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Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) - By Coursework and Research

This programme, offered by the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, takes place over a period of two years, with the objectives of the course achieved by coursework and dissertation. The main aim of this programme is to produce physiologists of the highest calibre, who are knowledgeable, professional and ethical in outlook with the ability to develop life-long learning attitudes.

This programme is designed such that in the first year, students are able to gain further knowledge by attending lecture-based modules. At the end of the first year, students are encouraged to identify and discuss potential projects for the research component and to meet up with supervisors. Students would begin their laboratory-based work as soon as possible at the beginning of the second year.

Students with a science, biomedical science, veterinary or medical background are encouraged to apply. Students who have subsequently developed an eagerness and aptitude for research are encouraged to further their studies such pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University of Malaya or elsewhere.

  • At the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the physiology of the human body
  • Students will be trained to research any topic and write concise reports
  • Students will develop life-long learning attitudes
Career Opportunity
  • Upon graduation, candidates may have the opportunities to further their studies by pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Malaya or other universities
  • Students may join colleges or universities as academic staff
  • Students may pursue a career in research in universities or research institutions
  • Students may join the private sector as scientific consultants or research officers
Course Structure
(1) The Master of Medical Science programme by Coursework and Research comprises fifty-six (56) credit hours and consists of two parts, namely:

(a) Part I consisting of six (6) core courses totalling sixteen (16) credit hours;

(b) Part II involving research leading to the submission of a dissertation totalling forty (40) credit hours.

(2) Details of the courses offered are as approved by Senate from time to time on the recommendation of the Faculty, and candidates shall be informed of such details at the beginning of each session.

(3) The list of courses for the programme of Master of Medical Science is provided in List 1.

(4) Course grades are subjected to regulations prescribed in the Marking Scheme of the University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Rules 2010 and University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Regulations 2010.

List 1:Core Courses (Physiology Module)*

MWGN6108 Human Physiology I
MWGN6107 Human Physiology II
MWGN6109 Advanced Medical Physiology
MQGQ6112 Biostatistics
MWGN6170 Seminars and Literature Review I
MWGN6173 Seminars and Literature Review II
MWGN6181 Dissertation
*Subject to change from time to time
Language Requirement

Foreign candidates who are their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction must have at least:

(1) A band 6 for IELTS; or

(2) A score of 550 paper based total or a score of 213 for computer-based total for TOEFL.

Without the language requirement above, the candidate must attend and pass the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) conducted by University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) at the level stipulated by the University.

Entry Requirement

(1) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery of the University; or

(2) The Bachelor of Science in the relevant field of the University and a CGPA of not less than 3.0 (or its equivalent); or

(3) An equivalent qualification approved by the Senate from time to time; and

(4) Evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the Degree programme of study; and

(5) Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Intake Schedule
Once a year in month of September.
Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: July 25, 2018