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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees200/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

Various approaches are taken to teaching and learning. These include lectures, problem-based learning, tutorials, practical sessions, independent learning, computer-aided learning, clinical skills session and clinical pharmacy training. The duration of this programme is four (4) years. 

In the first year, students go through basic science courses in pharmacy, such as organic and organic chemistry, histology, biochemistry, general aspects of physiology and pharmacology and introduction to pharmaceutics. These provide the students with a strong basic knowledge that facilities learning in the subsequent three years. In the second and third years, courses offered are mainly system-based pharmacotherapeutics, pathology, microbiology and immunology, dosage from design, pharmacognosy, industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutical bioengineering. In the final year, students will spend a substantial part of the learning in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, sterile laboratories and outpatient and satellite pharmacies. Student will be taught the art and science of clinical pharmacy practice, including ethics and forensic pharmacy, under the supervision of clinical pharmacy lectures and medical practitioners. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons). Students are required to undertake minor studies in management and entrepreneurship. 

Entry Requirements

Bumiputera with the following qualifications are eligible to   apply:

For candidates from STPM Programme:

a. Pass STPM or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3.0, and Grade B (GPA of not less than 3.00) in Chemistry, and

b. Pass SPM or equivalent inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Gred B in Biology, Chemistry, Physic, and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and one other subject.

c. MUET, A minimum of Band 3.

d. Pass the interview conducted by faculty.

For candidates from the Asasi or Matriculation Programme

a. Has achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in Asasi UiTM/ PASUM/Matriculation, with minimum Grade B in Chemistry, and

b. Pass SPM or equivalent inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physic, and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and one other subject.

c. MUET, A minimum of Band 3

d. Pass the interview conducted by faculty.

For candidates from the Diploma Programme:

Diploma Pharmacy UiTM

a. Diploma in Pharmacy from UiTM with CGPA of at least 3.50, and

b. Pass SPM or equivalent inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physic, and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and one other subject.

c. MUET, A minimum of Band 3

d. Pass the interview conducted by faculty.

Diploma in Science UiTM

a. Diploma in Sciences from UiTM with CGPA of atlease 3.75

b. Pass SPM or equivalent inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physic, and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and one other subject.

c. MUET, A minimum of Band 3

d. Pass the interview conducted by faculty.

Intake Months

September 

Career Prospects

There is a great demand for pharmacy graduates in both the government and private sectors. Employment opportunities are available in the hospital, retail and community pharmacies, industrial pharmacy, business and commercial sectors, research institute, institutions of higher learning and enforcement pharmacy services. 

Pharmacists in healthcare facilities dispense medications and advise the medical staff on the selection and effects of drugs. Some pharmacists specialize in specific drug therapy areas, such as therapeutic drug monitoring, intravenous nutrition support, oncology (cancer chemotherapy), nuclear pharmacy, geriatric pharmacy and psycho-pharmacotherapy (the treatment of mental disorders with drugs). Pharmacists in community and retail pharmacies counsel patient and answer questions regarding prescription drugs including questions of possible side effects of the interactions of various drugs. 

Another area for a career in pharmacy is the pharmaceutical industry where the pharmacist manages and directs the manufacture of chemicals, prescription and non-prescription drugs and other health products. Pharmacists may also be involves in marketing, research and product development quality control, sales and administration. 

Pharmacists with a postgraduate degree and / or training may pursue a career in teaching and research.

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


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