School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Postgraduate Programmes (Research Mode)

Pharmacology

RESEARCH MODE

 R211      Master of Science (Pharmacology)
 R07      Doctor of Philosophy

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biotechnology
    • Biopharmaceuticals
    • Biosimilars
    • Bioprocessing
  • Traditional Medicine/Herbal Medicine/ Natural Products
    • Pharmacology
    • Analysis
  • Pharmacokinetics
    • Bioavailability
    • Distribution
    • Drug metabolism
  • Pharmacology
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Endocrine
    • Inflammopharmacology
    • Cancer
    • Angiogenesis
    • Molecular Pharmacology
    • Male Reproductive System
  • Neurosciences
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Behavioural Studies
  • Toxicology
    • Oral Toxicity
    • Dermal Toxicity
    • Genotoxicity
    • Carcinogenicity
    • Ocular Toxicity
    • Molecular Toxicity

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:

MSc

Malaysian applicants
  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;
OR
  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
    • Research experience – 1 year; or,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)
(Results must be attached with the application form)
  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

PhD

Malaysian/International applicants

  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (research mode)

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Physiology

RESEARCH MODE

R212 Master of Science (Physiology)
R01 Doctor of Philosophy

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Autonomic modulation of cardiovascular functions
  • Natural product research
  • Antidiabetic effects of medicinal plants
  • Reproductive Biotechnology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Neurohumoral control of cardiovascular & renal function
  • Translational & Integrative physiology
  • Gene therapy – Drugs of the future
  • Herbal research - Pharmacological and toxicological evaluation
  • Identification and characterization of protein and others chemical substances from frog skin secretion

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
www.pha.usm.my

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess one of the following:
 
MSc

Malaysian applicants
  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;

OR

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
  • Research experience – 1 year; or,
  • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
  • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
  • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
  • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor's degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

 (Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PhD

Malaysian/International applicants
  • A Bachelor's degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science

OR

  • A Master's degree in a related area in Science (research mode)
OR
  • A Master's degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

  (Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 

Pharmaceutical Technology

RESEARCH MODE

R213    Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Technology)
R07      Doctor of Philosophy

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Design and development of novel drug delivery systems, including oral, topical, transdermal and pulmonary, for drugs as well as bioactives from natural sources
  • Bioavailability studies
  • Characterisation of pharmaceutical formulations and materials
  • Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics and molecular modelling
  • Pharmaceutical microbiology
Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
 
www.pha.usm.my
 
Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess one of the following:

MSc
Malaysian applicants
  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;

OR

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
    • Research experience – 1 year; or,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)
(Results must be attached with the application form)
  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

PhD

Malaysian/International applicants

  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (research mode)

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)
(Results must be attached with the application form)
  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

 
RESEARCH MODE
 
R214      Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
R07        Doctor of Philosophy
 
Research projects in the following areas are available:
  • Natural product and herbal research
    • Isolation and characterisation of chemical constituents
    • Standardization, quality control, herbal monographs
    • Pharmacokinetics and stability studiesPrincipal components analysis
    • Biological activities (antimalarial,antiobesity, anticancer, kidney stone disease, etc)
    • Proteomics of medicinal plants
    • Metabolism
    • Toxicology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Synthesis
    • SAR
  • Proteomic analysis of breast and colon cancers
  • Biochemical toxicology and metabolism
  • Cell culture, cancer biology and molecular biology
  • Drug discovery and molecular modelling
  • Cell-based and biochemical assays
  • Halal pharmaceutical and standards, including gelatine source analysis

Expertise available in the following School:

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

www.pha.usm.my
 

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess one of the following:

MSc
 
Malaysian applicants

 

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;

OR

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
    • Research experience – 1 year; or,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the applicants form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

 PhD

Malaysian/International applicants

  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (research mode)
OR
 
  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)
(Results must be attached with the application form )
  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Clinical Pharmacy

RESEARCH MODE

 R215      Master of Science (Clinical Pharmacy)
 R07        Doctor of Philosophy

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Therapeutics
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Community pharmacy
  • Public health pharmacy
  • Clinical medicines
  • Medication counselling
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Ambulatory care pharmacy
  • Oncology pharmacy
  • Paediatric pharmacy
  • Geriatric pharmacy

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

www.pha.usm.my 

Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:

MSc

Malaysian applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;

OR

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
    • Research experience – 1 year; or,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Science with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

PhD

Malaysian/International applicants

  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (research mode)

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Social & Administrative Pharmacy

RESEARCH MODE

 R216      Master of Science (Social and Administrative Pharmacy)
 R07        Doctor of Philosophy

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Social Pharmacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Pharmacoinformatics
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Public Health Pharmacy
  • Health Related Quality of Life Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Financing
  • Health Systems Research
  • Pharmaceutical Policy

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess one of the following:
 
MSc
Malaysian applicants
  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.75 or above;

OR

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons) (Pharmacy) with CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74, subject to additional requirements below
    • Research experience – 1 year; or,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; or,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s)) in related field; or,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; or,
    • Grade B+ in final year project

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area  with CGPA of 3.00 or above.

International applicants

  • A BPharm or BSc (Hons)(Pharmacy) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area  with CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PhD
Malaysian/International applicants
  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area 
OR
  • A Master’s degree in a related area  (research mode)

OR

  • A Master’s degree in a related area  (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Language Requirement (Applicable to International Applicants Only)

(Results must be attached with the application form)

  1. A minimum score of 550 in Paper-based or 213 in Computer-based or 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
  2. A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Duration

  MSc PhD
Full-time   Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters  Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time  Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters  Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

Fees

Malaysian   
 Registration fee RM340.00 
 Tuition fee (per semester) RM4150.00 
 Examination fee (thesis evaluation) RM750.00 (MSc)/RM1000.00 (PhD) 
   
International  
 Registration fee RM910.00 
 Personal bond RM1900.00 
 Tuition fee (per semester) RM6200.00
 Examination fee (thesis evaluation) RM1000.00 (MSc)/RM1500.00 (PhD)
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