Master of Science (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)
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)