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MSc Mixed Mode Programme

Master of Science (Molecular Medicine)

The programme aims to provide a strong fundamental understanding of the field of molecular medicine through comprehensive lectures and practical, hands-on experience in research and entrepreneurial aspects of the biomedical field. The programme has an emphasis on translational research with a focus on biomarker discovery and the development of diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics for the market.

The programme consists of three semesters. In the first semester, candidates will undertake core courses. In the second semester, students can select a research- or an industry-focused pathway allowing them to customize learning that will be relevant towards their career goals. A research project in the specialized area will begin in the second semester continuing into the third semester that will be solely dedicated to research.

Programme Structure

Semester I (12 units)

Molecular Basis of Diseases

Diagnostic Technologies & Biological Markers Discovery

Vaccines & Novel Therapeutics


Semester II (8 units)

Industry pathway

Managing a Biomedical-based Business

Technology Management & Intellectual Property

Regulations & Quality Management Systems for the Biomedical Industry

Research pathway

Project Management in Research

Current Trends in Molecular Medicine Research I

Current Trends in Molecular Medicine Research II

Semester II & III (30 units)

Research Project

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree (Honours)

A) CGPA of ≥ 2.75

B) CGPA of 2.50 - 2.74 with
Research experience – 1 year; OR,
Professional experience in related field – 1 year; 
One (1) academic publication (journal, not proceeding(s)) in related field; OR,
Grade B for major/ elective courses; OR,
Grade B+ for final year project.

Language Requirement (For International Applicants Only)

  • 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); or
  • MUET minimum score Band 4; or
  • The applicants native language is English or National language; or
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction; or
  • English courses offered by British Council; or
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B; or
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities


  • Full-time: 3 semesters (up to a maximum of 6 semesters)
  • Part-time: 6 semesters (up to a maximum of 12 semesters)


  • Malaysian applicants: RM 31,000.00
  • International applicants: USD 11,625.00

(Fees shown here are only for the programme and does not include registration and other student fees)


Email : director_informm@usm.my

Telephone: +604-6534801