Research mode programmes offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy emphasise on inter and multidisciplinary research areas in pharmacy including, but not limited to drug discovery, pharmaceutical product development, pharmacy education and quality management of medicine. These research oriented programmes are by nature, laboratory-based, a combination of laboratory and survey based, or survey-based in various areas of pharmacy such as:
Drug and Herbal Development: focuses on the identification of chemical leads from natural products for specific therapeutic efficacy leading to the development of new drug candidates against complex and challenging drug targets prior to clinical trials and evaluation of herbs and their products for quality, safety and efficacy as therapeutic agents.
Drug Delivery Technology: focuses on contemporary drug delivery issues in order to build rational strategies to drug design resulting in advanced drug delivery. These include acquiring knowledge of the physicochemical properties of traditional and biotechnology-based drug moieties as well as understanding the mechanisms of cellular uptake and transport across biological membranes.
Quality Management of Medicine (QMM): focuses on patterns of drug usage, efficacy of treatment regimens, adverse drug reaction reporting, health awareness, patient education, pharmacoeconomics, national medicines policy and its implementation.
LIFE AT THE FACULTY
Our educational facilities are located at the UKM Jalan Raja Muda Campus, Kuala Lumpur. Throughout your research journey with us, you will have the opportunity to experience our world-class laboratories, and for selected students, our modern teaching hospital (Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz in Cheras). 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 postgraduate students from other health-related research programmes to enhance your research networking. 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.
A person who intends to apply for a doctoral programme should have the following
1. Master’s Degree from a University or any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or have accreditation recognized by a foreign Accreditation Body, or an institution with accreditation as prescribed by a programme;
2. Other qualifications equivalent to a masters degree or other qualifications with experience recognised by the Senate; or
3. Student currently pursuing full time master’s programme under sub regulation 6 (a) at the University and recommended by the Faculty’s/ Institute’s Graduate Studies Committee for status conversion to a doctoral programme with approval from the Dean/ Director; or
4. Bachelor Degree with distinction from the University or any institution of higher learning subject to what is prescribed by the Faculty/ Institute and approval by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and/ or with accreditation recognised by a foreign Accreditation Board
5. Any other qualification recognised by the Senate obtained through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); or
6. Fulfils other requirements prescribed by the programme (if applicable); and
7. Fulfils requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
a) Obtained TOEFL (550), IELTS(6) or MUET (4) results which fulfil the score or minimum band requirements prescribed by the programme; or
b) For certain programmes, a candidate is required to sit for an English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to achieve the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM) in a maximum period of two (2) semesters before he is allowed to register for the study programme. The candidate shall register as a Non Graduating Student.2. The Faculty/Institute may grant exemption to the requirements specified in subregulation (1) for the international candidate who:
a) will be writing his/her thesis/dissertation in the Malay/ Arabic languages;
b) has the academic qualifications obtained from any local universities recognised by the Senate; or
c) is originally from a country where English is the official language or he/she has the academic qualifications obtained from any higher learning institution which uses English as the medium of instruction.The candidate may be exempted from the requirements stated in subregulation (2), but the candidate shall sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) and if he/she fails to obtain the level specified by the programme, the candidate is required to attend and pass the English Proficiency Module (EPM).
Please contact Centre for Academic Management for further details:
Tel: +603 8911 8173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Campus : Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Faculty : Faculty of Pharmacy
Degree : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Pharmacy
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,
50300, Kuala Lumpur
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