This postgraduate research programme will provide you with the opportunity to conduct original research, which extends the frontiers of knowledge in a specialised area of your choice in Life Sciences.
The programme provides advanced knowledge of, and training in, research methods that will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills as researchers, practitioners and administrators in many fields of life sciences and assist you in obtaining employment in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industry.
The MSc in Life Sciences is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.
January, March, June & August
2 Years (full-time)
3 Years (part-time)
The MSc in Life Sciences consists of one taught module and one thesis. Students will be required to complete one taught module, namely Research Methodology, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing this module, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.
Bachelor’s Degree A Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences (e.g. Medical Biotech, Biomedicine, etc) or a related field; with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent
Other Qualifications Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis
TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
FOR INTERNATIONAL/MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
a) The following documents must be completed and signed if necessary:
i) Five (5) Passport-sized Photographs
ii) Postgraduate Application Form
iii) Research StatementThe statement should be approximately one page and should briefly describe the research question that the applicant has discussed with his/her future MSc supervisor.
iv) Curriculum Vitae (CV)
v) Scholarship Application Form
A one page personal statement to support a request for a scholarship.
b) The following true copies of documents must be certified :
i) Passport (all pages including blank pages — for International students)/Identity Card(for Malaysian students)
ii) English Language Qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/MUET/Others) — for International students
iii) Academic Qualifications/Results (Certificates and Complete Transcripts)(Degree/Master’s Degree/Others)
c) 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’ organisations. 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 the MSc coordinator Ms Koh Lay Ai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hardcopies documents from a) to c) are to be sent to the correspondence address as below. Documents will be processed once the application is complete.
Faculty of Science and Technology
No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia