• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences programme at Taylor's University provides rigorous research training in a range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the success of modern pharmaceutical scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, government, and academia. 


Taught in a highly multidisciplinary atmosphere, our graduates gain the knowledge and skills required for research related to human health and disease, as well as for the design, development and delivery of medications for safe and effective therapy.

Who should join this Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences programme at Taylor's University?

  • Postgraduate pharmacists or chemists working in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Postgraduates working in the biotechnology and food industries.
  • Postgraduates with a background in pharmaceutical/ biological sciences working in the government or private healthcare sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applicants are advised to submit their application at least 8 weeks (2 months) prior to the commencement date of the intake to avoid any unnecessary delay in the admission process.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 – 6 years

    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 – 8 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Key Research Areas

  • At Taylor’s University, we believe research can help shape the future. 
  • Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Master’s Degree in Pharmacy

  • Master’s degree in Pharmacy / relevant science discipline

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree with min. CGPA 3.67 and registered as a Masters candidate and achieve outstanding performance in research and conversion assessment with Senate’s approval

Equivalent Qualifications

  • Any other equivalent qualifications which is recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16891 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10077 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Approximate Total Full Time Fees (Local Students): RM 42,300


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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