The University of Malaya academic staff is responsible for teaching and research. More than 2,000 academic staff teaches approximately 300 courses each year.

Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MObGyn)

Obstetrics and gynaecology is a diverse discipline on the study of women and their medical problems. The scope of study range from general gynaecological disorders, infertility, gynaecological malignancies and menopause. It also include obstetrics condition such as antenatal care, medical disorders in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and care, intrapartum and delivery care, postpartum and contraceptive care. At the end of the successful completion of the programme, the candidate should have attained the minimum standard to be a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The programme provide for opportunities to learn all the related and relevant medical, surgical and obstetric knowledge and skills needed to prevent, identify and treat a whole range of medical conditions affecting women's reproductive system and gynaecological health. Besides providing clinical care using both normal and complex obstetrics and gynaecology approaches, experts in this field can greatly contribute to the research and growth of this discipline.

The programme is a hands on apprenticeship training which allow the candidate to develop their expertise and confidence, to enable them to safely practice as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Career Opportunity
  • Successful completion allows the candidate to become specialist in the Ministry of Health Malaysia or other related government agencies.
  • They can also apply to become academic staff in various universities in Malaysia.
  • Allows you to pursue subspecialty training in your area of interest.
Course Structure

(1) The programme of study comprises of two stages as follows:

(a) Stage I comprising:

(i) twelve (12) months of training in basic Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

(ii) plan and commence research project(s).

(b) Stage II comprising advanced clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a period of thirty six (36) months during which the candidate shall:

(i) achieve satisfactory progress in the continuous assessment process from the department and supervisor;

(ii) keep a log book of cases managed under supervision and practical procedures performed and certified satisfactory by the supervisor; and

(iii) submit research report(s) or published article duly certified as satisfactory by the assessor(s) not later than six (6) months before the Final Examination.

(2) A candidate is required to pass Part I Master of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Degree prior to Advancement to Stage II of the programme.

(3) Candidate may undertake a maximum of six (6) months of elective training in a relevant discipline within/ outside department as approved by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

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) Entry qualifications

(a) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and

(b) At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

(2) Other requirements

(a) Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and

(b) 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 June.
RM 35,508.00 (Local student)
RM 70,060.00 (International student)
(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya)
Last Update: January 10, 2018