What will I learn?

  1. Produce graduates who possess strong basic knowledge in Genetics and Molecular Biology to be applied in various fields and can contribute to the development of the nation and to sustainable human and environmental development in an ethical and professional manner,
  2. Produce graduates skilled in commonly used molecular biology techniques who are able to design and develop research in the field of genetics, molecular biology and related areas, for example biotechnology, Produce graduates in Genetics and Molecular Biology that are highly qualified, broadminded, and posses the knowledge and skills required to join the life science and biotechnology industries, including agricultural, medical, fishery, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors, and are capable of developing and implementing various projects,
  3. Produce graduates in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology that are highly competitive for continued learning to an advanced degree level in the field of life sciences in higher learning institutions worldwide

Benefits

At the end of the programme, graduates with a BSc (Genetics and Molecular Biology) are able to:

  1. Apply knowledge through understanding of biological concepts and principles in the practice of genetics and molecular biology.
  2. Adopt a practical, safe and efficient approach to the practice of genetics and molecular biology in the laboratory and workplace as well as analyze issues and evaluate the appropriate use of resources.
  3. Appreciate the need for sustainable development of the environment in the practice of genetics and molecular biology and the importance of responsible, personal, social and cultural inter-relationships.
  4. Value the importance of ethics and the need for professionalism in the practice of genetics and molecular biology.
  5. Communicate information, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing and also be a responsible and productive team player with good interpersonal skills.
  6. Utilize, apply and adopt scientific methods in the practice of genetics and molecular biology as well as appreciate the need for self-assessment and improvement in meeting with the demands of industry and society.
  7. Plan and execute research projects with efficient time management and use of resources.
  8. Exhibit efficient and effective management and entrepreneurial skills.

Career Opportunity

Genetics and Molecular Biology graduates could either choose the path of becoming academicians or scientists by furthering their studies at Master’s and/or PhD levels; or venturing into other professions (among others):

  1. Research/ Scientific officer (governmental/private agencies)
  2. Lab technician
  3. Plant/animal breeder (molecular-based breeding)
  4. High school educator
  5. Sales and marketing of scientific tools and appliances
  6. Managers (government or private agencies)
  7. Biosafety officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
USD $10,600 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Malaya

Jalan Universiti,

KUALA LUMPUR,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the percentage of 80% and above or A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00. Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selected programmes before being accepted by the respective faculties. Students must obtain: TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above or IELTS Band 5.0 - 6.5 and above.

For international students

Students must have the following requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above or
  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty.

(1) IELTS Academic - Band 6.0 >

(2) TOEFL - Score 550 (PBT) / 213 (CBT) / 80 (IBT)

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About this uni

UM is the only Malaysian university to be among the Top 100 in the world and the Top 1% of the world's universities.

  • Ranked 70th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking
  • Over 200 world-class programmes to choose from
  • UM’s alumni include former Malaysian Prime Ministers
  • 32 courses ranked in the QS World’s Top 200 Subject Rankings