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Faculty of Pharmacy, UKM

Advancing Pharmacy For Health

Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis)

The MSc (Pharmaceutical Analysis) is a science based program for pharmacist and other chemistry graduates. In this course, graduates will be exposed to advance knowledge on modern techniques and instrumental analysis, quality assurance and quality control of drug products. Teaching will be conducted through interactive lectures, industrial visits, hands- on training in practical classes and through data analysis workshops. This program aims to provide the graduates with specific knowledge and skills in the area of pharmaceutical analysis and to fulfill the required expertise in the public and private sectors.

Key Facts:

  • Coursework with research project component.
  • 12 months (full-time)/ 24 months (part-time)


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. The course structure is designed so as to provide graduates with specialized knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of pharmaceutical analysis and research.

Program Structure

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

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


  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree with at least a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 from UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) or any university recognized by the Senate.


  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 with at least two years of relevant working experience.

Foreign students who intend to enrol into this programme are required to obtain a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based TOEFL (equivalent to minimum score of 213 for the computer-based TOEFL or 80 for the internet-based TOEFL) or a Band 6.0 for the IELTS (minimum individual band is 5.5).

Application is at Graduate Admission Application System (Guest).
For inquiry on study fee for Masters Degree / Doctoral Degree, please refer here.

For further information, kindly contact:

Dr. Lam Kok Wai

Coordinator for Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Analysis) Programme

Mrs. Norlaili Nazarudin

Administrative Assistant