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A degree in pharmacy will prepare you for a career in research, industry or a hospital or community pharmacy. The degree in pharmacy develops naturally from the pre-university subjects of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.


It takes four years to complete and upon graduation, you will have to take on another year of further training, with a recognised institution that is listed with the Malaysia Pharmacy Board (MPB), the national pharmacy registration body. Once you have registered with MPB, you can work as a pharmacist in Malaysia.

Subject Focus


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • MUET

University Level

  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Research Methodology & Statistics
  • Pharmacology & Biochemistry
  • Communication Skill
  • Pharmaceutical Management & Marketing
  • Respiratory, Renal, Blood Systems, Cardiovascular System and Therapy
  • Applied Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Therapeutics
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

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Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Lecturer
  • Research Officer
  • Postgraduate studies (Masters; PhD)

Entry Level: RM 2,500 to RM 3,600Professional: RM 4,500 to RM 8,500

Job Demand

In Malaysia: Pharmacists are one of the most important tasks for health service in Malaysia. Pharmacists play a role in designing, implementing and managing the activities of management, clinical practice, law enforcement, the quality, research and analysis with respect to the medicine. Pharmacist is increasingly an important role in the development of the country and the world today.

The Ministry is in need for more Pharmacists who’re efficient, dynamic, willing to accept the challenge and ready to serve the country and society regardless of time and place.

Overseas: In countries like Ireland, United States, New Zealand, Sweden and Singapore, there is a big demand for pharmacist. According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), demand for pharmacists in the United States is set to continue until 2018. In Ireland, additional places have been added to university courses, and both public and private employers have begun to advertise vacant positions internationally. Pharmacists are also in demand in New Zealand and the number of those being employed in the sector continues to rise each year.

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