Bachelor On Campus

Pharmacy (Hons)

University of Malaya

48 months
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The objective of the Pharmacy (Hons) programme of the University of Malaya is to produce pharmacists who are competent, possess professional skill together with high ethical standards and are well trained in delivery of Pharmaceutical Care.


Programme Philosophy

The Pharmacy (Hons) programme of the University of Malaya holds true to the following philosophy, which is in line with the nation’s requirements:
  • The programme offers a broad-based curriculum and training with opportunities for specialisation. The programme supports evidence-based practices and consists of dynamic characteristics with room for future advancement

Programme Principles

In line with the programme philosophy, the programme offered is based on the following principles:

  • The basic training given is broad-based and encompasses all aspects of the pharmacy practice, from pharmaceutical sciences to its application in the field of clinical pharmacy.
  • The programme utilises interactive teaching methods and incorporates evidence-based practices in an effort to promote critical thinking and analysis in all the taught disciplines.
  • The education provided is dynamic and farsighted to equip the graduates to face current and future challenges.
  • Emphasis is given on basic communication and thinking skills as well as the benefits of modern communication technology.
  • The training encompasses the importance of patient/customer-oriented therapy as well as uses a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver effective and efficient healthcare services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Drug Action and Discovery
  • Microbiology and Parasitology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


138 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a GCE A-Level with at least ONE (1) Grade A and TWO (2) Grade B in Biology, Chemistry or Physics / Mathematics; AND
  • Pass SPM, inclusive of at least Grade B in English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, and ONE (1) another subject; AND
  • A minimum of Band 3 in MUET*; AND
  • Pass the interview conducted by the faculty; AND
  • Certified healthy from serious physical disabilities, mental illness and infectious diseases (exceptions may be granted to candidates with corrective physical disabilities and/or do not prevent candidates from carrying out clinical activities required by medical practitioners).

Tuition Fee

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.


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