M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Biology (Research)

12 months
2474 USD/year
1333 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Molecular Biology (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia provides students with the opportunity to experience the research process to instil the passion for discovery and to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in an area of science.


Molecular Biology (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia aims to provide professional development of students, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation.

Students at Molecular Biology (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will:

  • work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty.
  • be examined through the presentation of a thesis, and may be required to take prescribed subjects in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor
  • undertake extra activities in consultation with their supervisor to enhance and develop their skills as a researcher, where these activities are documented each year in the form of a study plan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure and Functions Gen
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Science
  • Structures Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Microbiological Interactions
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Natural Complex Biology
  • Mammal and Biological Cell Biology Fermentation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application can be made any time throughout the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.75 or equivalent, from any institutions of higher learning recognized by the UKM Senate; or
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 – 2.74 or equivalent, subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with CGPA < 2.50, with minimum of 5 years working experience or research project in relevant field.  
    • An international student shall obtain minimum results of TOEFL iBT score 46 / IELTS band 5.5 / CEFR band B2 / MUET band 3; 
    • Fulfill other requirements prescribed by the UKM Senate from time to time.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2474 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    1333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National full time: RM 6,078
    • National part time: RM 8,325
    • International full time: RM 11,280

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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