What will I learn?

The development of medical biotechnologies is one of the major success stories of the last 20 years, and continues to revolutionise the world of medicine. Exciting new developments have led the way to new treatments to combat previously life-threatening diseases and to improving the quality of life. This programme will lead you through some of the most important developments, helping you to understand them and opening up a future world of innovation and discovery.

Graduates of the programme will find rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the health sector and in public policy, as society grapples with the complex issues that the rapidly changing world of medical biotechnology brings with it.

With a focus on developing research skills, this programme could also lead you to future study at Masters or even PhD level, and into a career at the cutting-edge of new medical biotechnology discovery.

This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme; graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.

Career prospects

  • Pharmaceutical Research & Development
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Director
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • Biomedical & Biotechnology Research Scientist
  • Medical & Scientific Product Specialist
  • Medical Laboratories Director
  • Academia (Science Educator)

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
RM27,233.33 (US$ 6,242) per year
RM 81,700 for the entire course, RM 16,500 (Resource Fee); Intl admin fee: RM 5,940

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

Start date

August 2020


Sunway University

No. 5, Jalan Universiti,

Bandar Sunway,



47500, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have STPM or equivalent qualification. Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis. English language requirements - TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (Computer-based), 80 (Internet-based); IELTS: 6.0; PTE Academic: 50 overal (minimum 46 in each skill); MUET: Band 4; O-Level English (1119): Credit; SPM English: B3 or B+; UEC English: B4; Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP): Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%; ESL / English Satisfactory level in Pre-University Programmes.

For international students

Any foreign qualification that is equivalent to below given Malaysian qualifications is eligible for admission to this programme:

STPM: Average B- or CGPA 2.67 (minimum 2 Principals); A Level: minimum 14 points; Australian Matriculation: ATAR 65; Canadian Matriculation: 65%; MUFY: 65%; Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology: CGPA 2.5; UEC: Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs excluding Chinese and non-academic subjects); IB: Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points); Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis; Pre-University: Pass 2 Science Subjects OR have experience/ strong interest in Biological Sciences.

They also must have

TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based


PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)

MUET Band 5

SPM English A2 or A-

UEC English B3

O-Level English (1119) B3

Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%

ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


About this uni

Sunway University is in the top 2% of universities in Asia, according to QS Asia University Rankings 2019.

  • 880,000-square-feet campus in the heart of Sunway City
  • Awarded 5-star rating in QS Stars University Rankings 2019
  • Has drawn over 26,000 students from over 90 countries
  • Offers a range of scholarships worth RM 402 million