Master of Bioinformatics

Master of Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a new, exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that combines mathematical, statistical, computer science and information technology methods to solve life science-based problems. Advances in experimental technologies have produced huge amounts of data. Therefore, managing and extracting useful information from these sources are important if we are to discover new knowledge to advance our understanding of the living world.

In MBioinformatics degree programme, students will receive broad training in fundamental areas of bioinformatics, thus allowing them to perform independent research or contribute as a bioinformatics specialist in a research team. Master of Bioinformatics by coursework programme is designed to address the growing need for professionals with an educational background that blends biology with computer sciences and information technology. The combination of skills is needed in the Bioinformatics   industry as well as advanced life science-based industries such as biotechnology and biomedical research. The programme also prepares students for career advancement and further study at the PhD level.

Entry Requirements
  • 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:
    1. Having relevant work experience; or
    2. Produce publications in related fields; or
    3. is a recipient of a scholarship; or
    4. is a graduate of the University of Malaya; or
    5. is a government servant
  • 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
Language Requirements
Course Structure
Programme Fee

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:

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