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M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Technology

Offered by: UCSI University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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 Technology aims to equip science graduates with enhanced knowledge to conduct research and development for the local and global science & technology industry. Through this postgraduate programme, learners will contribute positively to the betterment of the society by pioneering advances in pharmaceutical research and development.

Taught by the faculty’s professional academicians, the programme seeks to instill learners with life-long learning to develop creative, critical problem-solving skills with good communication, management and leadership skills. It will also open doors to career development opportunities for science graduates.

Using a mixed-mode structure, this structural combination of coursework and dissertation o?ers advanced knowledge in pharmaceutical technology, 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, and modern postgraduate teaching and research instruments. The programme also stipulates the completion of individual pharmaceutical technology research projects.



**Duration of Research II is subjected to progress and completion of research project.
Semester Courses
Semester 1 – Jan. – June
  • Scientific Writing
  • Research Ethics and Methodology
  • Advanced Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Product Formulation and Development
  • Research I
  • Elective from MBA *
Semester 2 – July – Dec.
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Advanced Drug Delivery System
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • 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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


Entry Requirements


BSc in Pharmacy OR B. Pharm (Hons) degree OR equivalent undergraduate degree in related field.

Academic Requirements

Minimum CGPA of 2.75.

Admission Level

Faculty to assess before admission.


English Language Requirements

Minimum IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL 550/230/80 to be obtained before admission or achieved above 70% for English Enrichment Programme (EEP) level 10 of UCSI University. To be obtained before admission.

English Language Course Exemption:

Applicants who obtained Bachelor’s degrees in other universities that use English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from taking English classes at UCSI University if the alma mater’s Registrar issues an official letter indicating so to the University. Applicants may be required to attend an interview, conducted by UCSI’s faculty experts, or sit for a written test before they are accepted for admission. Prior to the interview, the applicant is also required to submit a research idea outline.

Intake Months


Career Prospects


As a growing industry in Malaysia, the pharmaceutical industry has high potentials for earning foreign currency for the country. Master of Science Pharmaceutical Technology graduates could contribute to various pharmaceutical industry departments, encompassing (i) quality control (ii) research and development, and (iii) sales and marketing. Graduates will also develop applications on business management and entrepreneurship skills to further enhance their competitiveness in the working force.

Pharmacy is also rapidly developing in Malaysia due to the Ministry of Health’s vision to increase the pharmacy workforce ratio for the population. Graduates of the Master of Science Pharmaceutical Technology programme can also advance into various academic opportunities worldwide to contribute further into research and academics.


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

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