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MSc Pharmaceutical Technology
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Approval Code R/727/7/0006; 02/2021
Accreditation Code MQA/FA 0013; starting 08/2015
Classification MSc
Subject Area Pharmacy (Technology)
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration Minimum 1 Year – Maximum 3 Years (Duration of study is subjected to progress of research work)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes February and August
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 offers 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.

Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level
Must possess a BSc in Pharmacy or BPharm (Hons) degree Minimum CGPA of 2.75
Other graduates are not accepted for admission
Faculty to assess before admission
English requirement:

Minimum IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL 550/230/80.

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.
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.

**Duration of Research II is subjected to progress and completion of research project.
Semester Courses
Semester 1 – Aug. – Dec
  • Research Methodology
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Product Formulation and Development
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Research I*
Semester 2 – Feb - June.
  • Advanced Drug Delivery System
  • Research II*
*The duration of candidature is dependent on the completion of taught courses and progress of research project.

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