Programme Offered

UTAR offers a comprehensive range of programmes which may be completed by coursework or research or a combination of both. The major aims of the postgraduate programmes are to provide personal enrichment and enhanced employment opportunities via the development of advanced competencies and expertise, both in soft and hard areas, acquired in a rich and innovative learning environment.

Programme Master of Medical Science Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science)
Structure by Research
Full Time
Normal 2 years 3 years
Maximum 4 years 6 years
Part Time
Normal 3 years 4 years
Maximum 6 years 8 years
Classes Conducted Sungai Long Campus
Programme Structure 2 Compulsory modules (6 credit hours)

+ Dissertation

2 Compulsory modules (7 credit hours)

+ Thesis

Entry Requirements (1) a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours and CGPA of 2.75 or a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.75 and above, in a related field from UTAR; or

(2) a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours and CGPA of 2.50 and above but less than 2.75 or a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.50 and above but less than 2.75, in a related field from UTAR and subjected to rigorous assessment; or

(3) a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours and CGPA of 2.00 and above but less than 2.50 or a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.00 and above but less than 2.50, in a related field from UTAR, show evidence of at least five (5) years of relevant working or research experience and subjected to rigorous assessment; or

(4) any other academic qualifications equivalent to (1), (2) or (3) from another recognised University, as approved by the Senate.

(a) A  Master’s Degree from UTAR and shows evidence  of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate;
or(b) A Master’s Degree of another  university or equivalent qualification from an institution as approved by Senate and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experience to satisfaction of Senate;
or(c) Any other qualifications equivalent to (a) or (b) from as approved by the Senate.