University of Nottingham Malaysia

Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM45,000 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM53,000 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The BSc programme is distinct from the MPharm degree. You will study core modules delivered by the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Biosciences, as well as optional modules from both inside and outside of the Faculty of Science. For example, in the final year you can take advanced modules in areas such as drug discovery, drug design and molecular pharmacology, as well as optional modules in areas such as business, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Level

BBB, including chemistry and 2 other academic subjects (such as biology, physics or mathematics)

IB Diploma

 
30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level including chemistry and 2 other academic subjects (such as biology, physics or mathematics) and 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level.

STPM

 
B+B+B+ including chemistry and 2 other academic subjects (such as biology, physics or mathematics)

UEC

 
2 As (including chemistry) and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects (including biology, mathematics or physics), excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 including chemistry and 2 other academic subjects (such as biology, mathematics or physics)

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

 

80% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in chemistry and must include other academic subjects (such as biology, physics or mathematics)

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP)

4,4,4 including AP Chemistry and 2 other academic subjects (such as AP Biology, AP Physics or AP Calculus). Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Diploma - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme.

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS: 

IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

GCE A Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

SPM: 

grade B+
1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE O Level: 

grade C 

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC: 

grade B3

MUET:

Band 3

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation

The Foundation in Science is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Science. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as chemistry, ecology, computer programming or psychology.

Modules

Year one

Typical core modules

  • Biochemistry: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Genes and Cells
  • Human Physiology
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
  • Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics 1: Physiochemical Science and Medicines Design

 

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Spectroscopy
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics 2: Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
  • Neurobiology of Disease

 

Year three

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Commercialisation in Biotechnolgy
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Project

Typical optional modules

  • International Business
  • Molecular Pharming and Biotechnology
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Technolgy and Organisation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Evolutionary Psychology

Careers

Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, formulation science and the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics.Our BSc in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry. Graduates can embark on a range of careers including: research managers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical or biotechnology industries; academics in institutions of higher education; medical sales and marketing; scientific writing, and other appointments which require a general science background.

Contact

School of Pharmacy
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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