Master in Medical Science


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

(a) The following documents must be completed and signed if necessary:
i) One (1) Passport-sized Photograph

  •  Please write the name at the back of the photograph
  •  Passport size photo must be in sky blue background and the measurement must be 3.5cm x 5.0cm

ii) Postgraduate Application Form

iii) Research statement/proposal (details are described in the application form)

iv) A recent copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

v) Scholarship application form including one (1) page personal statement to support a request for a scholarship (if applicable).

(b) The following true copies of documents must be certified:
i) Passport (all pages including blank pages - for International Students) or Identity Card (for Malaysian Students)

ii) English Language Qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/MUET/Others for International Applicants only)

iii) Academic Qualifications/Results (Certificates and Complete Transcripts) (Degree/Others that are Certified)

(c) Two (2) academic references. These should be from academic lecturers under whose tutelage you would have been at some point during the duration of your undergraduate degree. The references must be signed and dated within the last 24 months and should be written with regards to your academic skills and your ability to successfully complete the programme. The references will have to be sent from an official email address within the referees’ institutions or on the letter-heads bearing the institutions’ names.

Documents from (a) to (c) are to be sent to the correspondence address or email addresses below. Documents will be processed once the application is complete. / OR
Postgraduate Administrator
School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences
Sunway University
No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia


Scholarship Information

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