Double Degree Option – IMU & QMUL (Genomic Medicine)

MSc in Genomic Medicine (QMUL)

Conventional / Open & Distance Learning (ODL) Mode

This MSc is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a multi disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine. Students who wish to obtain this degree from QMUL, can now do a MSc in Molecular Medicine in IMU and then credit transfer to QMUL to complete the QMUL MSc in Genomic Medicine. They will then obtain two MSc, one from a UK University and another from a Malaysian University.

This Programme is Now Available in ODL Mode

Open and distance learning (ODL) provides working professionals an alternative to conventional programmes at universities, giving them the opportunity to earn a university degree without interrupting their career while providing flexibility and convenience for the student in their studies. Not sure if this is the programme for you? Try out our free trial lesson today!

KEY FACTS

Degree

Double MSc in Molecular (IMU) and MSc in Genomic Medicine (QMUL)

Commencement

March and September

Total Duration

2 years (full-time)
4 years (part-time)

Mode of Delivery

Conventional / Open & Distance Learning (ODL)

Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 25% bursary.

ABOUT ODL

What is ODL?

Open and distance learning provides working professionals 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

Teaching methods include a series of annotated lectures supplemented by videos. 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.

 

Your Commitment

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.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Besides the modules of MMM, the student will be required to take another additional 7 modules (2 cores, 4 compulsory, 1 elective) to complete the MSc in Genomic Medicine (QMUL).

  • Omics’ techniques and their application to genomic medicine (core)
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in genomic analysis (core)
  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (compulsory)
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cacner diagnosis, screening and treatment (compulsory)
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified heath-care (compulsory)
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease (compulsory)
  • Clinical study design (elective)
  • Economic models and human genomics (elective)
  • Professional and research skills (elective)

For Open Distance Learning

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ASSESSMENT

Assessment for the additional modules will be via in course assessments and end of course exam. For Research Project Module, students are expected to defend the project in Viva Voce and to produce a research dissertation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

  1. A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.75 or equivalent,
    as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, but not meeting cGPA 2.75,  can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A Bachelor Degree in related discipline not meeting cGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
For Malaysian Students
Not applicable
For International Students

  1. IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  2. TOEFL (PBT) : Overall score of 410-413; or
  3. TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 34; or
  4. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 160; or
  5. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 180; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 36;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  1. International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  2. International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

MSc in Molecular Medicine (IMU)

  • RM40,000 (Conventional)
  • RM32,000 (ODL)

MSc in Genomic Medicine (QMUL)

  • GBP10,000 (approximately RM 51,459)

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Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 2,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
Tuition Fees (Conventional Mode) 51,459 xxx
Tuition Fees (ODL Mode)* xxx xxx
  • *Students for the 2019 intakes are eligible for a RM5,000 bursary.
  • 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

FEE STRUCTURE

MALAYSIAN STUDENT

ُSEMESTER TOTAL (RM)
Semester 1 10,000
Semester 2 10,000
Semester 3 20,000
Grand Total 40,000

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

ُSEMESTER TOTAL (RM)
Semester 1 13,600
Semester 2 13,300
Semester 3 26,750
Grand Total 53,650

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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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!

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WHY STUDY THE DOUBLE DEGREE OF MSC IN MOLECULAR AND GENOMIC MEDICINE

An additional six months for a MSc degree from a reputable UK University

An additional six months for a MSc degree from a reputable UK University

Eligible full-time students can gain an additional MSc from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 6 months after their MSc in Molecular Medicine at IMU. Earning a degree from one of UK’s leading research universities would give students’ an edge in furthering their studies in UK/Europe.
Broaden Your Career Options and Achieve Career Growth

Broaden Your Career Options and Achieve Career Growth

These degrees will not only provide students with the skills pertinent to molecular techniques and theory in improving disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatments but also a multi-disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine. Gaining these skills and knowledge would expand the students’ portfolio of professional knowledge and lead to a career growth.
Smooth transfer of credits to QMUL

Smooth transfer of credits to QMUL

Our collaboration with QMUL will ensure a smooth credit transfer from modules of study for the MSc in Molecular Medicine at IMU to the MSc in Genomic Medicine at QMUL. The mode of learning at IMU would be via face to face and Open and Distance Learning (ODL) while the QMUL modules are via ODL. Suitable for working professionals who would have time, financial, family and other commitments, this double degree option offers a more flexible and personalised teaching and learning environment. Additionally, the research project for the MSC in Genomic Medicine can be done in IMU or QMUL (joint supervision).
Easing the Financial Burden of a UK Degree

Easing the Financial Burden of a UK Degree

Students would be able to save the costs of a UK education as the modules are done in Malaysia. QMUL is also giving a special rate for students going through this pathway. Students will only be required to pay an additional GBP10000.00 for the six months to gain a MSc in Genomic Medicine.

Dr Ho Ket Li

“IMU MSc Molecular Medicine Programme is designed to cater for medical or basic sciences graduates seeking advance training in cellular and molecular biology, genetics, as well as drug development and treatment. The programme prepares students for career opportunities in medically focused biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; and equips students with enhanced skills to carry out research at a higher degree in related fields. The coursework is conducted in a highly engaging and conducive environment to stimulate learning experience. Comprehensive practical training is also provided via hypothesis-driven and disease-oriented research project.”

DR HO KET LI
Lecturer & Programme Director
PhD (Biotherapeutic), Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

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