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The career opportunities upon the completion of this program includes the potential employment as bioprocess development scientists, research and development manager for medical related products, product application specialists in various bio-industries (i.e. biotechnology-related industries, pharmaceutical industries, clinical and medical engineering industries), quality assurance managers (such as those relating to GMP and GLP accredited laboratories or industries), laboratory application specialists, clinical specialist trainee and panels or officials for Regulatory bodies such as the National Pharmacy Regulatory Division (NPRA; formerly known as National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, NPCB). The structure of the program is not specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD) degree upon the completion of this program, as it was structured to meet the industry needs; however, the program was designed to take into consideration the possibility that candidates may want to continue their studies by ensuring that they will have sufficient research skills at the end of their training to enable them to purse a PhD degree confidently. In addition, students from this program is expected to be equipped with skills sufficient for them to pursue an academic or research fellow career in the field of regenerative medicine.

This program is a 48 credit hours mixed mode full-time master program, which consists of 20 credit hours of core program courses, 4 credit hours elective courses (students only need to select one of the two elective courses offered by the program) and 24 credit hours of dissertation. The methods of delivery includes lectures, assignments, discussions, presentations, laboratory visits, mini-industry training and research dissertation. This program does not have a university compulsory course except for the Research Methodology Course, which is a part of the core program course.



Credit Hours


Research Methodology






Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering



Advanced regenerative medicine



Cell Based Therapy and Regulation in Regenerative Medicine



Advance Regenerative Medicine-Industry




Advance Tools in Regenerative Medicine


MOB7008 (Elective)

Advance Medical Biotechnology


A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:

  •  To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The entry requirement for this program (according to University Malaya (Master Degree) Rules 2014) is as follow:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree of Medicine and Degree of Surgery or a Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Surgery; or a professional qualification from a recognized professional body; or

    A Bachelor’s Degree of Science in the related field with a CGPA of not less than 3.0; or

    A Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 and with at least one year working experience in the field of regenerative medicine.

  2. Any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time;
  3. With a CGPA of not less than 3.0 or equivalent;
  4. Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

    a. Have relevant work experience; Or
    b. Produce publications in related fields; Or
    c. Is a scholarship recipient; Or
    d. Graduates of the University of Malaya.

  5. Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA of 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (4).

  6. Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.10 to 2.49 may be considered if they meet the following criteria as outlined in the guidelines provided by the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) that:

    a. Graduates of University of Malaya; And
    b. Have a working experience of not less than 5 years or have produced at least one publication in a refereed journal in the field of regenerative medicine; And
    c. Application of entry must be submitted to the Senate for consideration based on the merits of each case

Once a year in month of September.

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Updated: 31/07/2019