Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Healthcare, accredited by MQA, is designed to cultivate innovative skills through research, advancing evidence-based knowledge and innovation in Health Sciences. This research-oriented program concentrates on global or community health and healthcare technology across various domains. It encompasses diverse study areas, including diseases, aged care, occupational health, gender-specific health, lifestyle-related issues, remote patient monitoring, and patient empowerment.

The program underscores the utilization of new healthcare technologies to enhance patient care, administrative efficiency, and treatment insights. Specific attention is given to health radiation technology, covering radiation physics, protection, safety in healthcare, dosimetry, and the integration of Artificial Intelligence of Things, merging IoT connectivity with data-driven approaches. Additionally, the program highlights healthcare financing for comprehensive coverage, measures to control costs, ensuring equal access to healthcare delivery, and the pivotal role of technology in efficient data integration and analysis.


Career Opportunity

Upon finishing this program, potential career paths encompass roles such as educators, researchers, clinical research experts, rehabilitation managers, clinical manager and officers involved in research and development, among various other opportunities.



Programme Details
  • Code – N/0900/7/0004 (08/2028) (MQA/PA 16013)

  • Duration
    Full Time: Min 2 Years (4 semesters), Max 3 Years (6 semesters)

    Part Time: Min 3 Years (6 semesters), Max 4 years (8 semesters)

  • Fees – Local FT & PT: RM 28,000 / International FT & PT: RM 36,700

  • Mode – Full Time and Part Time by Research

  • Campus – KPJ Healthcare University, Nilai

  • Intake – March, July and September




Malaysian students:

  1.  A Bachelor’s Degree [Level 6, Malaysian qualification framework, (MQF)] in Healthcare or Natural Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics), with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Higher Education Provider (HEP) Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor’s A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in Healthcare or Natural Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be as accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A Bachelor’s A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in Healthcare or Natural Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be as accepted subject to a minimum of five years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment.
  4. Candidate without a qualification in the related fields or relevant working experience must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (1) to (3).

International students:

Similar as Malaysian candidate, AND must possess IELTS ≥ 5.5 or TOEFL ≥ 550 or equivalent.


Period of candidature for this program shall not be less than 24 months and should not exceed 36 months for fulltime candidate. For part time candidate the minimum period is 36 months and the maximum period is 48 months. Candidates must notify the School three months before their intention to submit the research paper.
Full Time
Part Time

Evaluation for a master student by research shall include :-

  1. Evaluation of research proposal. Candidates/ students are required to present a research proposal for evaluation purposes within the duration specified by the University, failing which students may be given unsatisfactory (US) status.
  2. Semester evaluation by the supervisor (Progress report)
  3. Thesis examination by the internal and external examiner
  4. Oral defense of thesis to a Panel for Viva Examiners

Award Requirements

  • Candidates are required to complete Research Methodology course prior to proposal defense presentation and obtainment of  ethical approval.
  • Continuous assessment: Supervision record, progress report for each semester, proposal presentation and ethical approval.
  • Award requirements: Thesis submission, pass oral presentation with 1 acceptance of publications in peer reviewed journal.