MSc in Medical & Health Sciences

Application Dates
Applications Open
1 Mar 2018
Course Overview
Masters (Research)
Tuition Fees
First semester (Malaysian Ringgit) Local - 7,500 International - 12,850
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Full Time: 1 - 4 Years Part Time: 2 - 6 Years
Prior Study
Bachelor degree
Graduation Results
2.99 and lower (Pass)
Study Field

Course outline

  • This course is primarily research based

The areas of expertise of the IMU faculty are as follows: IMU academic staff members who supervise the research candidates have wellestablished reputations nationally and internationally in their areas of expertise. These senior faculty take part in international conferences and are in touch with key researchers form other countries.

  • Environmental Health
  • Human and Medical Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer/Oncology
  • Molecular Biology/Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Community Health
  • Building-Related Illnesses
  • Microbiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Psychology (Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Criminal Psychology)

IMU academic staff members who supervise the research candidates have well-established reputations nationally and internationally in their areas of expertise. These senior faculty take part in international conferences and are in touch with key researchers form other countries.


  • School of Postgraduate Studies


  • IMU Main Campus, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia 

Fees breakdown

Effective 2016, there will be a 15% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees for all IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate study and meet the eligibility criteria.

Local Student:

Cost of a semester - RM 5, 500
Cost of examination - RM 2, 000

International student:

Cost of a semester - RM 10, 750
Cost of examination - RM 2, 100

Entry requirement

Applicants are required to have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.


Applicants with the appropriate experience will be given priority of selection

English language requirement 

International applicants are required to have either of the following:

  • IELTS of a score of 5.0
  • Cambridge English: Advanced of a score of 160
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency of a score of 180
  • Pearson Test of English of a score of 36
  • TOEFL (PBT)of a score of 410 - 413
  • TOEFL (iBT) of a score of 34

Application process

There is a processing fee required to be paid to the university upon applying for a course in IMU.
For the medicine and dentistry programmes, in addition to the academic qualifications, IMU requires all candidates to attend an oral interview, which is designed to provide us with further insight about the candidates, before a final decision of the selection is made.

International student matters

International students who wish to study in a Malaysian institution must apply for a Student Pass before entering Malaysia. Conversion of a Social Pass (Tourist Pass) is STRICTLY not allowed. Student Pass application takes 8 weeks for approval. This duration is just an estimation and it is dependent on EMGS and Immigration Department. Upon receiving the Letter of Offer, students must ensure that they accept the offer before the deadline by making payment for the necessary tuition fee and visa application fee as stated in the letter. Also, we advise that all documents are sent to us three (3) months before the intake date. It is important that you follow the guidelines strictly to avoid delays in your visa application. The University holds no responsibility for late submission. Please visit deeper details.

Important documents to be noted:

  1. Student Pass / Visa processing fee of RM2,500; fee is paid to EMGS (non-refundable) via IMU.
  2. Completed Pre-Arrival Medical Health Examination Report.
  3. 6 passport-size photographs (white background – size 3.5cm X 4.5cm).
  4. 2 photocopies of passport (ALL pages including blank pages. Passport copies should be clear and printed on single-sided A4 paper).
  5. Please ensure that your passport has a validity of at least 18 months from intake date.

Additional notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as a Muslim majority country, it is advisable for international students to understand our country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage to find out local and international opportunities. 
  6. Encourage to visit for deeper and more information.




  • No.126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,Bukit Jalil,57000 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia


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