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Medical Degree Programme 5+0 in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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The Perdana University PURCSI School of Medicine runs a five year undergraduate medical programme. The structure of the course can be seen in this diagram.

Structure of the Medical Degree Programme

The curriculum is divided into three cycles called Junior Cycle (JC), Intermediate Cycle (IC) and Senior Cycle (SC). Each cycle is taught over one, two or three semesters with the Senior Cycle being delivered over two years, Senior Cycle 1 (SC1) and Senior Cycle 2 (SC2).

Within each cycle, the content is delivered as modules which are largely based on the systems of the human body (systems-based). Each module integrates the biomedical and clinical sciences (integrated) and is defined by a series of learning outcomes (outcomes-focussed).

PU-RCSI employs a hybrid approach to teaching and learning, mixing traditional didactic teaching (lectures, tutorials etc.) with problem-based learning where appropriate.

The delivery of course objectives utilises a variety of teaching methods throughout the programmes, including traditional lectures;case based learning (where a clinical case is used to illustrate or contextualise learning); small group tutorials (both staff and student directed); practicals (e.g. anatomy dissection); computer assisted learning; bedside clinical teaching; grand rounds; shadowing;observation; skills workshops; tutorials; theatre attendance and ward attendance.

Assessments take place during a module (continuous) or at the end of module (summative) and take many forms including, multiple choice questions (MCQs), short answer written questions, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), practical exams, oral exams, team / individual projects and online assessments. Assessment modes are matched to the different types of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and attitudes) for each module.

The RCSI Medical Graduate Profile (MGP) is a list of the ‘exit’ outcomes that represents a shared understanding of knowledge, attitudes and skills that PU-RCSI medical graduates will possess on exit from the undergraduate medical program (click here for a copy of the MGP). These outcomes are grouped into five ‘level 1 ‘ themes’ which are ‘inter-woven’ throughout the course. These themes are:


Each of these themes is broken down into a number of level 2 outcomes which are in turn further broken down into a number of level 3 outcomes. Each level 3 outcome links to one or more module outcomes (level 4) in the taught curriculum which in turn link to multiple activity outcomes (level 5).

Learning Outcome

Students graduating from the PU-RCSI School of Medicine are conferred with the primary medical degrees of the National University of Ireland, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor in the Art of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO). In addition, they are awarded the historical licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (LRCP & SI).

The MB BCh BAO degrees are recognised by the Irish Medical Council (IMC), the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and other regulatory bodies throughout the world. The degrees allow the holder to pursue postgraduate training worldwide.

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Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), Irish Medical Council (IMC) and Medical Council of India (MCI), and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course Approval Number:

Award Title:
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO) from the National University of Ireland and the Licentiate LRCP & SCI from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

5 years / 8 semesters

Mode of Study:

Intake Dates:

For entry with A-Levels

(Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics)

For entry with STPM

A B+ B+
(Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics)

For entry with Australian Matriculation (AUST-MAT)/South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/Australian University Foundation Programme/Trinity College Foundation Studies

ATAR 95%
(Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics)

For entry with Foundation in Science
CGPA 3.5 out of 4.0
(Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics)

CBSE/ISCE (Applicants from India)

A minimum average score of 85% or above in 4 subjects including Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Mathematics with a minimum score of 85% in each of the four subjects.

A passing score in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) assessment is also required.

For entry with International Baccalaureate (IB)
Possess 36 points (including bonus points)

  • Chemistry at Higher Level
    (with minimum score of 5); and
  • Biology at Higher Level
    (with minimum score of 5); and
  • Mathematics or Physics at Standard or Higher Level
    (with minimum score of 4)


  • Chemistry at Higher Level
    (with minimum score of 5); and
  • Mathematics at Higher Level
    (with minimum score of 5); and
  • Biology at Standard Level
    (with minimum score of 4)

For entry with Malaysian Matriculation
CGPA 3.5 out of 4.0
(Biology; and Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics)

For entry with Unified Examination Certificate
B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

For entry with Science Degrees
BSc. (CGPA 3.3 out of 4.0)

English Language Requirement:

  • MUET: minimum score of Band 4
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum sub-scores of 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking)

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

All applicants must attain a minimum of the following at SPM/ ‘O’Level or its equivalent:


5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject


Good Standing

Applicants who have been previously been discontinued from any academic institution are deemed not to be in ‘good standing’ and are ineligible to apply to Perdana University-RCSI School of Medicine.

Malaysian Students

International Students

NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.



Scholarship by Alumni

  • Students from High Performing Secondary Schools as determined by MOE
  • Children of RCSI Dublin alumni
  • Children of Kolej Yayasan Saad alumni


Scholarship by Merit

Students who excel in the following Pre-University Programmes are eligible to apply.

  • Perdana University Foundation in Science
  • STPM
  • A-Levels
  • AUSMAT/SAM/Equivalent
  • IB
  • Matriculation
  • UEC
  • Science Degrees
  • Other equivalent pre-university qualifications will be considered


Financial Assistance

  • Public Service Department (JPA)


Need Assistance?

Kindly contact the Department of Student Life for detailed information on the scholarships & financial assistance available.

  03-8941 8646

  019-912 6828

Student intake commences every September

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