Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Be a Pharmaceutical Specialist

Intake starts in March, June, September & December


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

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, June, September & December
Academic Calendar


Research Program
Available to International and Domestic students.


Is Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pharmaceutical Sciences for You?

Our PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences is rooted in several research areas which include experimental design and biostatistics, animal handling techniques, drug discovery, design and development, advanced pharmaceutical analysis, clinical pharmacy and more.


Join our research group, work with state-of-the art equipment and gain professional development opportunities.


Our Pharmaceutical Sciences programme combines 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 research.


Students conducting research here can also take advantage of ample facilities, including the Pharmacognosy Lab, Medical Sciences Lab, Biomedical Engineering Lab and Phamaceutical Compounding Lab.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Many graduates upon completing their doctoral research would go on to research and academic positions in universities and organisations.

Career Organisation

Your skills as a researcher is highly valued with potential to work at the following organisations:

  • Hospitals
  • Private medical centres
  • Primary care clinics
  • Community/Retail pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Research centres
  • Universities

Research Structure

Research Area

Engage in pivotal research within areas like:

  • 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

The Experience

Who is supervising?

Students are supervised by experienced researchers employed by UoC.


On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
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Off Campus Learning

Research work will also take place at external research centres, hospitals and pharmaceutical industries.

Solve World Challenges

Solve World Challenges

Pharmaceutical Sciences research has the potential to revolutionise healthcare. The University aims to produce researchers who are competent and able to participate in pharmaceutical research activities producing high quality research outcomes and publications that can benefit local and global healthcare needs.

Entry Requirement



Master’s Degree in a relevant field
Master's Degree Level

Master’s Degree in a relevant field from the University of Cyberjaya or any other institution recognised by the
Malaysian government, acceptable to
the University; OR

Other qualifications equivalent
Master's Degree Level

Any other qualifications equivalent to a Master‘s degree recognised by the Malaysian government, acceptable to the University; OR

Other equivalent qualifications
Master's Degree Level

Other equivalent qualifications
recognised by the Malaysian
Government and acceptable to the University; AND

For International Students Only

Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT) or minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or its equivalent


Other acceptable entries: any other qualifications equivalent to a Master‘s degree recognised by the Malaysian government, acceptable to the University.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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