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Programme Name: Master of Philosophy (Bioscience)

Last update 29 June 2020

Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name Master of Philosophy (Bioscience)
Final Award
Master of Philosophy (Bioscience)
Programme Code MSCBA3AJA
Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Language(s) of Instructions
Bahasa Melayu & English
Mode of Study Conventional
Mode of operation Self-govern
Study Scheme Full Time and Part time
Study Duration

Full Time: Minimum: 1½ years; Maximum: 3 years


Part Time: Minimum: 2 years; Maximum: 4 years

Type of Semester No. of Semesters No. of weeks per semester
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Normal 3 6 14 14

Master of Science (Biology, Botany, Plant Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Bioscience, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Genetics or equivalent) with CPA ≥ 3.0 will be considered for this program; OR
 Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognized by the Senate; OR
 Candidates who are currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Univeristi Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty
and the Senate.

To produce 

  1. Graduate who are able to contribute to the advancement of science and technology
  2. Graduate who are able to think critically, analytically and innovatively in solving problem
  3. Graduate who practice good management, leadership and governance
  4. Graduate who are able to communicate across a broad spectrum of issues effectively

Graduates of the program can work as

  1. Research scientist
  2. Academician (Tutor, lecturer, teacher)
  3. Biotechnologist
  4. Microbiologist
  5. Quality control / Assurance Officer
  6. Product Specialist
  7. Sales Executive for biotech product
  8. Environmental safety officer