - Pass the oral examination of the dissertation.
  - Plan 1: Have at least one published, or in press, or accepted publication from the research work in an international peered-reviewed journal with the student named as the first author.
  - Plan 2: Have at least one published, or in press, or accepted publication from the research work in an international peered-reviewed journal with the student named as the first author.
8. Student Supports and Mentoring Service
          Each student will choose a major advisor and a thesis project by the end of the first semester.  According to the criteria of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students shall present and defend their thesis proposals after passing written and oral qualifying examinations.  Thesis advisory committee members are entitled to follow closely the progress report at least once every semester.  To assure the quality and transparency of the student research conduct, Chairman of the Thesis Defense Committee will be an expert in the related field who is not a member of the Graduate Committee, and at least one external expert in the field of research must be included in the Thesis Defense Committee.  Furthermore the quality assurance in research shall be achieved through publication of the research finding in peer-reviewed in the international journals.
Students could obtain financial support from advisor’s research grant, i.e. grants from the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. programme (RGJ) and collaborative Research  Network in Anatomy (CRN-Anatomy) of the Higher Education Commission.  Traveling fund for research presentation at the conferences is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
9. Collaboration with Other Departments/Institutions
              International linkages have been developed with a support from the TRF, NSTDA, RGJ and CRN-Anatomy of the Higher Education Commission. Apart from international collaborations, the department also has local collaborations with other universities and research institute, e.g. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics Mahidol University, Chaing Mai University, Songkla University, Burapha University, Kasetsart University, and Charoen Pokphand Company.     
10. Student Job Opportunities
              The number of graduates in the field of Structural Biology and Advanced Microscopy is still limited in Thailand.  Therefore, a student who graduate from the Programme can be a lecturer as well as a research or at other universities or research institute.
       
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