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Faculty of Pharmacy, UKM

Advancing Pharmacy For Health

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) aims to provide full-time undergraduate professional training for future pharmacists. 

Pharmacy is an interdisciplinary field that integrates knowledge of medical and health sciences, chemistry of drugs, formulation of drugs, and disease prevention and management leading towards patient care. As you build your foundation on these basic knowledge, in the later years you will also learn the processes of drug manufacturing, methods to analyse the quality of drug products, approaches to manage patient’s drug therapy, and conducting research. 

In the immersive final year training, you will experience real-life training on pharmaceutical manufacturing, management of pharmacy business, delivery of pharmacy related services in hospital and community settings, therapeutic management of real patients and the application of pharmacy-related policies, in which all of these will equip you with the skills of quality management of medication focusing on quality patient care.

Our educational facilities are located at the UKM Jalan Raja Muda Campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Throughout the four-year journey with us, you will learn in our world-class laboratories, mock manufacturing plant, active learning & clinical pharmacy simulation suites, on-campus community pharmacy and modern teaching hospital (Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz). 

The city campus also locates other health-related faculties i.e. Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Dentistry. The campus provides a good platform for you to get to know students from other health-related programmes which may end up as life-long friendships. 

Other than the usual on-campus facilities such as the library and cafés, the city campus offers a great diversity with easy access to many interesting spots such as places to eat and drink, shopping malls, recreational parks, theatre halls, and art galleries. 

On-campus student accommodation is a ‘home away from home’ where you live and learn. You may also uncover private off-campus accommodation as you grow more familiar with the places around you.

Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy

Campus: Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur

Degree: Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Length of study: 4 years

Join us to discover your full potential through an enjoyable experience. Our programme is, by design,

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Student-centred
  • Research-driven
  • Real-world directed
  • Community-focused

After completion of the professional training, our graduates are highly sought after. They mostly become practising pharmacists in various settings such as government and private hospitals, health centres, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, regulatory bodies, government administrative offices, pharmaceutical marketing companies, research centres and academia.

With creative and entrepreneurial mind and digital technology know-how, job opportunities for our graduates are limitless.

Year 1

Scientific Basis of Diseases, Human Biochemistry, Formulation Sciences, Chemistry of Drugs, Introduction to Pharmacy Profession, Microbiology, Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dosage Design & Development I, Drug Design and Development, Professional Communication and Patient Education


Year 2

Immunology, Pharmacology of the Peripheral Nervous System, Pharmacotherapy of Endocrine Disorders and Autacoids, Dosage Design & Development II, Pharmacopoeia Methods for Drug Analysis, Traditional and Complementary Medicines, Approach to Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy of Infection, Infestation & Immune Disorders, Pharmacotherapy of Renal and Genitourinary Disorders, Dosage Design & Development III, Spectroscopic Techniques for Drug Analysis, Legislation, ethics and policies in Pharmacy


Year 3

Pharmacotherapy of Central Nervous System Disorders, Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders, Statistics and Research Methodology, Quality Assurance of Pharmaceutical, Community Pharmacy Practice, Specialised Pharmacy Services I, Pharmaceutical Care of Special Population, Research Project I, Pharmacotherapy of Gastrointestinal Disorders, Pharmacotherapy of Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Disorders, Pharmacotherapy of Oncology and Haematology, Specialised Pharmacy Services II, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeoconomics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Radiopharmaceuticals


Year 4

Research Project II, Industrial Pharmacy, Quality Assurance of Herbal Medicines, Public Health Pharmacy, Specialised Pharmacy Services Clerkship, Pharmaceutical Industrial Training, Medicine Management and Community Pharmacy Clerkship, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutic Clerkship



Pharmacy and Enviromental Sustainability, Organisational Skills and Community Service in Pharmacy, Cosmeticeticals, Drugs in Sports, Drugs of Abuse and Addiction, Pharmacy for Community, Pharmacy Business Administration, Nutrition in Community Pharmacy Practice

SPM Basic Requirements for Malaysian Candidates

A minimum of B for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and any one more subject*

A minimum of C for Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Inggeris

* Note: Not applicable for A-Level, IB and BSc candidates

STPM / Matriculation / Foundation in Science* /
Pre-Medical & Pre-Pharmacy Programmes
CGPA 3.5

A minimum of B for Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics

* Note: Foundation in Science obtained from private institutions must be recognised by MQA and conducted for a minimum duration one year


Diploma of Pharmacy / Diploma of Science*
CGPA 3.75

*A minimum of B for Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics


International Baccalaureate (IB) Score 34

A minimum of score 6 for HL subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics


A Level Minimum B

A minimum of B for Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics


Bachelor of Science CGPA 3.00

A minimum of B for Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics


Additional Requirements

Exceptional performance during interview and/or test as prescribed by the Faculty


English Language Requirement

Malaysian Non-citizen
MUET Band 3


TOEFL iBT 46-59


Other CEFR equivalent


Desirable Traits

  • An inquisitive mind
  • Good communication skills
  • True enthusiasm and dedication
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities

How to Apply?

  • UPU Online
  • PKP UKM International Programme (UKMi)



For further inquiry, kindly contact :

Dr. Ernieda Md Hatah

Head of Programme (Undergraduate)

Ms. Rosmiza Binti Musa

Assistant Registrar/Head of Administration