Master of Medical Science in Public Health

(N/0912/7/0004)11/29 (MQA/PSA16164) 

Programme Details

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
The programme educational objectives of this programme are as follows:
  • Graduates who use their practical and analytical skills to contribute to the development in public health and to the well-being of society.
  • Graduates who are ethical, professional in their conduct and effective in communication.
  • Graduates who are engaged in life-long learning and continued professional development.
  • Graduate who can contribute to national and global development through teaching, learning and research.
Programme Learning Outcome (PLO)
Upon the completion of the programme, the students will be able to:
  • PLO1: Demonstrate mastery of knowledge on scientific principles underlying public health practice.
  • PLO2: Generate solutions to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills in the formulation of public health policies and programmes.
  • PLO3: Apply practical skills in analysing, evaluating and interpreting data and information related to public health.
  • PLO4: Conduct experimental and/or field activities related to societal issues.
  • PLO5: Communicate effectively with communities in the dissemination of information related to public health issues.
  • PLO6: Demonstrate independence, leadership, and teamwork with the society, peers, and stakeholders, in the management and delivery of health programmes.
  • PLO7: Manage information for life-long learning and continuous professional development.
  • PLO8: Demonstrate cognisance of sustainable practice in research and respect for the relevant legal and ethical principles, professional code of conduct, and cultural/religious                                  sensitivities.

Intake      : May 2024
Duration        : Full Time : Min 1 years - Max 4 years
Indicative Fees        : Local: RM19,410.00
  International : RM31,600.00
Study Method    : Conventional with Blended Learning (physical and online            lectures)  

Entry Requirement

Academic Requirement
1. A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and above or equivalent as approved by the Senate; or
2. A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields with CGPA of 2.00 and above but less than CGPA of 2.75, or equivalent as approved by the Senate subject to rigorous internal assessment.
3.Candidates without a Bachelor’s degree in the related fields or relevant working experience must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by UTAR and meet the minimum CGPA set out in (1) to (2).
Language Requirement
IELTS : 5.0 (CEFR Level B1) 
TOEFL iBT Score : 40 - 45 
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests : 154 - 159 (High B1 Level in CEFR)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) : 47 - 50
MUET Band 3.5    
Note : For non-medical graduates, the related field must be from the Science or Health Sciences; for medical graduates, a recognized medical degree by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), Malaysia.