The School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham Malaysia enjoys close teaching and research links with the department in the UK. Alongside a commitment to innovative teaching, the School of Biosciences is an internationally recognised leader in several fields, including plant and food production, food quality and safety, nutrition, and environmental protection. The latest UK Research Assessment Exercise confirmed the school’s top position in our research areas.
At the Malaysia Campus our portfolio is rapidly expanding with new environmental science programmes and research exploring the use of underutilised plants. Our presence in Malaysia is enabling us to conduct major research projects into the uses of tropical plants.
What is the Biosciences Department at the University of Nottingham Malaysia?
The Biosciences Department at UNM is a renowned centre for research and teaching in the field of life sciences. It offers postgraduate courses designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in various areas of biosciences and biotechnology.
Are there any scholarships or financial aid available for students opting for Bioscience courses in Malaysia?
Can I pursue a postgraduate degree on a part-time basis?
No. The current course available within the school (Biotechnology MSC) is a full-time one-year course.
What research areas are covered in the Biosciences postgraduate programmes?
The Biosciences department covers many research areas in its postgraduate courses. These include biotechnology, molecular medicine, plant biotechnology, crop improvement, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and more. The department has experienced faculty members and well-equipped laboratories to support research endeavours.
Can international students apply for the postgraduate courses?
Yes, the Biosciences postgraduate courses at the University of Nottingham Malaysia are open to both local and international students.
What career prospects are available after completing a postgraduate course in Biosciences?
A postgraduate degree in Biosciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can pursue careers in academic research, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical industries, healthcare, government agencies, environmental agencies, and more. The skills and knowledge acquired during the postgraduate programme enhance employability prospects in various sectors.
Upon completing the MSc Biotechnology programme, our graduates often find themselves in diverse roles and sectors. These include positions as research scientists within institutes and biotechnology firms, as lecturers and educators, and in technical and sales roles within the biotechnology industry. Some choose roles in sectors such as oil palm, plant and food. A significant number of our graduates also choose to further their studies at the doctorate level, often leading to roles as researchers and academics within public or private higher education institutions.
What learning and assessment methods will be used for the programmes under the School of Biosciences?
The learning and assessment methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, supervision, field trips, lab sessions, coursework, examinations, dissertations, presentations, essays, research projects, and practical write-ups.