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M.Sc.(Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull time: 1 years Part time: 2-6 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull-time/Part-time/Distance Learning
FeesFees (Conventional): RM43,000, Fees (ODL) : RM38,800
Fees (International Student)Fees (Conventional): RM53,750, Fees (ODL) : RM38,800
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Credit Hours43
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The programme encompasses drug discovery, drug design, drug development, techniques for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs, quality management and the regulatory environment, and research skills including writing proposals, scientific writing and specialized laboratory skills.

IMU’s Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme consists of two semesters and is a combination of course work and research. Learning activities are conducted on weekends for the convenience of working students.


The MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MAPC) programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community and the oldest chemical society in the world. Accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry is a formal recognition that the programme is in line with international quality and standards. Employers are assured that graduates with accredited degrees have achieved the standards required to be considered professional chemists.

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The mixed mode programme consists of two semesters and is a combination of course work (21 credits) and research (22 credits). New semesters commence in March and September each year and each semester comprises 20 weeks.


Face-to-face teaching and learning activities are conducted on weekends.

The Course Modules include

  • Modern Analytical Techniques for Qualitative Analysis (4 credits)
  • Modern Analytical Techniques for Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
  • Principles of Drug Discovery (4 credits)
  • Computational Drug Discovery Techniques (4 credits)
  • Quality Management and Regulatory Systems (2 credits)
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (3 credits)
  • Research Project I (4 credits)
  • Research Project II (18 credits) The curriculum is reviewed periodically and is subject to change.
Course work modules including Research Methodology & Scientific Writing


  • Research Project I
Course work modules


  • Research Project II
Entry Requirements
Applicants are required to have obtained:


  • A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum
    cGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the
    University’s Senate; or
  • A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, but not meeting cGPA 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment.
For Malaysian Students


Not applicable

For International Students


  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;


The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
Intake Months

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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