Master of Science (Biotechnology)

by | Feb 21, 2019

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The Master of Science (Biotechnology) first session of the biological sciences at University of Malaya started in May 1959 and since then transformed from the humble two departments to the multidisciplinary Institute of today. The changes within the biological sciences reflect current global trends in research evolving away from basic disciplines of botany and zoology. Nevertheless, the Institute is still documenting and unravelling the rich biodiversity available in our tropical ecosystems. This is because fundamental sciences form the baseline for biotechnology and information science. The Institute ‘s philosophy is to keep up with the latest advances in Science and at the same time not losing sight of the need for basic studies on our rich biodiversity. More changes are to be expected within the next few years to ensure that the study of biological sciences in the University of Malaya is geared to meet future challenges. Currently the Institute has 98 academic staff, 134 support staff and 341 postgraduate students in the Institute, making it the largest institute within the University.

Course Name

  • Research Methodology in Biotechnology
  • Microbial Technology and Production
  • Plant and Animal Breeding
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Current Issues and Technology in Biotechnology

Elective Courses

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Principles of Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biotechnology in Food Production

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