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MSc in Life Sciences

  Study Mode FULL TIME,PART TIME
  Level POST-GRADUATE
  Duration 2 Years (full-time) 3 Years (part-time)
  Tution Fees N/A

This postgraduate research programme will provide you with the opportunity to conduct original research, which extends the frontiers of knowledge in a specialised area of your choice in Life Sciences.

The programme provides advanced knowledge of, and training in, research methods that will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills as researchers, practitioners and administrators in many fields of life sciences and assist you in obtaining employment in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industry.

The MSc in Life Sciences is offered in partnership with Lancaster University, UK. On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MSc in Life Sciences consists of one taught module and one thesis. Students will be required to complete one taught module, namely Research Methodology, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing this module, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Students will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialisation.

THESIS

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

AREA OF RESEARCH

  • Antimicrobials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer biology and therapeutics
  • Cell biology
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Virology

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree       

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences (e.g. Medical Biotech, Biomedicine, etc) or a related field; with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent

Other Qualifications     

  • Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

TOEFL 500 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet based)
IELTS 6.0
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • Biochemist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare manager
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory manager
  • Lecturer/Science educator
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physiologist
  • Product Specialist
  • Research scientist
  • Sales manager
  • Quality control specialist

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