Master in Health Sciences 


About The Programme

Master in Health Sciences is a mixed mode (coursework and research) programme for students who graduate from a bachelor’s degree in health and medical sciences, or a related field. It aims to nurture students with holistic approaches including the opportunities for national or international collaborations, specialised training courses (seminar, workshops, etc), and a rich health research experience.

All research students have to take eight modules, Biostatistics, Clinical Research Methodology, Ethics in Healthcare Science, Biomedical Physics for Health Sciences, Current trend, technology and issues in healthcare management, Pathophysiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Psychology for Health Sciences and Dissertation.

Students are required to pass Clinical Research Methodology before the commencement of project. Students will have a designated supervisor who is a member of academic staff with research expertise in the student’s area of study. At the end of work completion, students are expected to submit their Master’s dissertation for examination and attend a defence for their thesis.






1.5 Years (full-time)
2 Years (part-time)


Research Focus Areas

Master of Health Sciences is an advanced degree in the area of Health Science which focuses on research, administration and leadership in delivery of healthcare. The programme aims to provide graduates with the advanced knowledge and practice in health sciences to deal with the increased complexity in the field of health sciences towards developing healthcare professionals who are competent with a holistic approach in managing scientific issues and concerns in health-related areas.

To be in line with the departmental mission and vision, we undertake research in FOUR key focus areas.

  1. Active and Healthy Living
  2. Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  3. Healthcare Professionalism and Management
  4. Social and Mental Health


Research Clusters/Groups

  • Healthy Ageing: Exploring approaches to maintain seniors’ health and active living
  • Cancers: Discovering biomarkers and pathways in detection and prevention of colorectal, NPC, liver cancer
  • Chronic Non-communicable Diseases : Surveillance of hypertension, diabetes mellitus
  • Immune & Autoimmune Diseases: Improving diagnosis and treatment outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis and immune-related diseases
  • Cognitive & Mental Health: Understanding mental health in chronic dialysis and hypertensive patients, resilience towards cyber bullying and impacts of social media on relationship among working adults
  • Infectious Diseases: Gaining better understanding in promoting health and preventing death in chronic hepatitis B, respiratory viruses and other infectious diseases
  • Radiation Biology: Harnessing radiation technology for improvement in healthcare


Areas of Research

  • Ageing health
  • Biomarker discovery for cancers
  • Counselling psychology
  • Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases
  • Immunity and health
  • Social and mental health
  • Natural products, peptide and therapeutics development
  • Radiation biology and dosimetry
  • Surveillance and health promotion for noncommunicable diseases


Entry Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Health and Medical Sciences with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Sunway University Senate; or
  • A Bachelor's degree in Health and Medical Sciences or equivalent with a minimu CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor's degree in Health and Medical Sciences or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field


Specific Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Medium of instruction of previous degree in English or proof of competence in English language


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