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Master of Science in Biotechnology

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs (Full Time) / 3 Yrs - 6 Yrs (Part Time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

The objective of the postgraduate programme is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in a selected branch of Biotechnology. This will enable graduates to be competent in handling basic and applied research in their chosen specialties.


Programme Structure

Research and Thesis - Both programmes are research - based and are conducted by Department of Biotechnology (Faculty of Applied Science)


Thesis Preparation - At the end of the course, students are required to prepare a thesis of their research work. The thesis will be evaluated by a panel of examiners and a vice-voce will be conducted.

Research Areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosensors & Biomaterials
  • Cancer Research
  • Genomics
  • Medical Plants Bioprospecting
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Proteomics
  • Vaccine development
Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology or other related science, with :

  1. Minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by AIMST Senate, or
  2. Minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. CGPA < 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

International students need to have a TOEFL Min Score 550 or IELTS Min Score 6.0

Intake Months

All year around application

Career Prospects

MSc. and PhD in Biotechnology course by research mode at AIMST University provides balanced scientific knowledge with strong research skills and capabilities to graduates entering the Biotech-nology industry. Aside form being a Researcher/Scientist at the industry, one can also pursue an academic career after completing his/her Postgraduate studies in this field.

  1. R & D Management
  2. Quality Control
  3. Technology Development
  4. Production Management
  5. Biotech Marketing
  6. Clinical Trials
  7. Technology Management
  8. Academics
  9. Project Management

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

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