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Master of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry International Medical University (IMU)



Course info


Competent Pharmaceutical and Analytical Scientists are in demand in the pharmaceutical industry. If you have a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other related disciplines, the IMU MSc in Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme could help you extend your knowledge and expertise in the field.

The programme encompasses drug discovery, drug design, drug development, pharmaceutical microbiology, product commercialisation, the biotechnology market, current trends in pharmaceutical technology, advanced analytical chemistry, separation techniques, research methodology, writing skills, green chemistry, quality management, natural products and the regulatory environment.

IMU’s Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme consists of three semesters and is a combination of course work and research. Learning activities are conducted on weekends for the convenience of working students.


The IMU MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is suitable for graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related disciplines and is targeted at both recent graduates and those already employed within the pharmaceutical or chemical industries. The course provides graduates with an opportunity to sharpen, and increase their existing knowledge and understanding of advanced analytical chemistry; spectroscopy and separation techniques; research methodology and scientific writing skills; drug discovery, design and development; quality management and regulatory systems; pharmaceutical microbiology; and product commercialisation. One of the modules on the principles and practices of green chemistry instills in students a sense of responsibility towards the environment. The course comprises core taught modules, selectives, a research component and laboratory sessions that provide hands-on experience of using analytical equipment for drug characterisation, identification and quantification. Students leave the programme with comprehensive knowledge and the practical and technical skills that are necessary for them to work effectively within a research and/or analytical division of a pharmaceutical or chemical company. The research component involves in-depth investigations into a subject that is important to today’s pharmaceutical or chemical industry and introduces students to the processes of critical thinking and research methodology to develop their careers in the field of research.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Full Time (1.5 - 6 years)

Tuition fees

RM 57,500 for the entire course


Sep, Mar, Sep


International Medical University

No 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,

Bukit Jalil,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants are required to have obtained:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry / Pharmacy / related science with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A bachelor’s degree not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

IELTS: Overall band score of 5.0, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 160, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180, Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 36, TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 34

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

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