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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Pathology By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info


Programme outcomes at the end of this program, graduates are able to:

Synthesize knowledge and contribute to original research that broadens the frontier of knowledge in the relevant field.

Adapt practical skills leading to innovative ideas in the relevant field.

Provide expert advice to society in the relevant field.

Conduct research independently and adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice.

Display leadership qualities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders.

Appraise problems in the relevant field critically using scientific skills, and;

Integrate information for lifelong learning.

Chemical Pathology

Chemical Pathology is a branch of pathology which involves the analysis and interpretation of biochemical tests for screening, diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases. This field discusses the biochemical changes in a wide range of substances in blood and body fluids such as glucose, enzymes, hormones, minerals, ions, RNA, DNA and others in order to understand the etiology, pathophysiology and progression of a disease. It also encompasses fundamental biochemistry research of the structure, composition and chemical reactions of substances in living systems giving emphasis to the development, evaluation and validation of new technologies. Research in this area may include but not limited to pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunochemistry, neurochemistry, and bio-inorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Pathology By Research.

Full Time (Minimum of two years and a maximum of five years)

Tuition fees

1st semester: RM 8,862.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,662.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 5,100; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,600; Cost for max 4 years: RM 47,250; Cost for max 5 years: RM 58,450


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

The applicant should possess:

A Master Degree (by coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or

A Master Degree by research in a relevant field.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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

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