Master in Medical Science

School of Science and Technology


About The Programme

Master in Medical Science is a research-based programme for students who graduate from a bachelor’s degree in medical science or a related field. It aims to nurture students with holistic approaches including the opportunities for national or international collaborations, the specialised training courses (seminar, workshops, etc), and a rich clinical research experience.

All research students are required to undertake two modules. The two modules are as listed below:

Clinical Research Methodology - the taught course and students are required to pass this module 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.

Thesis - at the end of work completion, students are expected to submit their Master’s thesis for examination and attend a defence for their thesis.




January, March, June & September



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


Research Focus Areas

Medical science studies the biological mechanism underlying the function of human body, with the emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Research coverage of medical science is very broad and it ranges from the basic biology to oncology; chemistry to pharmacology; and physics to radiotherapy.

To be in line with the departmental mission and vision, we undertake research in 4 key focus areas.

Improve the knowledge of diseases and understand the underlying causes, the molecular pathways and their genes involved in the disease. This fundamental knowledge of disease can then be used to develop the diagnostic methods.
Explore the use of modern technologies or natural resources to address the diseases and any other medical challenges. It can be a “proof of concept” study or a prototyping approach.


Determine the pattern of distribution and effects of disease in community so that the future occurrence of disease can be prevented. Observational studies can be used to study distribution and analytical studies are used to study effects of disease.
Promote human health and subsequently life satisfaction for all at all ages. We measure, analyse and manage well being in response to uncertainty and with respect to ageing, nutrition, climate change, physical, mental and social health.


Areas of Research

  • Aging
  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol Problems
  • Cell Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hypertension
  • Immunology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nutrition Science
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Primary Care Geriatrics
  • Radiation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Virology


Entry Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Sunway University Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences or equivalent with a minimum 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 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

Any of the following:

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Cambridge English (First)  75+
Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67


For International/Malaysian Applicants

English is the medium of instruction of previous degree for candidates from universities in non-English speaking countries outside Malaysia.


Application Procedure

  1. Candidates can download the application form here 
  2. If you are busy with work and unable come to campus for registration, candidates can email to the scanned copy of the application form and academic transcripts to enable us to gauge eligibility to enrol for this programme & we will issue a conditional offer – subject to verification of original documents.
  3. You are required to bring and submit the certified true copy during orientation to the Registry. If the applicant has submitted their certified true copy of documents and met the entry requirement, an offer without conditions will be issued.
  4. For International/Malaysian students, all application forms are to be attached with the following documents:
  • Sun-U Postgraduate Application form
  • Research statement - The statement should briefly describe the research question that the applicant has discussed with his/her future MSc/PhD supervisor.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Scholarship Application form (if any)
  • One (1) Passport-sized photographs (Passport size photos must be in white background and the measurement must be 3.5cm x 5.0 cm)
  • 2 Reference Letters (preferably, one academic and one professional)
  • *Please nominate TWO (2) referees who can provide reference letters about your suitability to undertake the programme (preferably, one academic and one professional). The letters must be printed on the letterhead of the respective referees’ organizations. Each referee is requested to seal and send the hardcopy of the letter to the correspondence address as stated below. Alternatively, referees may email a scan of the letter directly to
  • Letter from Sponsor (if applicable)

The following true copies of documents must be certified:

  • Copy of Passport (all pages including blank pages - for international students) / Identity Card (NRIC) (for Malaysian students)
  • English Language qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/MUET/Others) - for International students
  • Academic qualifications/results (certificates and complete transcripts) (Degree/Master Degree/Others)   
  1. Minimum payment of RM700 (Enrolment Fee) or full payment (For those who only made payment for enrolment fee, balance of fees will be have to be paid before or on the orientation day) 

  1. Payment can be made online 


Scholarship Information

For postgraduate scholarship information, please click here.



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