Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences

KPT/JPS (N/727/7/0097) 10/24 (MQA/PA11936) 08/24

Pharmaceutical Sciences combine a wide range of scientific disciplines that are vital to the invention and development of modern drugs and therapies. The programme structure for this subject area is designed to offer graduates specialised expertise and first-hand experience in the area of pharmaceutical analysis and research.

Students conducting research here can also take advantage of cutting-edge facilities, including the Pharmacognosy Lab, Medical Sciences Lab, Biomedical Engineering Lab, and Bioequivalence Drug Lab.

This programme aims to produce professional scientific engineers, science librarians, drug analysts or consumer safety officers. These roles are often required at research facilities, government agencies, biotechnology firms, and universities.

Careers Prospects

Professional careers in a variety of practice settings such as Industrial Pharmacists, Research & Development Scientists, Consultants, Research Managers or Academicians in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Full time : 2 – 3 years
Part time : 4 – 6 years

Research Area

  • Experimental Design and Biostatistics
  • Questionnaire Development & Validation
  • Animal Handling Technique
  • Advanced Laboratory Skills
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Drug Discovery, Design & Development
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Drug Dosage Form & Design
  • Advanced Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
  • Advanced Toxicology

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and less than 2.75 may be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a CGPA less than 2.50, but with a minimum 5 years of relevant work experience may be accepted; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Senate or Malaysian Government
  • Foreign Students’ English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT); or IELTS score of 6.0; or any other equivalent qualifications

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