ABOUT THE PHARMACY DEGREE

Pharmacy offers diverse and rewarding career options from patient care, clinical research, and leadership roles in all aspects of the healthcare system. Pharmacists can work in hospital and community settings, enjoying versatility in their choice of work preferences and schedule. With the ever-increasing volume of medicines in the market, pharmacists have a crucial role in helping doctors and patients decide on the medicines that will have the most beneficial results. Indeed, with pharmacists as part of the healthcare team involved in patient care, outcomes improve and costs decline. Pharmacy graduates can also work on product development. In Malaysia and abroad, they are in great demand in the pharmaceutical industry for clinical research, formulation research and development, production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and marketing. The IMU Pharmacy programme offers the option to complete the entire 4-year programme locally at IMU or credit transfer to the University of Otago, New Zealand or University of Tasmania, Australia.

CAREER PATHWAYS

To know about the career pathways for pharmacists, see this infographic.

KEY FACTS

Degree

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (IMU) Pharmacy Degree from Partner Universities (BPharm)

Commencement

July and September

Total Duration

4 years

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATIONS
REQUIREMENTS
A-Levels BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics (minimum B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
STPM cGPA 3.00 with BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics (minimum B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
Australian Matriculation 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 80 including Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics (minimum 70% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
NCEA Level 3 70% aggregate including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or Physics (minimum 70% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level).
Canadian Grade 12/13 Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) 75% aggregate in 6 subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics (minimum 70% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) or Ontario Secondary School Diploma 75% aggregate in 6 subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics (minimum 73% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 or 70% in: ~Biology; and ~Chemistry; and ~Physics; and ~Mathematics; and ~Additional Mathematics or another subject Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 80 including Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics (minimum 70% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
Indian Pre-University Overall 80% aggregate and score not less than 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics (minimum 75% or equivalent to B in Chemistry) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * cGPA 3.00 & minimum B in Chemistry and attained 5Bs in ~Biology ; and ~Chemistry ; and ~Physics ; and ~Mathematics / Additional Mathematics ; and ~Another subject at SPM level or equivalent Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points (excluding bonus points) with minimum 6 points in Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and another subject at Standard Level (SL) Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) Not applicable
Foundation in Science cGPA 3.50 & minimum B in Chemistry and attained 5Bs in ~Biology ; and ~Chemistry ; and ~Physics ; and ~Mathematics / Additional Mathematics; and ~Another subject at SPM level or equivalentMalaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)*Foundation in Science from other institutions will be subjected to the Dean’s approval on a case by case basis.*
Degree BSc in related field: cGPA 2.75
Diploma Diploma in Science (Chemistry or Biology or Physics) – cGPA 3.75 including B in Chemistry; or Diploma in Pharmacy – cGPA 3.50 and attained 5Bs in ~Biology ; and ~Chemistry ; and ~Physics ; and ~Mathematics / Additional Mathematics; and ~Another subject at SPM level or equivalent Malaysians must attain minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level)

Foundation in Science

  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. ** (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)

FOR ADMISSIONS INTO THE IMU FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE PROGRAMME, STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE:

  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects. Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.

English Language Requirement

MUET Band score of 3*
IELTS Overall band score of 6.0 (Not less than 5.5 for individual bands)*Students transferring to University of Otago are required to have an overall band of 6.0 (Not less than 6.0 for individual bands) Students transferring to University of Tasmania are required to have an overall band score of 6.5 (Not less than 6.0 for individual bands)
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 160* (for International students only)
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180* (for International students only)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 42* (for International students only)

*   ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia.

Note

Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information.

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

As an assurance of a total commitment towards quality education in pharmacy, the IMU maintains its relationship with many partner universities in Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

Australia

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New Zealand

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APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 150 500
Registration Fee 850 2,000
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 2,000
Tuition Fees 191,600 204,800
  • 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.
  • As stipulated by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, international students will have to pay Student Visa Application fee of RM1,000 and Medical Health Check fee of RM250 and Visa endorsement fee (depending on nationality) upon registration.
  • International students will also be required to pay Student Visa Renewal Administrative fee of RM140/year and Medical Health. Check fee of RM250/year.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.
  • All students are required to pay Student Association Fees of RM40 per semester.

FEE STRUCTURE

MALAYSIAN STUDENT

HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMME TOTAL DURATION (YEARS) AT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (IMU) AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY (PU) GRAND TOTAL (RM)*
YEARS TOTAL SEMESTERS TUITION FEE ESTIMATED TUITION FEES AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY
PER SEMESTER TOTAL YEARS SEMESTERS TUITION FEE PER YEAR* TOTAL ($)*
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 4 4 8 23,950 191,600 - - - - -
Credit Transfer to University of Otago Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 23,950 95,800 2 4 NZ$41,851 NZ$83,702 318,447
Credit Transfer to University of Tasmania Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 23,950 95,800 2 4 A$33,586 A$67,172 287,576

# Students who opt for credit transfer to University of Tasmania are required to complete additional modules.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMME TOTAL DURATION (YEARS) AT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (IMU) AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY (PU) GRAND TOTAL (RM)*
YEARS TOTAL SEMESTERS TUITION FEE ESTIMATED TUITION FEES AT PARTNER UNIVERSITY
PER SEMESTER TOTAL YEARS SEMESTERS TUITION FEE PER YEAR* TOTAL ($)*
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 4 4 8 25,600 204,800 - - - - -
Credit Transfer to University of Otago Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 25,600 102,400 2 4 NZ$41,851 NZ$83,702  325,047
Credit Transfer to University of Tasmania #*Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 25,600 102,400 2 4 A$33,586 A$67,172 294,176

# Students who opt for credit transfer to University of Tasmania are required to complete additional modules.

  • * The fee for the bridging course is A$3,248
  • ** Current estimates only
  • Based on exchange rates: A$1 ≈ RM2.8550, NZ$1 ≈ RM2.6600
  • Tuition and ancillary fees at Partner Universities overseas are subject to annual increases.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BPharm

What is the structure of the programme?

The BPharm (Hons) programme uses an innovative curriculum developed entirely by the IMU School, completed in four years (8 semesters), and is undertaken in Malaysia. Credit transfer options are also available for this. The curriculum is largely based on Body Systems, and integrates the study of these systems in health and disease with the study of drug treatment. An entire semester in the fourth year is devoted to research and another semester to supervised practise.

What are the semester contents?

Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]

What are key features of the programme?
  • Designed around a progressive increase in student-centred and self-directed learning, and a corresponding decrease in didactic and teacher-centred activity
  • Largely based on body systems: Integrates the study of these systems in health and disease with the study of drug treatment
  • Progressive development of skills and competencies using simulations and supervised practice
  • Systematic exposure to community, hospital and industrial pharmacy, culminating in extended clinical pharmacy placements
  • Devotion of an entire 4th Year Semester to research aimed at inculcating rigour and scientific ethos
What is the medium of instruction?

The medium of instruction is English. Students whose pre-university education is not in English are strongly recommended to improve their proficiency by attending English classes before entering IMU.

What happens after I graduate?

How do I become a pharmacist? What PRP training settings are available?

  • Get a degree in pharmacy from a university recognised by LFM.
  • Undertake 52 weeks Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training followed by 52 weeks mandatory service as a Fully Registered Pharmacist (FRP).
    • PRP training & mandatory service can be undertaken in both government & private sectors.
  • PRP training sites in sectors other than KKM are summarised belowPRP training sites in sectors other than KKM

Is it difficult to secure PRP training? What is the waiting period for graduands to start PRP training? What personal qualities are helpful?

  • All sectors of pharmacy provide PRP training.
    • The numbers of posts depends on many of the factors described under ‘Does Malaysia have enough pharmacists? What is the outlook for pharmacists in Malaysia?’ (see above)
    • The waiting period depends on the sector, the number of posts, and when (during the year) these posts become vacant.
      • The exact number of Ministry of Health positions, and when these become available is not explicitly stated.
  • The School helps to notify graduands on availability of PRP postings from KKM and industry partners. Briefings by the representatives from KKM and partners on the application and opening of training are arranged from time to time to prepare the graduating cohorts.
  • Individuals need to continually enhance their marketability and competitiveness for the job market. They should –
    • become familiar with PRP settings, choices; regulations and application process
    • construct/update their curriculum vitae
    • learn to write application letters, do well at interviews
    • commit to ongoing learning and profession development
    • continually develop their competence, including communications skills, leadership
    • ensure that they courteous, polite and thoughtful of others
When do I apply?

You can apply using forecast or actual results.

ACHIEVEMENTS

IMU Pharmacy Students Association and Achievements

Semester 7 Research Achievements

Year 2016

Projects: 59

Publications: 15

Conference Presentations: 11

Awards: 3

Year 2017

Projects: 75

Publications: 13

Conference Presentations: 9

Awards: 4

Year 2018

Projects: 47

Publications: 25

Conference Presentations: 8

Awards: 0

Year 2019

Projects: 47

Publications: 29

Conference Presentations: 10

Awards: 3

Year 2020

Projects: 31

Publications: 20

Conference Presentations: 3

Awards: 1

Overseas Research Opportunities (2016-2020)

Australasia

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Europe

University of Manchester
Queen's University Belfast
Uni of Strathclyde Glasgow

Staff Achievements

SHARING OF EXPERIENCE

Get an insight into what studying pharmacy in IMU is like and experiences from our students and alumni visiting from partner universities.

Student Experience at IMU

Teoh-Kai-XiangAfter going through one semester at IMU, I feel my overall learning experience was satisfying. I was able to improve my communication skills during laboratory session with my group members and when doing assignments with them. I had some difficulty understanding some lessons but with guidance from my IMU mentor, I was able to overcome those challenges – Teoh Kai Xiang (BP1/15)   Wong-Jia-WingIMU BPharm provides various teaching methods which helps to reinforce my knowledge, communication and problem solving skills. I had hands-on experience interacting with simulated patients during Pharmacy Skills Development sessions which greatly enhanced my learning. – Wong Jia Wing (BP1/14)   Ngai-Yuen-JingIMU is constantly making an utmost effort in bringing out the best in us to become a well-rounded person with good attitude. There are many community service activities and inter-professional learning which serve to enhance our soft skills. I love the lecturers here as they are knowledgeable and very helpful. They do not spoon-feed us but inspire us to learn more. – Ngai Yuen Jing (BP1/13)   Shim-Je-HoAs an international student, sudden changes in the environment and language were overwhelming initially. I believe the friendly lecturers have been a remarkable support for me. Once of the greatest things about the BPharm course is the innovative teaching methods that focuses not only on gaining knowledge but development of humane and professional attitude. – Shim Je Ho (BP1/13)   Yip-Cha-MingIMU provides an excellent learning enviroment to shape our personality and prepare us towards our professional career. Throughout the programme, I am exposed to various real-life and simulated scenarios related to my future profession. IMU also makes every effort to encourage our participation in extra-curricular activities, colouring my university life. – Yip Cha Ming (BP1/13)   Sreeveetha-SreedharanI like the hands-on approach of the BPharm course at IMU because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have also learnt to apply my knowledge through experiences like giving presentations, working in teams and active involvement in small group learning. I feel prepared to get into the workforce because of it. – Sreeveetha Sreedharan (BP1/12)  

What students said about research experience

Peggy-ChanPeggy Chan: Research had an incredibly positive impact on my university experience, both shifting my view on education as well as revolutionising the way I approach learning. Furthermore, my research experience has refined my interest as well as assisted in sculpting my plans for the future.   Lim-Chiu-SienLim Chiu Sien: I was given the opportunity to work with experts in the field, to gain hands-one experience working with the state-of-art instrumentation, to actually make contributions to science in a field that was interesting to me. It was incredibly valuable. The support given to students enabled me to add crucial real world experience to my education. This has helped me immensely in search for work after graduation.   Yap-Siu-ChingYap Siu Ching: The opportunity to work in the lab has enabled me to build my confidence in many areas. The research semester taught me to be confident and persistent; showing me that science doesn’t always work for the first time, but to keep striving for positive progress. It was truly an invaluable experience in helping me to make a more-educated decision on what field to pursue in the future.   Jennie-LeeJennie Lee: Semester 7 at IMU was my most memorable. I was involved in a project in an area of particular interest to me. It was exciting to be given an opportunity to learn different laboratory techniques and method of data analysis that I will be able to carry into my working life. Although at times challenging, I was encouraged and supported by my supervisors who invested a lot of time and energy into us, making it a rewarding experience.   Ng-Wen-HongNg Wen Hong: It is really interesting to explore to new area and learn to cooperate with friends. Despite of some difficulties when carrying out the experiments, it is worthwhile when you get the right result ultimately. In a nutshell: Good exposure!   Lee-E-LynLee E Lyn: The research experience during semester 7 provided a platform for me to learn new knowledge and strengthen problem solving skills. Working closely with my supervisors and other group members, it was also an opportunity for me to learn how to work effectively in a team. This has provided a foundation for me to pursue and conduct research even after graduation.  

Students Comments on Hospital Placement

Preceptors “The preceptors are really awesome and are trained to guide students” “They are very nice and willing to teach” IMU Tutor “My IMU tutor always spends her time giving us individual feedback. She really increased my interest in studies” Learning During Attachment “The hospital attachments helped me to build my clinical skills in assisting the patients” “It is a good and valuable experience as I get to learn and understand the responsibilities of a clinical pharmacist and what it is like to work in a government hospital.”

Students Comments on Hospital Placement

Elaine-KanElaine Kan, CLinical Pharmacist BPharm has provided me with invaluable learning experiences which have prepared me well to work as a clinical pharmacist. The lecturers that I have encountered during my time at BPharm continue to inspire me with their dedication and enthusiasm for teaching.I’ve learned so much from everyone here and thankful to have worked with so many skilled practitioners.   Meera-MohanMeera Mohan, Pharmacy Production Manager The BPharm programme at IMU gave me advantages over other fresh graduates entering the job market, not only because of the positive reputation IMU graduates have, but also because we were trained to communicate effectively in a professional setting from day 1 with the incorporation of PBLs and PSD classes into our curriculum. BPharm students are also exposed to retail, clinical and industrial setting during the period of study there, which really helped me to decide which sector of pharmacy I wanted to branch into when I graduated.   Tan-Jia-JunTan Jia Jun, Community Pharmacist I spent 4 challenging years at IMU but I managed it because of the friendly and helpful lecturers. They taught me not to only focus but also helped me in self-development. A crucial skill for a professsional througout their career. The experience was great and I am grateful to be in IMU.   Ng-Eng-HongNg Eng Hong, Health Clinic Pharmacist IMU is a good stepping stone to all possibiliites in the field of pharmacy; industrial, community and hospital area. The university prepared me well to cope with my current work in which i need to dispense, counsel, manage stock procurement and clinic administration.  

Find out what community pharmacists say about our students after their placements

“Confident when speaking to customers and willing to learn.” – Tan Jen Ing, Guardian Pharmacist “Able to communicate and give basic recommendations for OTC products.” – Alawiah Ab. Rahman, Guardian Pharmacist “Proactive in learning and great to work with.” – David Law, Guardian Pharmacist “Well prepared for questions related to pharmaceutical knowledge.” – Soo Li Lian, Guardian Pharmacist

“Confident when speaking to customers and willing to learn.” – Tan Jen Ing, Guardian Pharmacist “Able to communicate and give basic recommendations for OTC products.” – Alawiah Ab. Rahman, Guardian Pharmacist “Proactive in learning and great to work with.” – David Law, Guardian Pharmacist “Well prepared for questions related to pharmaceutical knowledge.” – Soo Li Lian, Guardian Pharmacist

What our staff say

Mai Chun WaiDr Mai Chun Wai “IMU provides a good research culture that promotes inter-disciplinary research collaborations with local and international renowned scientists. I am grateful to IMU for all the opportunities and support IMU has invested in me. I believe this is so for all other academicians as well”   Ng Sook HanDr Ng Sook Han “IMU is active in research and teaching within medical and healthcare with a strong international orientation. The best working experience that i had in IMU was to attend and contribute to professional confereces, seminars and workshop”   Ramu MeesalaDr Ramu Meesala “I chose IMU because of it is the first and most established private medical university in Malaysia. IMU strongly encourages research by providing internal grants and also support to apply for external grants.”   Juman Al-DujailiDr Juman A-Dujaili “I’ve heard a lot about IMU values and reputation, and I would love to be part of the team working here. The emphasis on research is also going to be a huge success for the employee here if they could grab the opportunity provided by IMU.”   Piyush MittalDr Piyush Mittal “I chose IMU because it is the most established and reputed medical university in Malaysia where I have the opportunity to work across various disciplines. I am thankful to IMU for providing a platform my personal and professional development thru continuous on-job training.”   Kaeshaelya ThiruchelvamMs Kaeshaclya Thiruchelvam “Being an alumni, IMU has been close to my heart. I didn’t need to think twice about coming back to my alma mater, a place i enjoyed learning as a student. I am still learning now as i pursue my postgraduate studies and nothing has changed- IMU has always been a conducive environment when I was a student and (now) as an employee. It certainly is a great place to work.”   Ng Chew HeeAssociate Professor Dr Ng Chew Hee “IMU is responsive to the needs of her staff. For example, facility management team responded quickly to rectify the morning sunrays, which was causing some discomfort in the working area. IMU is also supportive of her staff by providing workshops to help them to embrace IMU educational culture and best practices, and for continuous self-development. In additional, there are also allocations for regional and international conferences.”  

SHARING OF EXPERIENCE

Get an insight into what studying pharmacy in IMU is like and experiences from our students and alumni visiting from partner universities.

What Our Students Say About

What the Community Pharmacists Say About

What Our Staff Say About

STUDENT AND ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

Workplace-based experiential learning is important in order to better prepare our pharmacy students for pre-registration training and employment. One of the workplace-based experiential learning for final year students is their hospital placement in Semester 8.

Student Satisfaction On Hospital Placement

Student Satisfaction On Hospital Placement

Hospital Attachment Evaluation (2015)

Student Work Readiness

School of Pharmacy 2019

Pharmacy Professional Day 2019

  1. Information gathering to resolve drug therapy issues
  2. Recommending appropriate drug therapy
  3. Calculating and evaluating pharmacokinetic properties of drugs
  4. Recommending medication doses and dosage schedules
  5. Interpreting laboratory results

Therapeutic aspects of patient-centered care that showed greatest improvement after hospital attachment for IMU Bachelor of Pharmacy final years students. Source: SS Hasan et al Perceived impact of clinical placements on students preparedness tp provide patient-centered care in Malaysia. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2013;5(4)

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

Alumni are the School’s greatest ambassadors and continued engagement is essential. With this in mind, the School conducts many activities to engage its alumni such as:

  • Training and recruitment of alumni as teaching faculty
  • Alumni participation in reunions, networking and events
  • Access to IMU resources (library, discount for postgraduate studies & CPD)
  • Alumni participated as organizer, speaker or audiences in CPD events
  • Faculty-alumni interaction for professional development
  • Alumni recruited as part time tutor in PSD
Ms Elaine Kan, IMU alumni, was invited as a speaker for CPD session held in IMU

Ms Elaine Kan, IMU alumni, was invited as a speaker for CPD session held in IMU

IMU’s pharmacy alumni team won the PhAMA President’s Community Impact and Awareness 2015

IMU’s pharmacy alumni team won the PhAMA President’s Community Impact and Awareness 2015

Alumni participation in CPD session

Alumni participation in CPD session

STAFF ENGAGEMENT

Continuous Professional Development Events Organised by SOP

Year 2016
  • Nanomedicine is Key to New Generation of Drug Delivery: Myth or Reality (1 August 2016)
  • Eudragit Seminar – (6 October 2016)
Year 2017
  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose – From Basics to Applications (29 October 2017)
  • Workshop on Granulation Technology from Bench to Market (8 – 10 October 2017)
Year 2018
  • Eudragit Seminar (28 November 2018)
Year 2019
  • Gene Editing Tools-CRISPR/Cas9 (21 – 23 June 2019)
  • Workshop on Micro/Nanoparticles Fabrications and Characterization (30 September 2019)
  • Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics and Population PK/PD Modelling (8 – 10 October 2019)
  • Granulation Technology (24 – 26 June 2019)
Year 2020
  • Introduction to the Use of PYTHON for Health Data Analytics and Visualisation (21 – 23 October 2020)
  • Facilitating Online Teaching & Learning with Smartphone-Based Educational Video Content Creation (2 – 3 November 2020)

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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! Start the application process!

WHY STUDY PHARMACY AT IMU

An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

As IMU offers the widest range of healthcare programmes, our students are fully immersed in a vibrant community of students and practitioners from all healthcare fields. This allows for the development of strong friendship amongst peers that will be the foundation of an extensive healthcare professional network upon graduation.
Reputation for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Education

Reputation for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Education

Established in 1992, IMU is the pioneer of private pharmacy education in Malaysia and the largest local private pharmacy school with more than 3,000 pharmacy alumni. The IMU BPharm (Hons) programme has always upheld the highest standards in education, proven by the 5-year full accreditation by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) with Pharmacy Board Malaysia and its partnerships with Australia and New Zealand universities for credit transfer options. The School is also recognised by Pharmacy Board Malaysia as the liberalised training premise for Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) under the Research and Development Academia track.
Strong Focus on Industry Engagement

Strong Focus on Industry Engagement

The school and programme has a strong focus on partnerships with key healthcare organisations; hospitals, community pharmacies, private medical centres and pharmaceutical companies in education and research. The partnerships are not limited to only students’ attachments at hospital, community and industry, but also networking opportunities with leaders and experts in the field and collaborative research with industry for product development and product improvement. Many industrial partners and experts from various industrials have been engaged by the School in curriculum delivery and assessment of the programme to help produce work-ready graduates. The School also works in collaboration with Parkway Pantai, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups for scholarships, training and industrial pupillage of IMU undergraduates.
Competency in Research

Competency in Research

IMU BPharm (Hons) provides a competitive advantage for its students with interests in research. One semester is dedicated to build students’ knowledge and skills in research processes, from identification of a problem and definition of the research objectives, to the presentation of research results. Students are also encouraged to be involved in publication of their research work. Several students have been able to execute their research in collaboration with international universities from France, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Thailand. In 2018, 63.63% of the student’s research publications and 75% of students’ review papers were published in highly reputed scientific journals.

Dr-Mayuren-Candasamy

“Pharmacist, the medicines expert is imperative in the healthcare system and have impact on patient care and health outcomes. The professional scope of a pharmacist is wide and includes practice in hospitals, community settings, pharmaceutical industries, regulatory bodies, research and academia. The pharmacy curriculum at IMU provides every student with distinctive opportunities to tailor them for a lifetime of career fulfilment and succession in the diverse practice settings. The IMU BPharm (Hons) programme established in 2004 has been and will continue to produce caring and competent pharmacist for every community!”

DR MAYUREN CANDASAMY Senior Lecturer & Programme Director School of Pharmacy BPharm, MPharm (Pharmacology), Ph.D (Pharmacology), R.Ph (India)

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KPT/JPT(R/727/7/0051)03/2024
KPT/JPT(R2/720/7/0077)09/2025
KPT/JPT(R2/720/7/0049)06/2026
KPT/JPT(R2/721/8/0043)01/2027


Cert No: KLR 0500119