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
Course Duration Minimum 1 Year – Maximum 3 Years (Duration of study is subjected to progress of research work)
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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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

Minimum IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) / 230 (CBT) / 80 (IBT) to be obtained before admission or achieved above 70% for English Enrichment Programme (EEP) level 10 of UCSI University. To be obtained before admission.

International Students

To sit for English Placement Test (EPT) and enroll into CETE programme until fulfil the above English requirement within 12 months upon arrival.

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.

  • 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 1 (August – December)
  • Research Methodology
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Product Formulation and Development
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Research I*
Semester 2 (February – June)
  • 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.

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