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MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Competent Pharmaceutical and Analytical Scientists are in demand in the pharmaceutical industry. If you have a degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other related disciplines, the IMU MSc in Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme could help you extend your knowledge and expertise in the field.
The programme encompasses drug discovery, drug design, drug development, pharmaceutical microbiology, product commercialisation, the biotechnology market, current trends in pharmaceutical technology, advanced analytical chemistry, separation techniques, research methodology, writing skills, green chemistry, quality management, natural products and the regulatory environment.
IMU’s Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme consists of three semesters and is a combination of course work and research. Learning activities are conducted on weekends for the convenience of working students.
The MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MAPC) programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community and the oldest chemical society in the world. Accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry is a formal recognition that the programme is in line with international quality and standards. Employers are assured that graduates with accredited degrees have achieved the standards required to be considered professional chemists.
What is ODL?
Open and distance learning provides working professionals with an alternative to conventional programmes at universities, giving them the opportunity to earn a university degree without interrupting their career.
As Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with 27 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education, IMU offers a few postgraduate programmes via this learning mode with students having the opportunity to benefit from all the teaching and support that the University has to offer.
Benefits of ODL
Designed especially for students with employment, family or other commitments, this mode of learning provides flexibility and convenience for the student to schedule their studies around these obligations and around their lifestyle – allowing a student to plan and pace their own learning at a time and learning environment that is most suitable for the student. It also saves students from spending time travelling to the university, the costs of travelling to the university and the costs of staying near the university.
Teaching methods include a series of lectures (Powerpoint lectures, video lectures and i-lectures) supplemented by online discussions, forums and quizzes. For each subject taken, students will be part of a student online community. Students will also be assigned a mentor who will be available to answer any questions and provide feedback on their progress.
Students will be assessed fully online via the in-course assessment assignments and end of module assessment assignment so they don’t need to be at the University to sit your exams. They will the receive their grades and feedback online.
In order to do this, students will be required to have a desktop/laptop, internet connection, a headset and webcam to participate in online tutorials and other group activities, access to standard office software – such as Microsoft Word and Excel, plus any standard browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox and Skype for certain online sessions.
Time will be an ODL student’s most important commitment – understanding, working through and reflecting on all teaching materials. The hours spent per week on their studies for the duration of the programme depends on module taken.
Support from University
ODL students are fully registered student of the University with all of the support and services available to them, the same as the on-campus students. Technical support will also be provided if students have difficulty in accessing the e-learning platform.
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
|Applicants are required to have obtained:
||For Malaysian Students
APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES
|Malaysian Student (RM)||International Student (RM)|
|Refundable Caution Deposit||2,000||2,000|
|Student Association Fee per Semester||40||40|
|Tuition Fees (Conventional Mode)||43,000||57,500|
|Tuition Fees (ODL Mode)*||34,400||34,400|
- *Students for the 2019 intakes are eligible for a special bursary of RM5,000.
- All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 25% bursary.
- Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
- Registration fee and refundable caution deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
- Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees“.
- For information on Student Visa Application fee, please check the “Visas & Immigration“
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The programme aims to:
- equip graduates with the relevant knowledge and analytical skills to cope with the ever-changing environment of pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry.
- develop key personal skills which includes time management, organisational skills, computing skills and statistical analysis capability and to nurture a commitment to lifelong learning.
- prepare graduates to be innovative and responsive to technological changes.
- provide an opportunity for students to undertake a research project and conduct cutting-edge research in the pharmaceutical field.
- provide graduates with enhanced prospects for employment within the pharmaceutical and chemical-related industries leading to a fulfilling career.
The objective of the programme is to produce highly competent pharmaceutical chemists who are equipped with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential for contributing to the research and development of drug products, quality control of pharmaceuticals, management improvement processes and regulatory science.
Applicants are required to have obtained:
- A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]
Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]
Teaching and learning methods vary in line with the objectives of the course modules. They include didactic lectures, workshops, tutorials, practical sessions and seminars.
Students are continuously assessed throughout the degree via project works, critical reviews, practical reports, assignments and oral presentations. There are no written examinations. To progress from one semester to the next, students must perform satisfactorily during each semester.
The teaching faculty reflects a wide range of backgrounds in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The faculty, comprising local and international lecturers with PhD qualification, have many years of academic and industry experience in various related field of specialisations that include pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, natural products, inorganic chemistry, surfactant chemistry, oleochemistry, pharmaceutical technology, biotechnology, molecular biology, drug discovery, formulation and drug delivery, pharmacokinetics and pharmcognosy. All faculty are actively involved in research and much of their work has been published in ISI-indexed journals.
- The course is delivered over weekends for the convenience of working graduates. Regular working hours of students in employment would not be disrupted.
- The course is offered on a modular basis, allowing students to enrol in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 of each year.
ENQUIRIES? CONTACT US
Interested in applying for one of our programmes?
You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:
- Verified copies of your academic qualifications
- Evidence of English language proficiency
- A copy of your MyKad or the identification page of your passport
These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made.
We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into one of our programmes soon!
WHY STUDY ANALYTICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AT IMU
An Established Private Healthcare University
Renowned and Highly Experienced Faculty
Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards
Better Preparation for Working in a Challenging Environment
“Graduates of this programme will have developed a greater depth of knowledge and advanced skills that are essential for R&D, biomedical & pharmaceutical analysis to pursue careers in academia, biotechnology, drug discovery and development, and QA/QC.”
DR WONG LAI CHUN
Senior Lecturer & Programme Director
PhD (UK), CChem, MRSC