ABOUT THE PHARMACY DEGREE

Pharmacy is the science concerned with therapeutic substances – their discovery, origin and nature, their development into medicines and their use in disease prevention and treatment. Pharmacy also denotes the profession which uses its unique knowledge of medicines in the service of society.

A career in pharmacy can be versatile and highly rewarding. Pharmacy graduates can choose to work mainly with people, by using their unique knowledge and skills in patient care. Pharmacists supply medicines, provide medicines, health information and advice, and help to manage long-term illness. Pharmacy graduates can also choose to focus mainly on products – pharmacists hold key responsibilities in the Malaysian pharmaceutical industry and are in constant demand. Skilled graduates are needed in clinical research, in formulation research and development, production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and marketing.

KEY FACTS

Degree

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (IMU)

Pharmacy Degree from Partner Universities (BPharm)

Commencement

August and September

Total Duration

4 years

Download Brochure

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATIONS
REQUIREMENTS
A-Levels BBB or ABC in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics (minimum B in Chemistry)
STPM cGPA 3.00 with BBB or ABC in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics (minimum B in Chemistry)
Australian Matriculation 70% aggregate (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry); or TER/UAI/ ENTER/ATAR 80 (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry)
NCEA Level 3 Average 70% (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry)
Canadian Grade 12/13 75% aggregate in 6 subjects (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 or 70% in Biology and Chemistry and Physics and Mathematics and Additional Mathematics / another subject
Australian University Foundation Programmes 75% aggregate in 4 best subjects (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry); or TER/UAI/ ENTER/ATAR 80 or Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.00 (minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry)
Indian Pre-University Average of not less than 80% in all subjects and not less than 75% score in 3 science subjects or Mathematics (including minimum B or equivalent in Chemistry)
Ministry of Education Matriculation# cGPA 3.00 and minimum B in Chemistry (and attained 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/ Addtional Mathematics and another subject at SPM/O-Level)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points (excluding bonus points) in Chemistry (minimum B or equivalent) and 1 Science subject/Mathematics at the Higher Level (HL) and 1 Science subject at Standard Level (SL)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) Not applicable
Foundation * # cGPA 3.00 & minimum B in Chemistry (and attained 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/ Add Mathematics and another subject at SPM/O Level)
Degree BSc: cGPA 2.75
Diploma Diploma in Science (Chemistry or Biology or Physics) – cGPA 3.75 including B in Chemistry;
Diploma in Pharmacy – cGPA3.50;
and attained 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/ Add Mathematics and another subject at SPM/O-Level

Minimum C in BM and English at SPM or equivalent level (except Degree level).

All qualifications should include 3 out 4 science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics). Chemistry is compulsory.

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution.

* IMU does not accept any foundation in science courses from other colleges/universities for its dentistry programme except for foundation in science by IMU.

Foundation in Science qualification from other colleges/universities will be considered on case by case basis for admission into the Medicine & Pharmacy programme. In addition, it is only applicable for application into the IMU local programmes and not for all credit transfer options. Student with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into the IMU programmes with credit transfer option (except for medicine & dentistry), upon meeting eligibility of the required entry requirement of the intended programme.

Please contact IMU for more details and before embarking on any foundation in science programmes. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, kindly contact 03-2731 7272

 

English Language Requirement

Applicants are required to have this at the point of entry:

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 score of 6.0 (not less than 6.0 for individual bands).

Students transferring to University of Queensland are required to have an overall band score of 7.0 (not less than 6.0 for individual bands).

Students who are transferring to University of Tasmania are required to have an overall band score of 6.5 (not less than 6.0 for individual bands).

 

  • Students without IELTS, MUET or TOEFL can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS.
    Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for the MUET, IELTS or TOEFL exam (where applicable) within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admissions Office for further information or to register for the test.
  • The entry requirements and English requirements are subject to change.

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

pu-university-of-tasmania-australia

New Zealand

pu-university-of-otago-new-zealand

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 300 950
Registration Fee 1,300 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 3,000 3,000
Tuition Fees 554,000 654,000
  • 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

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 23,250 186,000 - - - - -
Credit Transfer to University of OtagoBachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 23,250 93,000 2 yrs & 2 mths 4 NZ$34,650 NZ$75,191 303,533
Credit Transfer to University of Tasmania#* Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 2 4 A$25,984 A$51,968 248,904

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

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 OtagoBachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 2 4 25,600 102,400 2 yrs & 2 mths 4 NZ$34,650 NZ$75,191 312,933
Credit Transfer to University of Tasmania#*Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 2 4 A$25,984 A$51,968 258,304

#* The fee for the bridging course is AUD$3,248.
** Based on exchange rates: A$1 ≈ RM3.0, NZ$1 ≈ RM2.8, £1 ≈ RM5.4
*** Current estimates only.

  • Tuition and ancillary fees at Partner Universities overseas are subject to annual increases.
  • All fees are accurate at time of print.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The International Medical University (IMU) has introduced a new scholarship programme for 2015. Scholarships will now be available for most IMU programmes. There will be two types of scholarships available:

1. Full Tuition Fee (100%) for full duration of programme
2. Partial Tuition Fee (50%) for full duration of programme

Scholarships application will be strictly by invitation only upon submission of admission application to a specific programme at IMU.

These scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating outstanding academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities. Scholarship application will be strictly by invitation only upon receiving an offer letter for admission into the specific programme at IMU.

 

Scholarships Available

Programmes
Intake
Full Tuition Fee (100%)
Partial Tuition Fee (50%)
Application Closing Date
Pharmacy (BPharm) Feb - 9 Jan 2015
Aug 3 Jul 2015
Sep 21 Aug 2015

Pre-U Grades Required for Scholarship Eligibility

Pre-U Qualification A-LEVELS
Grades
CPU
%
STPM
cGPA
MOE Matrikulasi
cGPA
IB
Points
UEC
Grades
Australian Matriculation
ATAR
Approved FiS
cGPA
IMU FiS
cGPA
Pharmacy AAA 95 – 100 3.90 – 4.00 4.00 40 – 45 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 98 – 100 4.00 4.00

How to Apply

  1. Make an online application for the programme of your choice at www.imu.edu.my/slim-oaa.
  2. Upon successful application and meeting the scholarship’s eligibility requirements, student will be invited to apply for the scholarship via email.

Scholarship Details

  1. Scholarships will be awarded with bonding subject to the programme awarded.
  2. All scholarships will only cover the tuition fees and no allowance for living expenses, books and study-related equipment.
  3. The amount will be disbursed on a semester to semester basis
  4. Students are required to maintain the required minimum cGPA of 3.50 per semester in order to continue with the scholarship. Failing which, the scholarship may be discontinued with immediate effect.
  5. Students who withdraw (academic and non-academic reasons) without completing the programme will be required to repay the amount that has been disbursed for the financial award given.
  6. Repeat modules will not be covered and continuation of the financial award will be on a case by case basis.
  7. IMU Scholarship Committee may vary the selection requirements as and when it deems necessary.

Other Scholarships

For more information on other financial aid, please click here.

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 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Statistics for Health Professionals
  • Biological Science
  • Human Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Pengajian Islam/Moral*
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • General Pharmacology
  • Haematology
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Understanding the Patient
  • Bahasa Malaysia*
  • English Academic Writing
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Natural Products in Medicine
  • Microbiology for Pharmacists
  • Drug Metabolism
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Renal System
  • Skills Development: Extemporaneous Dispensing
  • Pengajian Malaysia*
  • Pharmaceutics III
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • The Central Nervous System
  • Immunology & Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Skills Development: Dispensing
Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7 Semester 8
  • Pharmaceutics IV
  • Complementary Medicine
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Business Management for the Pharmacist
  • The Pharmacist as a Healthcare Professional
  • Selectives
  • Toxicology
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacy I
  • Current Trends in Therapeutics
  • Electives
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project I & II
  • Clinical Pharmacy II, III & IV
  • MQA Subject
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?

Registration in Malaysia
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of the Ministry of Health. The requirements for registration are:

  1. Completion of the Provisionally Registered Pharmacist training year and experience; and passing the Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.
    • This year is undertaken at government health-service institutions, which include district and general hospitals, the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau and teaching hospitals such as Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, University Malaya Medical Centre and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Other places include Community Pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
    • The Pharmacy Jurisprudence examination assesses knowledge and application of Malaysian law
      regulating the sale and supply of medicines.
  2. Completion of a 1-year period of government service, which entitles the graduate to full registration. Current information about registration requirements may be found at the website of the Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health, http://www.pharmacy.gov.my/
When do I apply?

You can apply using forecast or actual results.

APPLY NOW

Interested in applying for one of our programmes?

You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Verified copies of your academic qualifications
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency
  3. 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!

APPLY NOW

pharmacy_Dr Norman Chieng

“The role of pharmacist has evolved tremendously from just dispensing medicines to a prominent and crucial member in the integrated health care team. As a pharmacist, you are also responsible in providing patient centred care through the effective nad safe use of medicines. First launched in 2004, the BPharm (Hons) at IMU has grown to become a programme that prepares future pharmacists, who is knowledgeable, caring, competent and someone who is able to move forward with the ever changing healthcare system.”

DR NORMAN CHIENG 
Lecturer and Programme Coordinator
BPharm, PGDipPharm, PhD (Otago), RPh (Malaysia), RegPharmNZ (New Zealand)

certlogo
Cert No: KLR 0500119

KPM/JPT(N/010/3/0186)09/2018
KPM/JPT (R/721/6/0033)09/2019
KPM/JPT(R/724/6/0010)01/2018
KPM/JPT(R/727/6/0050)09/2019

KPM/JPT(R/442/6/0003)01/2018
KPM/JPT(R/723/6/0125)04/2020
KPM/JPT(R/726/6/0021)09/2017
KPM/JPT(N/726/6/0011)06/2017

KPM/JPT(R/421/6/0011)12/2017
KPM/JPT(R/545/6/0014)09/2017
KPM/JPT(R/311/6/0013)09/2017
KPM/JPT(KA9294)02/2015

KPM/JPT(KA10260)07/2015
KPM/JPT(R/723/6/0101)01/2019
KPM/JPT(KA10261)08/2015
KPM/JPT(N/442/7/001)01/2017

KPM/JPT(N/421/7/0010)07/2017
KPM/JPT(N/545/7/0021)01/2018
KPM/JPT(R/721/8/0043)01/2020
KPM/JPT(R/720/7/0049)6/2019

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang