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Master of Science in Medical Microbiology

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 of Science in Medical Microbiology programme in AIMST University provides a solid foundation in medical microbiology as a basis for teaching, as well as basic and applied research. It considers all aspects of medical microbiology and incorporates local requirement as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. This programme has been developed to provide postgraduate training in medical microbiology and is intended for students graduating from life science and related disciplines who wish to extend their knowledge of microbiology and / or wish to pursue a career in the medical sciences.

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 Bacteriology, Medical Virology, Medical Mycology, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Biosensors, Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering.


Examination of the MSc Thesis is the main assessment method. The thesis will be examined by the supervisor, an internal examiner and an external examiner. Successful completion of research project and defense of the project is also required for graduation.

Besides the thesis, there will be continuous assessments for monitoring the research progress. The tools used may include proposal presentation, research progress reports, portfolio, journal club presentations, publication and conference participation.

Entry Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • 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
  • 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.
  • For international students, Pass IELTS with a minimum band of 6.0 or TOEFL with min 550 points.
Intake Months

All year around application

Career Prospects
  • Further research leading to a PhD
  • Teaching careers in academia

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

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