Master of Science (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 studies
•             Principal 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)

Duration


MSc
Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 6 semesters
Part-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 12 semesters


PhD
Full-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
Part-time : Min 6 semesters /Max 15 semesters

 

Fees

Malaysian

Registration Fees                                           :          RM    340.00          

Tuition Fees (Per Semester)                         :          RM 4150.00

Examination Fees (Thesis Evaluation)       :          RM    750.00 (MSc) / RM 1000.00 (PhD)

International

Registration Fees                                            :          RM   910.00

Personal Bond                                                 :          RM 1900.00        

Tuition Fees (Per Semester)                         :           RM 6200.00

Examination Fees (Thesis Evaluation)        :          RM 1000.00 (MSc) / RM 1500.00 (PhD)