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Master of Science in Medical Biochemistry

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs (Full Time) / 3 Yrs (Part Time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

The Master in Science in Medical Biochemistry programme in AIMST University provides a solid foundation in Medical Biochemistry as a basis for teaching and research. This programme is designed to train graduates to demonstrate:

  • Basic knowledge in the fields of Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Information Technology, Genetic, Medical Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.
  • Plan and conduct a given research project, analyse and interpret the data obtained.
  • Motivation and skill required to pursue further research and life-long learning.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills in the use and application of information technology tools.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to work in a team.
  • Managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
Components Of the Programme

The programme is fully research based. Component of the programme are not subjects based but are divided according to the research areas / expertise: Medical Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genetic Engineering, Traditional Medicines, Oncology.


Continuous assessment will be done through the assessment of interim presentation of projects work. The tools used may include proposal presentation, research progress reports, portfolio, journal club presentations, publication and con-ference participation.

The final assessment and recommendation for graduation is primarily based on the evaluation of the candidate’s report of research projects and his/her defense of the project.

Entry Requirements
  1. A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment ; or
  3. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

All applicants are expected to have a reasonable command of English Language:

  • TOEFL score 550
  • IELTS band 6
  • MUET band 4 or equivalent

Applicant who do not meet sufficient level of English Language may be required to attend and pass an English Language course conducted by the University prior to being admitted into the postgraduate programme.

Intake Months

All year around application

Career Prospects
  • Further research leading to PhD
  • Teaching careers in academia
  • R&D Management
  • Genetic Counseling and Forensic Science
  • Biosafety
  • Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Control
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Patents and Intellectual Property Right

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

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