National University of Malaysia UKM

National University of Malaysia UKM

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Doctor of Philosophy Science

  Level PHD
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Research mode programmes offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy emphasise on inter- and multidisciplinary research areas in pharmacy including, but not limited to, drug discovery, pharmaceutical product development, pharmacy education and quality management of medicine. These research-oriented programmes are, by nature, laboratory-based, a combination of laboratory- and survey-based, or survey-based in various areas of pharmacy such as:

Drug and Herbal Development: focuses on the identification of chemical leads from natural products for specific therapeutic efficacy leading to the development of new drug candidates against complex and challenging drug targets prior to clinical trials and evaluation of herbs and their products for quality, safety and efficacy as therapeutic agents. 

Drug Delivery Technology: focuses on contemporary drug delivery issues in order to build rational strategies to drug design resulting in advanced drug delivery. These include acquiring knowledge of the physicochemical properties of traditional and biotechnology-based drug moieties as well as understanding the mechanisms of cellular uptake and transport across biological membranes.

Quality Management of Medicine (QMM): focuses on patterns of drug usage, efficacy of treatment regimens, adverse drug reaction reporting, health awareness, patient education, pharmacoeconomics, national medicines policy and its implementation.




  • Submit a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words
  • Pass viva voce examination
  • At least TWO (2) journal articles accepted in WoS indexed journal
  • Obtain a minimum of grade B for the Research Methodology course
  • International students are required to pass Bahasa Melayu course




  • A master’s degree accepted by the Senate
  • Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a master’s degree that are accepted by the Senate



  • International candidates must meet the English language requirement set by the Faculty and University:
  • IELTS: a minimum score of Band 6.0, OR
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 60, OR
  • CEFR: a minimum level of mid B2, OR
  • MUET: a minimum of Level 4 (Band 4), OR
  • The Faculty may grant exemption to the conditions set forth above for international candidates from a country that uses English as their official language or who have academic qualifications obtained from any institution of higher learning that uses English as its medium of education.

Course Overview

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To study MBBS in Malaysia Newcastle, IMU, Mahsa, Taylors, Quest, Aimst, UCSI, UM, UKM are the top rated medical universities in Malaysia

What is the minimum Entry requirement for MBBS in Malaysia?

Minimum 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th class, Minimum BBB In A Levels

How much does it cost to study MBBS in Malaysia?

MBBS in Malaysia usually costs a tuition fee of RM 60000 to 110000 rm per year.  Living expenses of RM 15000 to 20000 RM per year. For Indian students to study MBBS in Malaysia usually costs 10 lakh rs to 25 lakh rs per year.

Which is the cheapest course in MBBS in Malaysia?

Malaysia is student-friendly and cost sensitive affordable study abroad destination for international students. Lowest tuition fee for MBBS in Malaysia is in Quest University, Asia metropolitan University, Linclon university, Segi , AIMST University

Are scholarships available for MBBS in Malaysia?

Not exactly. Malaysian medical Universities do not offer scholarship to study MBBS in Malaysia for International students.

Is Malaysia good for MBBS?

Malaysia is one of the safest and most affordable options for pursuing an MBBS degree for international students. Medical Universities are recognized by the following authorities which allow the eligibility to  medical graduate to work anywhere in the world.

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