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The MSc by Research in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) will provide you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, and methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods, to assess the biological activities of drug compounds. It is your opportunity to specialise in this fascinating and vitally important field that focuses on the biochemistry, design, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances, including the development of safe and effective drugs.
Applicants are strongly advised to visit the kulliyyah's website to identify potential supervisors based on their research area of interest. Selecting the correct research project is a hugely important first step, so it is recommended that you contact potential supervisors directly to discuss possibilities before you apply online for a place on the course.
You will be admitted directly to a particular research area led by departmental members who will be appointed as supervisors. There are no taught courses examined by written papers, but you will have access to a wide range of lecture courses at a taught master’s level and foundation or preliminary level, as appropriate. There is also a wide range of courses and workshops you will be able to attend to acquire skills that will be necessary for the pursuance and presentation of your research, as well as your professional development as a research scientist.
A relevant bachelor’s degree (honours) with good grades from IIUM or any other accredited Institution of higher learning. Preference will be given to applicant’s having a bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.75 and above or its equivalent, or any other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (honours) or other relevant professional qualifications and experience that are recognised by the Senate of the University.
A suitable research proposal is required for Master by research only.
English Language Requirement
TOEFL: 550 or IELTS/EPT: Band 5.0
Other qualifications, evidence of excellence and relevant experience: