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The MSc by Research in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) programme develops your knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management. It works on a philosophy of student-centred workplace learning, supported by workbooks and contact days facilitated by experienced pharmacy practitioners. The ethos and culture of the programme is to enhance and develop self-reliance and an adult approach to learning in support of continuing professional development. This programme is suitable as preparation for PhD studies and for pharmacists wanting to combine research with a career.
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:
Research or work experience in your research area may be an advantage. Evidence of your employer's support is required, if applicable to your circumstances.
Previous publications are not a condition but would advantage an application.
It would be expected that graduate applicants would be familiar with the recent published work of their proposed supervisor.