PhD (Pharmaceutical Technology) - PHA

OVERVIEW

Opportunities are available to suitably qualified graduates to carry out research in natural product chemistry and drug discovery, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, dosage form design and formulation development, pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmaceutical microbiology, drug delivery systems, traditional medicine, pharmacognosy, analytical chemistry, biosciences and neural sciences, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, public health pharmacy, sociobehavioural aspects of pharmacy, pharmaceutical economics, pharmacoepidemiology, medicines policy and administrative aspects of pharmacy.

Transdisciplinary research is encouraged within the School and with other Schools within the university. There are also opportunities to be involved in research projects which are carried out in collaboration with other universities, institutions, industry and community in Malaysia, as well as abroad.

Research projects in the following areas are available:

  • Design and development of novel drug delivery systems, including oral, topical, transdermal and pulmonary, for drugs as well as bioactives from natural sources
  • Bioavailability studies
  • Characterisation of pharmaceutical formulations and materials
  • Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics and molecular modelling
  • Pharmaceutical microbiology


Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
www.pha.usm.my

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours / CGPA >3.67) in a related area in Science; OR
  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (research mode); OR
  • A Master’s degree in a related area in Science (coursework/mixed-mode) with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

DURATIONS

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 4,150.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,535.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00

 

International (USD)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,550.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,400.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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