Zoology, M.Sc. | University Sains Malaysia | George Town, Malaysia
12 months
2500 USD/year
1434 USD/year
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The Zoology programme from University Sains Malaysia offers postgraduate training that prepares students for careers in conservation, management, biomedical, academic and a variety of other professional opportunities.


Students of the Zoology programme from University Sains Malaysia are trained to do original and significant research in zoological science, to develop a broad understanding of the zoological literature, and to provide experience and training in the presentation and publication of scientific findings. 

The School of Biological Sciences offers special opportunities for animal research in zoological sub disciplines. In addition the broad range of biological sciences permits collaborative programmes in oceanography, wildlife and aquatic sciences. Some areas of study include wildlife ecology, water quality, habitat management, fishery science and conservation zoology. 

Learning outcomes

Postgraduate studies in wildlife and aquatic research are designed to provide training in ecological principles, field research technique, and the application of these tools for the management of all types of zoological resources. Modern research facilities (including molecular laboratories, specimen collections and a computer laboratory) are available and would be beneficial for in depth research in zoology and trans-disciplinary research. 

The animal biology group consists of members with diverse approaches, expertise, and subject organisms. Specialties include behavioural studies, population ecology, ecological genetics, phylogenetic systematic and population genetics. The group emphasizes lower invertebrates (fish, amphibians) and insects (cockroaches, ants) although postgraduate student research often involves other groups of organisms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Taxonomy
  • Entomology
  • Mammalogy
  • Herpetology
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 2.75/4.00 for BSc in Biology or equivalent; or
  • CGPA below 2.75/4.00 for BSc in Biology or equivalent with additional requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 717 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National (Part Time): 2775 MYR
  • International (Part Time): 1113 USD

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 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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