MSc Pharmaceutical Technology

Approval Code R/727/7/0006; 02/2021
Accreditation Code MQA/FA0013
Classification MSc
Subject Area Pharmacy (Technology)
Course Mode Full-time or Part-time
Course Duration Full Time 1-3 years; Part Time 2-5 years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January and July


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.

This programme is suitable for working professionals

 

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Qualifications
 

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

Academic Requirements
 

Minimum CGPA of 2.75.

Five (5) years relevant working experience is required for applicants who do not meet the minimum CGPA.

Admission Level
 

Faculty to assess before admission.

English Language Requirements

For Local Students

English language competency requirements are as follows:

Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 of IELTS; or minimum score of 42 of TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 of Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 of Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests. To be obtained before admission.

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.

For International Students

English language competency requirements are as follows:

Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 of IELTS; or minimum of 42 of TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 of Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 of Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests. To be obtained before admission.

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.

  • Formulation design and development scientist in Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research & development officer in government sector
  • Pharmaceutical regulatory affairs officers
  • Pharmaceutical quality assurance & control officer in Pharmaceutical companies
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Academia
Semester
Courses
 
Semester 1 (July – November)
  • Research Methodology
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Product Formulation and Development
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Research I*
Semester 2 (January – May)
  • Advanced Drug Delivery System
  • Research II*

 

*The duration of candidature is dependent on the completion of taught courses and progress of research project.

**Duration of Research II is subjected to progress and completion of research project.


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

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 35,580

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 49,250

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