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Biomedical Science

University of Malaya

48 months
7092 USD/year
4704 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Science programme of the 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.

Students of the Biomedical Science programme of the University of Malaya 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:

  • Basic Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry for Biomedical Science
  • Fundamental Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Laboratory Mathematics for Biomedical Science
  • Essential Medical Microbiology for Biomedical Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Obtained a National Higher School Certificate at the level of GCE A - Level or its equivalent with a minimum of one (1) grade
  • A and two (2) grade B (ABB) in three (3) of these following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics
  • Obtained ONE of the English Language Proficiency qualifications
  • Satisfactory outcome in an interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3546 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2352 USD per semester during 48 months.

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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