Master in Life Sciences

  • This field is very well developed and vast; it contains a number of topics and disciplines, the most important of them being cell theory, evolution, genetics, and energy, each of which is explored in Master of Life Sciences programs. Among the most interesting subjects that push the borders of knowledge to the most exciting points, as they apply the latest inventions and achievements of the scientific world, are Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Ecology, Food and Health Sciences and Molecular Sciences following an orientation in “Molecular medicine and Systems Biology. These branches of Biology are standing on the verge of making breakthrough discoveries almost every day, and you can be part of it with a Master in Life Sciences degree. Biology deals with perhaps the greatest wonders present on Earth today, from microscopic germs to elephants, as well as studies the history of life, tracing it billions of years back in time. There are plenty of career opportunities in the private sector, academic institutions, and research facilities, for graduates holding a Master in Life Sciences degree.

  • At the end of this programme, students should be able to:

    • Explain apply fundamental issues on various topics in life sciences
    • Plan and conduct a research project and evaluate outcomes
    • Apply rational processes to critically analyse issues in science and generate innovative solutions
    • Locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and information from a range of resources (and apply to practice)
    • Relate the significance of science to the public and scientific community using effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Effectively utilise new and existing biotechnology at an advanced level
    • Demonstrate self-directed learning and professional development
    • Recognise international issues relevant to biotechnology and develop appropriate strategies
  • Specialization area

    • Environmental Health / Science
    • Molecular Biomedicine
    • Clinical Biochemistry/ Immunology/ Parasitology / Microbiology
    • Medical Biotechnology
  • Full-time Part-time
    Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
    1.5 years 3 years 3.5 years 5 years
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Science from University Selangor or any others Institution of higher Learning recognized by the University Senate with CGPA equivalent of 2.5 and above, or
    • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate with CGPA equivalent of 2.5 and above, or
    • A candidate with a CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0, or who does not possess a degree in science may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
    RM 14,000 RM 28,000
  • Graduates in Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health are qualified to work in:

    • Hospitals and private clinical laboratories
    • Research (develops & test new methods)
    • Public Health (state health labs, community health projects, environmental testing, Peace Corps)
    • Specialty Laboratories (forensics, fertility, veterinary)
    • Biotechnology (product research/ development, data analysis, quality assurance)
    • Sales and Marketing (biomedical supply, pharmaceutical companies)
    • Laboratory Computer Systems
    • Compliance Inspector
    • Infection Control
    Dr. Roslinah Mohamad Hussain 01/09/2015-31/08/2017 Senior Lecturer Faculty of Health Science UiTM Academic Advisor
    Prof. Dr. Shaharum Shamsuddin 01/06/2012-31/05/2014 Deputy Dean Centre of Health Science USM Kubang Kerian Academic Advisor
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