Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Master of Science (Research)

 

Research areas

Research at the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology is focused on key areas of bioscience. These include Structure and Functions Gen, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Animal Sciences, Structures Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbiological Interactions, Environmental Biotechnology, Developmental Biology, Signal Transduction, Natural Complex Biology, Mammal and Biological Cell Biology Fermentation. Each field of research generates new knowledge and technology targeted at the development of national biotechnology.

 

Degrees offered:

  • Master of Science (Biochemistry)
  • Master of Science (Molecular Biology)
  • Master of Science (Plant Biotechnology)
  • Master of Science (Botany)
  • Master of Science (Genetics)
  • Master of Science (Microbiology)
  • Master of Science (Animal Science)
  • Master of Science (Plant Science)
  • Master of Science (Zoology)
  • Master of Science (Biology)

 

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA ≥ 2.75 from University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Science or other qualifications equivalent with CGPA 2.50 – 2.74, subject to minimum of one year working experience in related field; or
  3. Fulfil other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable); and
  4. Fulfil requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA);
  5. An international student shall obtain minimum results of TOEFL (550)/ IELTS (5.5 / MUET (band 3). (An international student who comes from a country where English is the official language, or who has obtained academic qualifications from any institution of higher learning that uses English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from the requirement for  TOEFL / IELTS / MUET)

An international student who obtained academic qualifications but do not fulfils English language proficiency requirements shall attend the Intensive English Programme for one year (maximum period). Candidates who did not meet the minimum requirements as specified by the programme will be given  “Fail and Dismiss” status.

 

Program Structure

Each student of this program is required to register and pass 8-14 credit hours of courses including the core course STPD6014 Research Methodology as well as thesis registration for every semester until graduation. Students must schedule a meeting with the Supervisor or the Supervisory Committee for not less than 26 hours of meetings per semester for full-time students and 13 hours of meetings per semester for part-time students. The research output is written as a thesis.

Students must meet the graduation requirements set by the faculty.

Students must publish at least two (1) papers in the Web of Science (WOS) indexed journal in the field of Master of Science research with the Supervisor or the Supervisory Committee