Master of Science (MSc)

These programmes provide a comprehensive training in research on specific subject areas through exploration and experimentation.  One or more supervisors are assigned to the student whose role is to assist the student to define the research topic and to provide guidance in the development of the research project. On completion of the research the candidate is required to submit a thesis on their research findings for examination.

Language Requirement

The medium of instruction is in English. International students required to attend and pass a basic course in Bahasa Melayu before the degree can be conferred.

Entry Requirement


 Applicants should possess one of following:

  1. Bachelor of Science with Hons (CGPA 3.00 and above) or its equivalent in related field,or 
  2. Bachelor of Science or its equivalent in related field with  

        a) a minimum of one (1) year of relevant working experience in the related field,
        b) proof of publication in a related field; or

3. Any other qualifications approved by the University of Malaya’s Senate time to time.


** International students are required to achieved at least band 6 IELTS or a score of 550 TOEFL if they had obtained their Bachelor’s degree from a university in which the medium of instruction is other than English.

Intake Schedule

Applications for research programmes are open throughout the year. Candidate may apply anytime.

Last Update: July 18, 2017