National University of Malaysia UKM

National University of Malaysia UKM

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Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis)   APPLY

  Duration 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
  Tution Fees N/A

Pharmaceutical Analysis involves the use of various analytical techniques to analyse drugs and pharmaceutical products. The programme incorporates three key areas in pharmaceutical analysis: separation methods, analytical techniques and quality assurance. At the end of the programme, students are expected to master various techniques used in analysing drugs and pharmaceutical products. Students will also be exposed to diverse research areas in pharmaceutical analysis.

This program aims to produce the required expertise in the field of pharmaceutical analysis in line with the development of the pharmaceutical and herbal industries in the country and overseas. The course structure is designed so as to provide graduates with specialised knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of pharmaceutical analysis and research.




Semester 1:

Research Methodology and Safety at Workplace, Advanced Methods in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopic Analysis, Statistics and Chemometrics for Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Dosage Design, Research Project I

Semester 2:

Spectroscopic Techniques in Structure Elucidation, Advanced Separation Methods, Pharmaceutical Bioanalysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Control, Bioavailability and Bioequivalence, Research Project II




  • A relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent from any institution of higher learning as approved by the Senate; OR
  • A relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a CGPA of less than 2.50 or equivalent, may be accepted, subjected to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the related field;
  • 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.

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