Master Of Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Open throughout the year
Course Duration
2-4 years full-time, 3-5 years part-time
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
By Research, Full-time / Part-time
Approval Code
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA 14016


The Master of Science (MSc) programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSI University is a multidisciplinary full research mode postgraduate degree. It is the first Master’s degree with specialisation in multidisciplinary areas of pharmaceutical sciences involving chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics and formulation science and pharmacogenomics, among others.


Experts in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences are much needed due to the growing demand in the pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia and internationally.

UCSI’s researchers and supervisors are equipped with local and international research grants as well as the experience to mentor students in their research projects. They are also constantly engaging in ongoing professional development to ensure effective research supervision.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent

At least Five (5) years of relevant working experience is required for applicants who do not meet the minimum CGPA requirement. Conversion to the Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmaceutical Sciences) after 1 year of study in this programme.
*Upon fulfilment of the progression requirements

English Language Requirements

For Local & International Students
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English
Band 3.5
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Linguaskill Online score: 154
Occupational English Test (OET): 200

  • Applicants who are pursuing Bachelor’s degree in other universities that use English as the medium of instruction can be exempted from the above requirements. International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Semester 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Master Research
Semester 2 onwards
  • Master Research

The University may allow exemption for outstanding students to complete their studies within a shorter period.

Career Opportunities

The programme’s comprehensive design and delivery paves the way for careers in advance scientific research and various fields, including

  • Academician
  • Product development scientists
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Quality control and assurance personnel
  • Medical science liaison
  • Science writer
  • Clinical research associate
  • Pharmaceutical scientist


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 40,630

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 66,710

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

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


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