12 months
13717 USD/year
9182 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The SPM department from University of Malaya is now offering a new Master program in Epidemiology for those who are aspiring to work in the field of epidemiology at the local, national and international levels. 


The 1-year full-time Master of Epidemiology at University of Malaya with a minimum of 42 credits will be offered in two concentrations to suit the needs of different disciplines, encompassing Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Epidemiology. It has been designed for applicants with a background in epidemiology, quantitative research or health.

Our Master of Epidemiology will provide a solid foundation in epidemiological, analytical, and critical appraisal skills for those who aim to develop their understanding of the epidemiological and biostatistical theories and methods that underpin clinical medical research, public health practice, and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease, and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control diseases.

Graduates are expected to:

  • Understand the epidemiological and biostatistical theory and methods that underpin epidemiological practice and research with a solid foundation in epidemiology.
  • Build competence in epidemiological, analytical, and critical appraisal, and develop core skills for research and practice in epidemiology.
  • Understand and investigate the causes and spread of disease and develop the means for prevention or control.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Method
  • Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Principles of Management in Health
  • Statistical Methods for Health Data Analytics
  • Clinical Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Dental Surgery or an equivalent medical qualification; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Allied Health or its equivalent with a CGPA of at least 3.00; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Allied Health or its equivalent with a CGPA of 2.70 up to 2.99; and if at least one (1) of the following criteria is fulfilled;
  • A graduate from the University of Malaya; or
  • Having at least one (1) year of working experience in relates field; or
  • Having publications in related field; or
  • Is a recipient of a scholarship; or
  • Is a government servant; or
  • Passed the interview by the faculty; or
  • Passed the entrance assessment by the faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13717 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13717 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9182 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Local: RM 41,300 
  • International: RM 61,700

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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