Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Pharmacy designed for enhancing professional competence among Bachelor of Pharmacy undergraduate in area such as clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, social and administrative pharmacy. The programme focusses on developing a fleet of skilful and savvy pharmacists as well as pharmacy-related professionals to provide high-class, sophisticated services locally and globally healthcare division. Graduates from this programme will be equipped with knowledge on scientific literature evaluation perspective on the application of the science of pharmacy depending on research area enrolment.  The diverse opportunity enables graduates to be employed in hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, academicians and other diversified areas.


Career Opportunity

The Master of Science in Pharmacy will enable the pharmacist to move forward in their career. On other hand for those graduates who study pharmacy related course they also could take administrative role in healthcare system such as health quality administrator, operation managers and quality department. Looking forward to the industrial side they could take up the role pharmaceutical project managers, clinical research coordinators, post marketing data managements and also policy developers. Graduates also could look into diversify area such as insurance and personal health management, consultant for policy makers and also some could even take path as academicians. 



Programme Coordinator

Name : Shashidharan Menon A/L C M Muralidharan 
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Programme Details
  • Code –N/0916/7/0004 ( 01/2029) MQA/PA 16531

  • Duration

    Full Time (Minimum : 2 years – 4 semester / Maximum : 3 years)

    Part Time (Minimum ; 3 years – 6 semester / Maximum : 4 years)

  • Fees – Local FT & PT : RM31,000 / International FT & PT : RM40,600

  • Mode – Full Time / Part Time

  • Campus – KPJ University Nilai

  • Intake – March, July and September



Malaysian students:

  • A bachelor’s degree (Level 6 Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) in Pharmacy or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as accepted by HEP Senate or
  • A bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in Pharmacy or related fields or equivalent with CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment or
  • A bachelor’s degree (Level 6 MQF) in Pharmacy or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment.

International students:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (≥ 5.5) or Test of English for Foreign Language (TOEFL) (≥ 550) or equivalent English requirement.


Research Areas

Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy to determine the safest, most effective use of medications for a given patient or population and disease state also study broad medication-related factors that ultimately affect the health of patients and populations in the hospital setting. Also looks at a new way to ensure patients are taking their medications as prescribed and reporting any medical problems or lifestyle challenges with their regimens focusing on: 

  • Medication outcomes and comparative effectiveness
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Clinical data analysis

Pharmacy Practice 

Pharmacy practice research looks at the impact of the practice of pharmacy on health care systems, medicines use and patient care. It covers behavioural and humanistic implications of the pharmacy practice as well as practice change and implementation of innovations and new services in routine practice. Pharmacy practice research usually covers:

  • Community pharmacy
  • Patient and medication safety
  • Design and development of professional pharmacy services
  • Innovate intervention on effectiveness of professional pharmacy services

Social & Administrative Pharmacy

Social and administrative pharmacy explores pharmacy and health care from the perspectives of psychology, economics, marketing, education, epidemiology, sociology, statistics, law and management. Also examine strengths and weaknesses of medication use policy research usually covers:

  • Global health
  • Health policy analyses
  • Health delivery education
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Public health
  • Candidates are required to complete Research Methodology course prior to proposal defend presentation.
  • Continuous assessment: Supervision record, progress report for each semester, proposal presentation.
  • Award requirements: Thesis submission, pass oral presentation with 1 acceptance of publications in peer reviewed journal.