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Palaeontology (Ph.D.)

Palaeontology (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Science

 

The faculty began in 1968 as a subdivision of the College of Education, Mahasarakham. It became an independent faculty in 1994. In addition to producing graduates with expertise in many areas of pure and applied science, the faculty places emphasis on the teaching processes, as well as on research for environmental protection, conservation and utilization of biodiversity and bio-mass energy available in rural areas. The faculty has also gained a reputation for utilizing scientific knowledge in solving problems in local communities. The faculty includes the departments of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology as well as research units covering many areas of science and applied science.


Palaeontology (Ph.D.)
Course duration: 3-5 years
Estimated Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Student: 50,000 Baht/Semester

 

Overview

 

Over the years, wide varieties of fossils, especially from dinosaurs, have been uncovered in Thailand. As a result, palaeontology is quickly becoming a subject of particular interest and importance. In 2002, Mahasarakham University established the Palaeontological Research and Education Centre (PRC) to study and conduct research in the field of palaeontology as well as raise awareness of Thai people concerning the conservation and preservation of natural resources.

 

The main objective of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Palaeontology is to provide graduates with an understanding of the evolution of biodiversity in deep time as well as the conceptual and methodological tools to conduct valuable research leading to problem solving at local, regional, national, and international levels.

 

Program Type
 

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Palaeontology consists of two types:

 

Type 1: A program with focus on research
 

Students are required to conduct a research study to create a new body of knowledge.

 

Admission to the program is of two forms:

 

1.1 Student holding a master’s degree are required to conduct a 48-credit thesis.

 

1.2 Student holding a bachelor’s degree are required to conduct a 72-credit thesis.

 

Type 2: A program with focus on both research and coursework

 

The number required additional coursework depends on student’s academic background.

 

2.1 Students holding a master’s degree are entitled to conduct a 36-credit thesis and take a minimum of 12 credits of coursework.

 

2.2 Students holding a bachelor’s degree are entitled to conduct a 48-credit thesis and take a minimum of 24 credits of coursework.

 

Program Structure

 

Courses

Type 1.1

(credits)

Type 1.2

(credits)

Type 2.1

(credits)

Type 2.2

(credits)

Compulsory

Elective

Thesis

-

-

48

-

-

72

5

7

36

14

10

48

Total

48

72

48

72

 

Further Information
Please contact:
Dr. Komsorn Lauprasert
Lecturer
Faculty of Science
Mahasarakham University
Maha Sarakham 44150 Thailand
Tel: +66 4375-4333 ext. 1173
Fax:+66 4375-4247
E-mail: iroffice@msu.ac.th
 

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