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M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Offered by: UCSI University
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr
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Fees (International Student)35000/Course
FacultyFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

Under UCSI University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the MQA-approved Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry aims to produce professional and ethical graduates who are capable of contributing to the local and global science & technology industry for the advancement of quality pharmaceutical products, research and development. The programme seeks to instill learners with life-long learning to develop creative, critical problem-solving skills with good communication, management and leadership skills.

Using a mixed-mode structure, this structural combination of coursework and dissertation o?ers advanced knowledge in pharmaceutical analytical techniques, as well as ‘elective’ management courses under the Faculty of Business & Information Science. To facilitate teaching and learning, UCSI University provides computer labs, teaching / research laboratories, a library equipped with online database search services, modern postgraduate teaching and research instruments, as well as highly dedicated experienced academics and active researchers. The programme also stipulates the completion of individual research projects over several months.



**Duration of Research II is subjected to progress and completion of research project.
Semester Courses
Year 1 - Semester 1
  • Scientific Writing
  • Research Ethics and Methodology
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Analysis of Natural Products
  • Research I
  • Elective from MBA*
Year 1-Semester 2
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Electrochemical Methods of Analysis
  • Research II**
  • Elective from MBA*
* MBA Electives (select two) January
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Financial Management and Policy
  • International Business and Management
  • Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Marketing Management

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Entry Requirements

For MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level BSc in Pharmacy OR a BPharm (Hons) degree OR related undergraduate degree programmes Minimum average score of 60%. Those who possess an equivalent undergraduate degree in a related field may be accepted with a minimum average score of 60% or minimum CGPA of 3.0 English requirements apply English requirements: Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS (overall and in each section) or TOEFL 570/230/105 to be obtained before admission. For MSc Pharmaceutical Technology: Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level Must possess a BSc in Pharmacy or BPharm (Hons) degree Minimum average score of 60%. Other graduates are not accepted for admission English requirements apply English requirements: Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS (overall and in each section) or TOEFL 570/230/105 to be obtained before admission.

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Career Prospects


Graduates may work in manufacturing, quality control, research and development, or in marketing or management; in the government services at drug regulatory agencies, hospitals or clinical chemistry laboratories; or as pharmaceutical education lecturers or researchers. The Master of Science Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduates can also advance further into various academic opportunities worldwide in research and academics.


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

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