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Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with Honours Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info


This full time programme is offered by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang. The duration of study for a B. Sc. (Hons) in Cell and Molecular Biology is eight semesters (four years), with a total of 128 credit hours.

Cell and molecular biology programme emphasizes the understanding of the organization and regulation of cell function at the molecular level. This includes knowledge of the structure and function of bio molecules as well as their involvement in various cellular activities, reproduction and growth of the organism. Understanding of the mechanisms of cell and molecular biology techniques can help resolve questions related to the functions of life systems. Knowledge and skills in this area will also lead to the rapid development of the biotechnology industry based on the manipulation of life-stage system cells to produce new products such as high-quality crop genes, drugs for the treatment of various human and animal diseases, as well as quality health products.

Methods for implementation of the programme include lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical sessions, student-centred learning (SCL), computer-aided learning, industry training, study tours, seminars, case studies and research projects.

Students are required to take foundation / core, main and preparative courses offered by the university. For this programme, students are required to choose at least 32 credits of elective courses. Elective courses are divided into three groups, namely;

a) Elective Courses in science and technology

b) Elective Courses in management and humanity

c) Other elective courses

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with Honours.

Full Time (4 years (8 semesters))

Tuition fees

RM16,250.00 (2,90,020) per year

RM 65,000 for the entire course; RM 8,125 for per semester


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfill the following:

To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Specific program requirements also required.

The English language qualifications accepted by the University for Entry and the required scores are listed below:

IELTS: 5.5

TOEFL: PBT - 500, IBT - 60, CBT - 176

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.