MSc in Life Sciences
JPT/BPP(U) (N/545/7/0034/ FA4534) 03/19


About The Programme

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)


Career Prospects

  • Biochemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Immunologist
  • Physiologist
  • Academia / Science Educator 
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Product Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Quality Control Specialist


Dual Degree Awarded by

Lancaster University

Programme Structure

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.

Students will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialisation.

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

  • Cancer Biology & Herapeutics
  • Ecology & Conservation
  • Neurobiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobials
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Cell Biology
  • Virology

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.


English Requirements

TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)



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