University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Pharmacy


Welcome to the University of Nottingham Malaysia, one of the leading institutions in the region for higher education in pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy was established at The University of Nottingham Malaysia in September 2005.

Rated 4th in the UK and 8th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology based on QS ranking by subject 2023, University of Nottingham Malaysia is an ideal place for you to pursue a recognised Degree in Pharmacy.

You will be taught and mentored by the world's leading academic staff.  It is therefore hardly surprising that we are one of the most popular choices for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

We are committed to providing an outstanding academic experience that prepares our students for rewarding careers within the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare sector, and beyond. 




What are the Bpharm (Hons) (Degree in Pharmacy) course requirements at the University of Nottingham Malaysia?

To enrol in our Degree in Pharmacy course, students will need to complete their secondary education or its equivalent, with a minimum of a BBB in biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics for the A-levels examinations. 

Do I need to complete SPM to study pharmacy? 

Yes, local students who wish to pursue a Degree in Pharmacy will have to complete the SPM examinations or its equivalent. They can then enrol in UNM’s Foundation in Science course for an automatic and unconditional progression to the undergraduate degree upon successful completion of all required credits. 

Are pharmacists in demand in Malaysia? 

Yes, pharmacists are in demand in Malaysia, particularly in urban areas. With the increasing demand for healthcare services and the growing number of senior citizen population in the country, there is a need for qualified pharmacists to provide patient healthcare and medication management services. 

Moreover, there is a growing demand for pharmacists in non-traditional settings such as pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies and academia. Pharmacists with specialised skills are particularly in demand. 

How much is a pharmacist paid in Malaysia? 

Pharmacists can earn from around RM4,000 to RM14,000 per month in Malaysia. The level and quality of education, experience, location and employers are some factors that affect your salary. For instance, pharmacists working in urban areas and private sectors usually command a higher salary than those in rural areas or the public sector. 

What are the pharmacy course fees in Malaysia? 

It’s important to note that fees vary depending on the university and the specific programme you’re enrolled in. Tuition fees for the BPharm (Hons) Degree course at the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s campus is RM53,000 per year for Malaysian students. Tuition fees for international students are generally higher. 

In addition to this, you’ll need to budget for expenses such as accommodation, food and transportation.

What is the duration for a Degree in Pharmacy course? 

A Degree in Pharmacy course usually takes four years to complete. The University of Nottingham Malaysia, also offers a  Foundation in Science course that runs for 2-3 semesters, providing direct entry to our Bpharm (Hons)  course. 

What are the language requirements for studying pharmacy in Malaysia?

The medium of instruction for pharmacy courses in Malaysia is usually English. Students may be required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language by taking approved language tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. English language requirements may also differ for different pharmacy courses. 

Are there scholarships for a Degree in Pharmacy course?

Yes, there are various scholarships available for both local and international students to study pharmacy in Malaysia. Students at UNM can apply for scholarships and financial assistance, such as the High Achiever Scholarship and the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. 

What kind of subjects can I expect to learn in a pharmacy course?

Pharmacy courses cover a range of subjects, including pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and pharmacy practice. Students will also be required to complete practical placements in hospitals or pharmacies. 

What are the career prospects for pharmacists? 

Pharmacists can work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory bodies. They can also pursue their education and specialise in areas such as clinical pharmacy or pharmaceutical research.

Are UNM’s undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy courses recognised globally?

Yes, our pharmacy courses are internationally recognised, and graduates are eligible to work as pharmacists in many nations. However, it’s essential to check the requirements for practising as a pharmacist in the country you intend to work in. 


School of Pharmacy

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8018

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