Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmaceutical Sciences


The Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences programme is rooted in several research areas which include experimental design and biostatistics, animal handling techniques, drug discovery, design and development, advanced pharmaceutical analysis, clinical epidemiology and more.

Students will get a chance to learn from experienced academicians from outstanding professionals and industry experts. The University of Cyberjaya is also recognised by the World Medical Directory of Medical Schools making it a prime university for students to enrol in this programme.

Pursuing a career in this noble field allows you to save thousands of people’s lives and improve the quality of life for many others as pharmaceutical specialists or scientists are instrumental in discovering and developing innovative drugs.

Research Area

  • Phytochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Natural & Herbal Product Development
  • Bioactive Compound & Drug Synthesis
  • Natural Product Analysis
  • Molecular Modelling & Drug Design
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Stem Cell & Cellular Therapy
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Delivery
  • Solid Dosage Form
  • Polymer Synthesis & Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Halal Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Medication Safety & Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Pharmacoethics & Pharmaeconomics
  • Hospital Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management
  • Psychometric Study
  • Social Pharmacy


Full time : 3 – 6 years
Part time : 4 – 8 years


March, June, September & December

Entry Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or any relevant field from University of Cyberjaya or any other HEI recognized by the University Senate; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government; AND
  • English Proficiency for International Students: Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT) or minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or its equivalent


There shall be no direct entry from bachelor’s degree level to doctoral degree level. Candidates with bachelor’s degree who are registered for master’s degree programmes may apply to convert their candidacy to the doctoral degree programme within 1 year after master’s degree registration, subjected to: (a) having shown competency and capability in conduction research at doctoral degree level; (b) rigorous internal evaluation by the University; (c) approval by the University.

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