Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biochemistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) programme is an interdisciplinary course of chemistry and biology in the study of molecular life, structure and role processes in all life forms. With the expanding role of science at the molecular level, the programme has great application to all areas of life – from agriculture to medicine.

Students are exposed to the most up-to-date knowledge ranging from topics in basic biochemistry to cutting-edge technology employed in protein analysis, molecular biology and proteomics and biochemical toxicology.

The curriculum has been carefully designed and regularly reviewed to enable students to acquire a strong understanding of the basic principles underlying metabolism and regulatory mechanisms. The programme is excellent preparation for students in biochemistry research and professional work, enabling them to manage the challenges of the times.

This programme is a major in Biochemistry. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Biochemist Technician
  • Entomologist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmaceutical Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Toxicologist

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Professional Morals and Ethics
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I)
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper II)
  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • The Origin and Fundamentals of Science
  • Science, Culture and Religion
  • Science and Current Society
  • Biostatistics / Statistics
  • Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry I&II
  • Biochemistry of Protein and Enzyme
  • Biology Practical I&II
  • Pharmacology
  • DNA Recombinant Technology
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Quantitative Biochemistry
  • Food Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Hormone Biochemistry and Metabolic Control
  • Advanced Enzimology
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Insect Biochemistry
  • Toxicology Biochemistry and Detoxification
  • Molecular Sequencing Analysis
  • Biochemistry of Lipid and Glycerol
  • Physiological and Medical Biochemistry
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Pesticides Toxicology
  • Applied Industrial Biochemistry
  • Neurochemistry
  • Membrane Biochemistry and Signal Transduction
  • Topics in Biochemistry
  • Industrial Training in Biochemistry

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Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4118
Fax: +6(03)7967 4178