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.
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
- Research II*
The programme’s comprehensive design and delivery paves the way for careers in advance scientific research and various fields, including
- Product development scientists
- Medicinal chemist
- Patent attorney
- Regulatory professionals
- Quality control and assurance personnel
- Medical science liaison
- Science writer
- Clinical research associate
- Pharmaceutical scientist
Upon completion of the programme, the graduates should be able to:
- demonstrate mastery of knowledge within depth skills with evidence-based research and practice in pharmaceutical sciences;
- apply practical skills to meet the current demands of pharmaceutical industries;
- relate ideas to societal healthcare and wellness in pharmaceutical sciences;
- conduct outcome-based research with minimal supervision and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice in the pharmaceutical sciences;
- demonstrate leadership qualities through effective communication and collaboration with peers and stakeholders;
- generate creative ideas for effective problem solving with scientific and critical thinking skills; and integrate information for lifelong learning.