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The Master of Medical Science by Research is a broad-based postgraduate degree designed to allow students to pursue research topics in a range of areas and disciplines within the scope of Medical Science.

The program aspires to nurture compassionate physicians and scientists who are not only educaed to exhibit high ethical primciples and technical skills, but are committed to the care and well-being of those in need.

Master of Medical Science
 Programme Education Objectives (PEO)
PEO1  Graduates will be trained to contribute towards the field of medical sciences.
PEO2  Graduates will work within a team to pioneer research in the field of medical sciences as a skilled researcher
PEO3  Graduates will communicate and disseminate their research findings in the field of medical sciences ethically and professionally 
 Programme Learning Outcome(s) (PLO)
PLO1  Demonstrates expertise in the field of medical science research
PLO2  Apply practical skills in the field of medical science research
PLO3  Relate societal issues with medical science research
PLO4  Perform medical sciences research with independent supervision and adheres to the laws, ethics and professional code of practice
PLO5  Communicate research findings effectively, in written and oral format, to the community and in scientific journals in the field of medical sciences
PLO6  Problem-solve using scientific skills and critical thinking
PLO7  Manage information from medical science research and participates in lifelong learning activities


The programme enables candidates to acquire the ability to think analytically and have a good understanding of his/her chosen field of study. At the same time, the candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in msignificant research. As projects are likely to be multidisciplinary, the candidate will be exposed to a range of techniques and be able to interact with scientists from many disciplines.
Diverse career opportunities are available in academia, research, industry, government and many other areas.
  1. Dissertation:
    This programme is a research programme leading to the submission of a dissertation and the format is as provided in the University of Malaya (Master’s Degree) Rules 2014 and University of Malaya (Master’s Degree) Regulations 2014.

2. Research Methodology (MMX7001) (3 credits):

a. Candidate must successfully complete Research Methodology Course (MMX7001) within the first two (2) semester of registering as a student at University of Malaya.

b. Pass your Proposal Defense by Semester II.

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language shall be required:

  1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic).
  1. The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery; or 
  2. The Bachelor degrees in the relevant sciences field of the University and a CGPA of not less than 3.0 or equivalent; or
  3. An equivalent qualification approved by the Senate from time to time; and
Applications for research programmes are open throughout the year.
Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Update: 14/11/2021