MSc Mixed Mode Programme

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Master of Science (Molecular Medicine)

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.

Programme Structure

Semester I (12 units)

  • Molecular Basis of Diseases
  • Diagnostic Technologies & Biological Markers Discovery
  • Vaccines & Novel Therapeutics
  • Bioinformatics

Semester II (8 units)

Industry pathway

  • Managing a Biomedical-based Business
  • Technology Management & Intellectual Property
  • Regulations & Quality Management Systems for the Biomedical Industry


Research pathway

  • Project Management in Research
  • Current Trends in Molecular Medicine Research I
  • Current Trends in Molecular Medicine Research II

Semester II & III (30 units)

  • Research Project

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree (Honours)

A) CGPA of ≥ 2.75

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 20,500.00
  • International applicants: USD 8,250.00

*Effective from Semester 1, Academic Session 2021/2022

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



Telephone: +604-6534801


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