Programme Overview

The Master of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Technology (Research) designed for enhancing innovative skills through research in pharmaceutical technology leading to drug discovery and development. This programme provides focused research on novel developments on a board area of Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Herbal, Veterinary, Marine and Food processing. 

Salient Features 

  • Highly equipped laboratory facilities relevant to pharmaceutical industrial setup
  • Scope of collaboration with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
  • Opportunities in Drug discovery and development-Novel Drug System such as Sustained, Controlled and Targeted release and tailored dosage forms of drugs
  • Safety and efficacy profiling for natural and synthetic drugs

The degree prepare the graduates with

  • Oppurtunities in industry on the field of Drug Discovery, Formulation & Development, Academic institutions and Marketing Management 
  • Medical coding, Pharmacovigilance, Data monitoring, Medical‐related equipments pioneer, Chemical Industries, and Biotechnology Industries.
  • Scientific and research skills
  • Strengthen as teamplayer with professional competencies
  • Best innovator and entrepreneurial skills

Career Opportunity

Pharmaceutical Industry (Production Chemist, Drug Discovery, Formulation Research and Development, Analytical Research and Development), Clinical Research, Academics, Hospital administration, Medical Marketing.


Programme Coordinator

Name : Assoc Prof Dr Krupavaram.B
Email :

Programme Details
  • Code –R2/727/7/0019 (10/2027) (MQA/FA 2137)

  • Duration – Local :  Full Time – 2 Year / Part Time -3 Years
    International : Full Time –  1 and half years (3 semesters)

  • Fees –  Local: RM28,000 / International : RM34,000

  • Mode – Full Time

  • Campus – KPJ University Nilai

  • Intake – March, July and September



Malaysian Students:

  • (i) Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR
  • (ii) Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • (iii) A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years of working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment;  
  • (iv) Candidates 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 (i) to (iii) standard 
International Students:

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


Upon enrolment to the master’s programme, the research scholar/ student is are required to prepare a proposal of research project. The research proposal will be prepared in consultation with the supervisor. Research Proposal should comply with the standard format from Research Management Centre, KPJU.

Evaluation for a master student by research shall include :-

  1. Evaluation of research proposal. A student is required to present a research proposal for evaluation purposes within the duration specified by the University, failing which the student 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 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.