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Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr (Full Time) / 2 - 3 Yrs (Part Time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyMixed mode (Course work and research)
Course Description

The MSc (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skill in planning, constructing and conducting research in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry. The program aim is to produce candidate to fill the manpower need of the pharmaceutical industries and academia.


Bridging programme (Full / Part time)

  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Basic concepts of Pharmaceutics
  • Basic concepts of Pharmacology
  • Basic concepts of Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology


  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Macromolecular targets for drug action
  • Advanced organic/synthetic chemistry
  • Drug design, drug stability and combinatorial chemistry
  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Research methods, biostatistics and ethics
  • Research Project
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum of a 2.75 CGPA in Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) or equivalent degree from any University and approved by the University Senate. International applicants should have minimum of 65% in B. Pharm.
  • A candidate with 2.50 CGPA (Grade C+ or 55% in Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent degree from any University and approved by the University senate and possess at least three years of job experience;
  • Candidate holding degree of Bachelor of Science or equivalent with 2.75 CGPA and will have to undergo a bridging programme (16 credits/ six months duration) as a foundation study of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Discipline;
  • Where the applicant’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of competence in English. This would normally be a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS Grade 6 according to the University policy (International applicants only).
Intake Months

February / September

Career Prospects
  • Academia
  • Research & Development
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Quality control laboratories

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

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