Bachelor On Campus

Biomedical Science

University of Malaya

48 months
7200 USD/year
4700 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Science Programme at University of Malaya spans a minimum period of 4 years. Initially, students are provided with a broad based knowledge of basic medical sciences, allowing students the chance to acquire basic medical laboratory skills. 


Subsequently students proceed to the specific study of medical laboratory disciplines of their own choice: Anatomic Pathology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Physiology and Pharmacology.

University of Malaya students will learn the principles underlying the various analytical methods and investigatory procedures used in laboratory medicine, and obtain practical training to consolidate theoretical instruction. In addition, instruction is provided on research methodologies as students will be carrying out research projects of their own design during final year.

Career Opportunity

Successful graduates in Biomedical Science should be able to assume responsible positions in the following situations:

(1) as part of a healthcare team that is concerned with the care of patients and/or with basic and applied clinical research; 

       Example: 1. Medical Lab Scientist

                       2. Research Officer

                       3. Science Officer

                       4. Research Assistant

                       5. Insurance Company Underwriter


(2) as part of a research team in allied medical disciplines, in food and pharmaceutical industries, in public health, and in biotechnology. 

       Example: 1. Product Specialist in medical-related industries

                       2. QC Analyst

                       3. Medical Representative

                       4. Personal Healthcare Advisor

                       5. Biomedical Technologist

Career opportunities are wide ranging and include employment in clinical laboratory service departments, teaching institutions, and research centres in public as well as private sectors. Post-graduate training is strongly encouraged, either within the country or abroad, all towards attaining the goal of heightening the quality of science and medicine

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethnic Relations
  • English for Communication Programme
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Biochemistry for Biomedical Science
  • Fundamental Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Laboratory Mathematics for Biomedical Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


136 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above or
  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00. 
  •  Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2350 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • Local student: RM9,700.00

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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