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Research overview

The MPhil and PhD biomedical programmes are 1-2 year and 3-4 years in duration respectively. Research is crucial to the biomedical industry with many of our academic staff at the leading edge of scientific and healthcare developments. The current research curriculum allows students to gain hands on experience in their chosen field as well as participating in regular research symposiums. Both are an opportunity to develop their research network and practice their science outreach skills.

 

Why choose this programme?

With expert supervision from leaders in their field, extensive training, leading-edge facilities and strong links with industry, students at the University of Nottingham Malaysia thrive in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world’s most respected research-led universities in the world. All of our research students work in one of the following research divisions:

  1. Infections and Immunity
  2. Non- communicable diseases (NCD’s)
  3. Pedagogy in Science

 

Course content

Healthcare delivery systems

In the area of healthcare delivery systems, we extract innovative models and approaches from across sectors to alleviate health challenges in resource-limited low-income countries.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

MPhil

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in biomedical sciences, pharmacology, pharmacy or a related scientific discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

PhD

A master's degree (or international equivalent) plus, an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy or a related scientific discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Or

A first class honours degree (or international equivalent) in biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy or a related scientific discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT):

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

PTE (Academic):

71 (with no less than 65 in each element)
MUET: Band 4

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.

Fees

ResidencyFees
Malaysian studentsMolecular (per year): RM69,600 / Non-molecular (per year): RM50,330
International studentsMolecular (per year): RM74,415 / Non-molecular (per year): RM58,630

Funding

Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Scholarship funding

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.

Careers

With a wide variety of eventual specialisation, our Biomedical Sciences research degree is purposely designed to maximise your career options. Having a strong toolkit of research skills provides an excellent basis for entry into the biomedical or biotechnology industries in either a research capacity or clinical trials evaluation. The qualification allows students to work in roles of a medical scientific liaison capacity helping to interpret advanced research data for healthcare professionals. The University of Nottingham Malaysia has and will also continue to produce academics who work in institutions worldwide to train the next generation of biomedical scientists!

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills as well as providing essential resources and guidance that will assist you with job/course applications. They will facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities. In addition the division of biomedical sciences provides guidance and maintains good connections with both our alumni and collaborators in industry to facilitate career and future employment opportunities.

Our graduates enter a wide range of roles both in Malaysia and internationally. Example job titles of our alumni within industrial roles include that of ‘Senior Scientist’ which provide a competitive salary, leadership responsibilities and job satisfaction.

This content was last updated on 19 May 2022. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.