Top 5 Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia 2020

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What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and providing additional clinical services. Pharmacist carry out research and study on newly drugs to ensure the safe, effective and affordable use of drugs. Once the drug is approved, companies from pharmaceutical industries will manufacture and mass produce the drug. 

Joining pharmaceutical courses will take 4-years of study, learning the fundamentals of chemistry and drugs as well as tackling numerous clinical subjects.

What skills do you need to be a Pharmacist?

Good in Chemistry and Biology

In order to become Pharmacist, you will need to understand the basics of chemistry and biology as well as interested in human biology. The drugs developed are mostly used on humans, therefore, you will need to know the effects and risks that the drug may pose to the human body. Mathematics is also one of the essential elements for pharmacist, a lot of calculations will be involved in developing a new drug and run test.

Interested in Drug Innovations

Drugs and Medicine plays a major role in protecting our health from infection and sickness. It often require extensive clinical trials, study and research in order to ensure it safe to consume for the general public. If you are into drug development, this course is suitable for you.

An Analytical Mind

Analytical thinking is a vital element of visual thinking that gives one the skill to solve issues quickly and effectively. Pharmacist will need an analytical mind to measure and evaluate the result, generate hypotheses and achieve it in the end.

Subjects for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Pharmaceutical courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (4-Years)
    • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and
    • STPM/A-Level: Grades BBB/ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics), with B in Chemistry
    • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of 75 ATAR and Score B in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Physics; or
  • UEC: 5Bs, with B4 in Biology & Chemistry, B5 in Physics/Mathematics); or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 3.50
  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 3.00 with B in Chemistry.
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmacist
  • Research Officer
  • Pharmacy sales person
  • Pharmacy entrepreneur
  • Clinical trainer

1. Monash University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
General Intake: February
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM202,000

2. University of Nottingham

Campus: Semeyih, Selangor

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM180,000

3. Taylor University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM164,900

4. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM120,000

5. Mahsa University

Campus: Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM85,900

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