University of Nottingham Malaysia

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: MPharm (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM49,700/year, Non-Malaysian – RM58,000/year Malaysian and Non-Malaysian - Fees in GBP22,620/year for years 3 and 4.
Mode: Full-time, 4 years (2 years in Malaysia + 2 years in the UK)
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) is a four-year programme that provides you with a unique opportunity to study in Malaysia and the UK. After finishing your degree, you must spend a salaried year in pharmacy practice and this could potentially take place in the UK, Malaysia or other countries. You will then be required topass the relevant accrediting body’s registration exam before registering as a pharmacist.

The first two years of the modular pharmacy course will be taught at the Malaysia Campus and will involve the development of core pharmacy skills and knowledge. You will then transfer to the UK for the final two years of study and learn more about the clinical and legal aspects of the pharmacy profession. In your third year, you will have the opportunity to be involved in pharmaceutical research by working under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A Level

ABB in biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics

IB Diploma

 
32 points with 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, plus 3 other subjects at Standard Level (mathematics with further mathematics counts as 1 Higher Level and 1 Standard Level)

STPM

 
AB+B+ in biology and chemistry, excluding Pengajian Am.

UEC

 
3 As, including biology and chemistry and grade B3 in two other academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 89, including biology and chemistry

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

 

85% average based on 6 subjects with biology and chemistry above 80% (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

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

Advance Placement (AP)

5,4,4 including AP Biology and AP Chemistry. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Diploma - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions 

 
Acceptance is at the discretion of the School and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

 
Average mark of 65% in the Foundation in Science programme with no failed modules, and a minimum of 60% in all chemistry modules. All progressing Foundation candidates into MPharm are expected to fulfill English language requirement as stipulated by the School of Pharmacy at the Malaysia Campus

In addition to the  entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/ GCSE/ IGCSE/ High School Diploma or equivalent must have 5 Bs in academic subjects including biology, chemistry, physics and either mathematics or additional 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.

Interview required. 

English language requirements

SPM English 1119 (GCE O)

grade A

GSCE O-Level

grade B

IGCSE (first language)

grade B

IGCSE (second language)

grade A

IELTS

7.0 (no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL iBT

100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

MUET

Band 5

Other english language requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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 enables 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.

For entry into the MPharm course, Foundation in Science 

students must fulfill the progression rules. Students should have an average pass mark of 65% in the Foundation in Science programme, with a minimum of 60% in all chemistry module. Students must also fulfill the English language requirement for the MPharm course.

Modules

Year one

Typical core modules

  • Bacterial and Fungal Infections
  • Being a Pharmacist
  • Dyspepsia
  • Essential Skills for Pharmacists
  • Professional Competencies 1

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Asthma, Allergies and Immune Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders
  • Pain
  • Professional Competencies 2
  • Renal and Endocrine Diseases
  • Sexual Health and Pregnancy

Year three

Typical core modules

  • Cancers
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Professional Competencies 3
  • Research Project – 40 or 60 credit options
  • Viral and Parasitic Infections

If you take the 40-credit research project, you may also take optional modules from within and outside of the School of Pharmacy.

Year four

Typical core modules

  • Advance Drug Discovery
  • Future Medicines
  • Intergrated Pharmaceutical and Patient Care 1 and 2
  • Managing the Pharmacy
  • Professional Competencies 4

Careers

Our Masters of Pharmacy programme is your passport to a pharmacy career in many countries around the word,including the UK, Malaysia and Singapore. Graduates of the MPharm may become pharmacists in hospitals and within the community. Those pursuing a career as an industrial pharmacist may work in drug discovery and development,clinical trials, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, product registration, and marketing. MPharm graduates may also pursue careers in academia or as medical journalists or scientific writers.

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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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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