MSc Mixed Mode Programme

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Master of Science Molecular Medicine MQR 650x980

Master of Science (Molecular Medicine)

The MSc (Molecular Medicine) Mixed mode programme was first introduced by INFORMM in 2017. The curriculum was first revised in 2022 following the current MQF 2.0 guidelines by MQA.

The programme aims to provide a strong fundamental understanding of the field of molecular medicine through comprehensive lectures and practical, hands-on experience in research and entrepreneurial aspects of the biomedical field. The programme has an emphasis on translational research with a focus on biomarker discovery and the development of diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics for the market.

The programme consists of three semesters. In the first semester, candidates will undertake core courses. In the second semester, students can select a research- or an industry-focused pathway allowing them to customize learning that will be relevant towards their career goals. A research project in the specialized area will begin in the second semester continuing into the third semester that will be solely dedicated to research. The program will focus on student-centered learning which incorporate individual and group assignments, practical sessions, ‘problem-based learning’, ‘e-learning’, seminar presentations, field trips and others.

Program Educational Objective (PEO)

The aim of this program is to produce skilled researchers in the field of molecular medicine, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in research institutions or industry settings. To achieve this goal, the Program Educational Objective (PEO) of this program is designed in line with the Institution Educational Goal (IEG) to produce graduates who have the following criteria:

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Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:

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Programme Structure

In the first semester all students will take four compulsory courses, as listed below:

Semester I (12 units)

TFM501: Molecular Basis of Diseases

TFM522: Diagnostic Technologies & Biological Markers Discovery

TFM503: Vaccines & Novel Therapeutics

TFM524: Bioinformatics

In the second semester, students will choose to either follow the ‘Industry’ or ‘Research’ pathway. The courses in each pathway are listed below:

Semester II (8 units)

Industry pathway

TFM505: Managing a Biomedical-based Business

TFM506: Technology Management & Intellectual Property

TFM507: Regulations & Quality Management Systems for the Biomedical Industry


Research pathway

TFM508: Project Management in Research

TFM529: Current Trends in “Omics”

TFM530: Current Trends in Molecular Medicine Research

Additional course in Semester II & III (27 units)

TRX500: Research Methodology in Medicine and Health Sciences

TFM531: Dissertation

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree (Honours)

A) CGPA of ≥ 2.75 in related field

B) CGPA of 2.50 - 2.74 with Research experience – 1 year;
OR, Professional experience in related field – 1 year; 
OR, One (1) academic publication (journal, not proceeding(s)) in related field;
OR, Grade B for major/ elective courses;
OR, Grade B+ for final year project. 

Language Requirement (For International Applicants Only)

Exemption is given to a candidate with:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English; or
  • English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses should be previously identified and approved by the University Postgraduate Studies Council).


  • Full-time: 3 semesters (up to a maximum of 6 semesters)
  • Part-time: 6 semesters (up to a maximum of 12 semesters)
  • *Note: Classes involve part-timers are conducted on weekdays (after working hours)


  • Malaysian applicants: RM 18, 360
  • International applicants: USD 7, 340

*Effective from Semester 1, Academic Session 2022/2023

(Fees shown here are only for the programme and does not include registration and other student fees)



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