Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree with Honors CGPA 3.0 and above or equivalent in the relevant field.
Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
A. Having relevant work experience; or
B. Produce publications in related fields; or
C. is a recipient of a scholarship; or
D. is a graduate of the University of Malaya; or
E. is a government servants
Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (1) (A) to (E) above
For international students, candidates are required to have TOEFL results at least 550 or IELTS at least Band 5.5
The first session of the biological sciences at University of Malaya started in May 1959 and since then transformed from the humble two departments to the multidisciplinary Institute of today. The changes within the biological sciences reflect current global trends in research evolving away from basic disciplines of botany and zoology. Nevertheless, the Institute is still documenting and unravelling the rich biodiversity available in our tropical ecosystems. This is because fundamental sciences form the baseline for biotechnology and information science. The Institute ‘s philosophy is to keep up with the latest advances in Science and at the same time not losing sight of the need for basic studies on our rich biodiversity. More changes are to be expected within the next few years to ensure that the study of biological sciences in the University of Malaya is geared to meet future challenges. Currently the Institute has 98 academic staff, 134 support staff and 341 postgraduate students in the Institute, making it the largest institute within the University.
For more information, go to https://www.um.edu.my/academics/master/science/master-of-science-(biotechnology) for more insights about Master of Science (Biotechnology) course.