Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedicine


Get involved in the healthcare sector with this medically-orientated degree. Our biomedicine degree provides an ideal platform for careers in biology and biomedicine, including further postgraduate study.

Biomedicine is a branch of medical science that deals with the development of diagnostic modalities and treatments for current and emerging threats to human health. This programme imparts the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetics which are important for modern medicine and public health.

Graduates will develop fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication which are invaluable in understanding the global health trends and biomedical research advances.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University. 

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January, April, September
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Academia
  • Medical/Diagnostic laboratory technicians
  • Clinical research scientists
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Government healthcare policy maker
  • Medical and pharmaceutical product specialists
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM39,800
    for Malaysian students
  • USD9,083
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Basic Biochemistry
Basic Biostatistics
Basic Genetics
Cell Biology
Clinical Chemistry
Communication Skills
English for Life Sciences
Ethics in Healthcare Science
General Microbiology
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology

Year 2

Community Service for Planetary Health
Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills
Epidemiology & Public Health
Human Molecular Genetics
Integrity & Anti-Corruption
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Microbiology
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Research & Publications

Electives (Choose 1 in Year 2)

Instrumental Analysis
Medical Entomology

Year 3

Clinical Biochemistry Practice
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Histology and Cytology
Molecular Diagnostics
Parasitology & Virology
Research Project

Electives (Choose 1 in Year 3)

Current Topics in Biomedical Science
Pharmaceutical Technology

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Critical Thinking


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
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Entry Requirements


Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)


Minimum 12 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects).
Biomedicine programme requires minimum of Grade D in two of the following subjects; Biology, Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry.

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.30

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Specific Requirements


For Biology with Psychology and Medical Biotechnology
Possess SPM or its equivalent with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject

For Biomedicine Programme
2 principals in two of the following subjects at STPM/Pre-University/Matriculation level in: Biology, Physics/Mathematics or Chemistry)

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119)Credit B3
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Note: For Malaysian students entering using an entry qualification whereby the medium of instruction is not in English, MQA requires the student to possess a MUET or international English proficiency qualification in order to register for the programme.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

MyBrainSc Scholarship

The scholarship is now open to all Malaysian who are currently or will be studying full-time in this programme.

Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit their applications for the MyBrainSc Scholarship online before or by 30th April 2023.

For more information about the scholarship, kindly contact Norlela Abdul Rahman (@email).

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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