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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU)

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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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 science/Mathematics subjects)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate (not less than 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75
NCEA Level 3 60% (not less than 60% in Chemistry)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (not less than 70% in Chemistry)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects (including science subjects / Mathematics and minimum B4 in Chemistry)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate in 4 best subjects (not less than 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% (not less than 60% in Chemistry)
Ministry of Education Matriculation# ABB / cGPA 2.50 (2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 science subject / Mathematics )
International Baccalaureate (IB) Not less than 26 points (Chemistry and 1 science subject / Mathematics at the Higher level (HL) with score not less than 3 in Chemistry)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.70 (Chemistry and 1 science subject / Mathematics must be AP courses)
Foundation * # cGPA 2.00 or 50% (including Chemistry
(Foundation in Biosciences / Foundation in Engineering / Foundation in Science)
Degree BSc: cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science / Diploma in Microbiology – cGPA 2.00 with minimum cGPA 2.50 in 2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 science subject / Mathematics
Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00

Chemistry is compulsory.

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution.

* IMU does not accept any foundation in science courses from other colleges/universities for its dentistry programme except for foundation in science by IMU.

Foundation in Science qualification from other colleges/universities will be considered on case by case basis for admission into the Medicine & Pharmacy programme. In addition, it is only applicable for application into the IMU local programmes and not for all credit transfer options. Student with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into the IMU programmes with credit transfer option (except for medicine & dentistry), upon meeting eligibility of the required entry requirement of the intended programme.

English Language Requirement

Applicants are required to have this at the point of entry:

MUET Band score of 3 (for Malaysian students only)*
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 (for Malaysian students)*Overall band score of 6.0 (for International students)*
Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0.
TOEFL* Overall score of 513 (PBT) / 183 (CBT)/ 65 (iBT)

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

  • Students without IELTS or MUET can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS. Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for MUET and (or) IELTS exam within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admissions Office for further details or to register for the test.
  • The entry requirements and English requirements are subject to change.
Intake Months

February, August and September 

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

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