Master in Medical Science Sunway University
Master in Medical Science is a research-based program for students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in medical science or a related field. It aims to nurture students with holistic approaches including opportunities for national or international collaborations, specialized training courses (seminars, workshops, etc), and a rich clinical research experience.
All research students are required to undertake two modules. The two modules are listed below:
- Clinical Research Methodology - the taught course and students are required to pass this module before the commencement of the project. Students will have a designated supervisor who is a member of the academic staff with research expertise in the student’s area of study.
- Thesis - at the end of work completion, students are expected to submit their Master’s thesis for examination and attend a defense for their thesis.
January and July
2 Years (full-time)
3 Years (part-time)
Research Focus Areas
Medical science studies the biological mechanism underlying the function of the human body, with an emphasis on the 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.
To be in line with the departmental mission and vision, we undertake research in 4 key focus areas.
Improve the knowledge of diseases and understand the underlying causes, molecular pathways, and genes involved in the disease. This fundamental knowledge of disease can then be used to develop diagnostic methods.
Therapy and Cures
Explore the use of modern technologies or natural resources to address diseases and any other medical challenges. It can be a “proof of concept” study or a prototyping approach.
Determine the pattern of distribution and effects of the disease in the community so that the future occurrence of the disease can be prevented. Observational studies can be used to study distribution and analytical studies are used to study the effects of the disease.
Promote human health and subsequently life satisfaction for all at all ages. We measure, analyze and manage well-being in response to uncertainty and with respect to aging, nutrition, climate change, and physical, mental, and social health.
Areas of Research
- Behavioral Health
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cholesterol Problems
- Cell Biology
- Counseling Psychology
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Physics
- Molecular Biology
- Nuclear Medicine
- Nutrition Science
- Primary Care Geriatrics
- Tissue Engineering
- Sales Executive
- Product Specialist
- Application specialist
- Laboratory manager
- Medical technologist
- Medical journalist
Scholarships and Funding
Criteria: Sunway Graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for Master's or Doctoral degree programs.
- Master by research ---- Full-time ---- 30% tuition fee waiver
Criteria: CGPA ≥ 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent)
- Master by research ---- Full-time ---- 60% tuition fee waiver
*Bursary is only offered to Sunway graduates from Sunway Education Group higher education institutions.
**Scholarship is open to Sunway and non-Sunway graduates