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Medical Science - Microbiology (Research)

24 months
3827 USD/year
1020 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Medical Science - Microbiology (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia students will spend most of their time on research activities. For students in the mixed mode programme, the programme is designed such that in the first year, students are able to gain further knowledge by attending lecture-based modules.  


At Medical Science - Microbiology (Research) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 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. All students are required to complete the ‘Research Methodology’ course in the beginning of the study. The Bahasa Melayu language course is compulsory for all international students.


Diverse career opportunities are available in academia, research, industry, government and many other areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology 
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics 
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology 
  • Immunology 
  • Bioethics
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 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 degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or from any other university recognized by the Senate; OR
  • Other relevant professional qualifications or experience recognized as equivalent by the Senate; AND
  • Minimun 3 years experience as a qualified nursing staff with at least 6 months in specialty (for candidate applying Masters in Nursing only); AND
  • Local and international candidates must apply through the Centre for Academic Management UKM and Centre for Educational Extension, UKM respectively; AND
  •  For international candidates must also submit proof of proficiency in spoken and written english. An eligible candidate must have IELTS ≥ Band 6.5 or MUET ≥ Band 4 or TOEFL iBT ≥ 79 or TOEFL pBT ≥ 548 or Pearson Test of English ≥ 63 or Cambridge English Qualifications and Test ≥ 176 (with proof) taken within the last two years prior to application; 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3827 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3827 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National full time RM 2,154 per sem 
  • National part time RM 19.004 6 sem 
  • International RM 16,160 2 sem

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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Medical Science - Microbiology (Research)
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