Master in Medical Science


The Master in Medical Science is a research-based programme for students who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree in medical science or a related field and wish to develop research capabilities in the field. It aims to nurture students with holistic approaches and includes opportunities for national or international collaborations, specialised training activities (seminars, workshops, etc), and a rich clinical research experience.

Medical science studies the biological mechanisms underlying the function of human body, with the emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Research coverage of medical science is very broad and it ranges from basic biology to oncology; chemistry to pharmacology; and physics to radiotherapy.

In line with the departmental mission and vision, we undertake research in 4 key focus areas:


To improve the knowledge of diseases and understand the underlying causes, the molecular pathways and the genes involved in disease. This fundamental knowledge of disease can then be used to develop diagnostic methods.


To explore the use of modern technologies or natural resources to address diseases and any other medical challenges. This includes “proof of concept” studies or prototyping approaches.


To determine the pattern of distribution and effects of disease in the community so that the future occurrence of disease can be prevented. Observational studies can be used to study distributions and analytical studies are used to study the effects of disease.


To promote human health and subsequently life satisfaction for all at all ages. We measure, analyse and manage well being in response to uncertainty and with respect to ageing, nutrition, climate change, physical, mental and social health.

Rolling Intake
2 Years (full-time)
3 Years (part-time)
Career Prospects
  • Lecturer/Medical Educator
  • Researcher
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Scientific/Medical Writer
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Health Informatic Provider
  • Medical Device Specialist
  • Public Health Policy Maker
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM50,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD11,730
    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

All research students are required to undertake two modules. The two modules are as listed below:

Clinical Research Methodology

This is a taught course and students are required to pass this module before the commencement of project. Students will have a designated supervisor who is a member of academic staff with research expertise in the student’s area of study.


At the end of work completion, students are expected to submit their Master’s thesis for examination and attend a defence for their thesis. 

Areas of Research

The School has a dedicated team of Supervisors with expertise in areas of research including (but not limited to):

Aging and Geriatrics
Cardiovascular Research
Communicable Diseases
Genomics and Precision Medicine
Non-communicable Diseases
Public Health and Organisational Health
Student studying

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Sunway University Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  • An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-7) (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

English Language Requirements

Any of the following:
  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
For International/Malaysian Applicants
  • English is the medium of instruction of previous degree for candidates from universities in non-English speaking countries outside Malaysia.

Application Procedure

Applicants will be required to submit the following documents:

  1. Sunway Postgraduate Application Form
  2. Research Statement - The statement should briefly describe the research question(s) that the applicant has discussed with his/her future MSc/PhD supervisor.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Scholarship Application Form (if any)
  5. One (1) Passport-sized photographs (Passport size photos must be in white background and the measurement must be 3.5cm x 5.0 cm)
  6. Reference Letters 
  7. In addition, the following true copies of documents must be certified:
  8. Copy of Passport (all pages including blank pages - for international students) / Identity Card (NRIC) - for Malaysian students)
  9. English Language qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/Others) - for International Students
  10. Academic qualifications/results (certificates and complete transcripts) (Degree/Master Degree/Others)

All documents are to be sent to the contact/s stated below. 

Research Proposal

The research proposal should comprise between 1,000 and 1,500 words (excluding references), and covers the following structure:

  1. An appropriate title for the research project (designated supervisor if known)
  2. Introduction and justification of the study, which includes:
    • Research background
    • Problem statement
    • Research objective(s)
    • Research question(s)/hypothesis
  3. Literature review
  4. Research methodology
  5. Proposed research schedule
  6. List of references


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Contact Information

Programme Leader
Dr Chook Jack Bee
Email: [email protected]

Programme Administrator
Ms. Nurul Huda Abdul Rahman
Email: @email

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Available

Eligibility Criteria for Bursary or Scholarship


Programme: Master by Research and PhD  
Mode of study: Full-time  
Financial Support:

  • Master by Research: 30% tuition fee waiver 
  • PhD: 50% tuition fee waiver 

Award Criteria: Sunway graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the Master by Research or PhD programmes


Programme: Master by Research and PhD  
Mode of study: Full-time  
Financial Support:

  • Master by Research: 60% tuition fee waiver 
  • PhD: 100% tuition fee waiver 

Award Criteria: Sunway graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the Master by Research or PhD programmes. CGPA >= 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent)


Programme: Master by Research and PhD  
Mode of study: Full-time  
Financial Support:

  • Master by Research: Not eligible
  • PhD: 100% tuition fee waiver including registration and resource fees. Cost of living allowance of RM3,000 per month for 36 months

Award Criteria: Sunway graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the PhD programmes.  
CGPA >= 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent). One (1) published journal article indexed in WOS/Scopus as first or corresponding author. Eligible applicants will be interviewed, and Studentship awards will be given on a competitive basis

*Bursary is only offered to Sunway graduates from Sunway Education Group higher education institutions.  
**Scholarship is open to Sunway and non-Sunway graduates


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

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