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University of Malaya

36 months
3084 USD/year
1444 USD/year
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Bioinformatics offered at University of Malaya is a new, exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that combines mathematical, statistical, computer science and information technology methods to solve life science-based problems.


 Advances in experimental technologies have produced huge amounts of data. Therefore, managing and extracting useful information from these sources are important if we are to discover new knowledge to advance our understanding of the living world. In MBioinformatics degree programme, students will receive broad training in fundamental areas of bioinformatics, thus allowing them to perform independent research or contribute as a bioinformatics specialist in a research team.

The programme

Master of Bioinformatics by coursework programme at University of Malaya is designed to address the growing need for professionals with an educational background that blends biology with computer sciences and information technology. The combination of skills is needed in the Bioinformatics   industry as well as advanced life science-based industries such as biotechnology and biomedical research. The programme also prepares students for career advancement and further study at the PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology in Bioinformatics
  • Functional Bioinformatics
  • Application of Algorithms in Bioinformatics
  • Programming in Bioinformatics
  • Statistics in Bioinformatics
  • Application of Programming in Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree with Honors CGPA 3.0 and above or equivalent in the relevant field.Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Having relevant work experience; or
  • Produce publications in related fields; or
  • is a recipient of a scholarship; or
  • is a graduate of the University of Malaya; or
  • is a government servantApplicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (1) (A) to (E) above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9252 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    1444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4334 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • 17,877 RM National
  • 38,160 RM International

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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