What will I learn?

Research in this domain employs basic, applied and integrative molecular, cellular and systemic approaches to study animal and plant physiology under natural and pathological conditions. The research focus ranges from cell and tissue culture to animal model and human pathophysiological studies. The scope of research in the animal physiology sub-domain includes cell physiology, systems physiology and pathophysiology. The plant physiology sub-domain explores the effects of environmental factors, aging and metabolite content on various aspects of plant growth, its responses to light intensity and nutritional requirement. Genetic studies leading to development of cloned and transgenic plants are also covered. Knowledge of plant physiology contributes to the advancement of agricultural practices and agro-technology including drug discovery research that extends into the fractionation and isolation of plant derived metabolites, ways to enhance the metabolite concentration and their mode of action for therapeutic research, basic toxicology assessment, phytopharmaceutical and nutraceutical efficacy, pharmacogenomics, and toxicogenomics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year - 3 years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 6,600; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 4,350; 4th semester: RM 3,850; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 4,100; study cost for max 2 years: RM 19,150; study cost for max 3 years: RM 27,350
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Bachelor's degree in science with CGPA ≥ 3.50

Bachelor degree in science with CGPA 3.0 - 3.49

Bachelor degree with CGPA 2.50 - 2.99

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)