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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU)

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)117,300/Course
FacultySchool of Pharmacy
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

Pharmaceutical chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation and testing, as well as the delivery of drugs in the body. In view of the increase in the occurrence of existing and new diseases, continuous work in the discovery of new drugs that have high therapeutic efficacies but minimal side effects is necessary. Pharmaceutical chemists play a significant role in this global effort in drug discovery and also in drug development.

The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong emphasis on the detailed understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chemical compounds as well as their reactions. Students are trained in the application of modern information and scientific technologies in drug development, safety and efficacy studies. Elements of team work, communication and lifelong learning skills are incorporated into the curriculum throughout the programme in order to prepare graduates who are versatile and adaptive in the future places of employment, which are not only limited to the pharmaceutical industry.


Entry Requirements
A-Levels CCD (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics and minimum C in Chemistry)
STPM CC (including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate (minimum 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75
NCEA Level 3 60% aggregate (minimum 60% in Chemistry)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (minimum 70% in Chemistry)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics and minimum B4 in Chemistry)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate in 4 best subjects (minimum 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% (minimum 60% in Chemistry)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * ABB / cGPA 2.50 (2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics at the Higher Level (HL) with minimum 3 points in Chemistry)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.70 (Including Chemistry or Mathematics must be AP courses)
Foundation in Science # cGPA 2.00 or 50% (including Chemistry) (Foundation in Biosciences, Foundation in Engineering, Foundation in Science)
Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science / Diploma in Microbiology
– Overall cGPA 2.00 (with a cGPA 2.50 in 2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.



  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. ** (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)


  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects.
    Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.


MUET Band score of 3*
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5*


Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0.

TOEFL Overall score of 183 (CBT)/ 65 (iBT)*
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 160* (for International students only)
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180* (for International students only)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 42* (for International students only)

*   ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia.

Intake Months

February, July and September 

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

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