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Faculty of Pharmacy, UKM

Advancing Pharmacy For Health

Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis)

Pharmaceutical Analysis involves the use of various analytical techniques to analyse drugs and pharmaceutical products. The programme incorporates three key areas in pharmaceutical analysis: separation methods, analytical techniques and quality assurance. At the end of the programme, students are expected to master various techniques used in analysing drugs and pharmaceutical products. Students will also be exposed to diverse research areas in pharmaceutical analysis.

This program aims to produce the required expertise in the field of pharmaceutical analysis in line with the development of the pharmaceutical and herbal industries in the country and overseas. The course structure is designed so as to provide graduates with specialised knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of pharmaceutical analysis and research.

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. 

Although on-campus student accommodation is currently not an option for postgraduate students, you may uncover private off-campus accommodation prior to your arrival with a guide from the Faculty of Pharmacy Postgraduate Student Society.

Faculty Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Degree Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
Length of study 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
Contact | +603-9289 8055 / 7783

Why this program

  • The programme aims to produce graduates with specialised knowledge and practical skills in advanced pharmaceutical analysis.
  • Our curriculum is structured to train graduates to be competent and able to apply the knowledge obtained in various fields of pharmaceutical analysis and responsible for the upgrading of the quality of pharmaceutical products in line with global development.
  • Students would be able to participate in research projects ranging from pharmaceutical analysis, drug discovery and drug delivery. 
  • Opportunity to join the postgraduate society to take advantage of increased networking, career development, and learning opportunities.

What you will learn

Semester 1:

Research Methodology and Safety at Workplace, Advanced Methods in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopic Analysis, Statistics and Chemometrics for Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Dosage Design, Research Project I

Semester 2:

Spectroscopic Techniques in Structure Elucidation, Advanced Separation Methods, Pharmaceutical Bioanalysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Control, Bioavailability and Bioequivalence, Research Project II

Program requirements

  • Pass all subjects, with minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • International students are required to pass Bahasa Melayu course

Mode of study : Coursework

  • A relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent from any institution of higher learning as approved by the Senate; OR
  • A relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a CGPA of less than 2.50 or equivalent, may be accepted, subjected to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the related field;
  • International candidates must meet the English language requirement set by the Faculty and University:
  • IELTS: a minimum score of Band 6.0, OR
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 60, OR
  • CEFR: a minimum level of mid B2, OR
  • MUET: a minimum of Level 4 (Band 4), OR
  • The Faculty may grant exemption to the conditions set forth above for international candidates from a country that uses English as their official language or who have academic qualifications obtained from any institution of higher learning that uses English as its medium of education.

For inquiry on study fee for Masters Degree / Doctoral Degree, please refer here.

For further inquiry, kindly contact :

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lam Kok Wai
Coordinator for Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Programme
+603-9289 7031

Mrs. Norlaili Nazarudin
Administrative Assistant
+603-9289 7487