Master of Science (MSc) Bioinformatics (By Research)


At Perdana University School of Data Sciences, we aim to gain insights into a broad range of biological research questions using a range of mathematical, statistical, computing and bioinformatics tools. Our research questions span the fields of infectious diseases, genomics, genetics, big data analytics and personalized medicine. Students who undertake this programme would receive first-hand experience in the research world, learn the core elements of academic work and work alongside their peers in a multi-disciplinary collaborative platform, all the while immersed in an environment that emphasizes healthy research culture. They would graduate with a range of multi-disciplinary skills and understand the needs of the industry, having been exposed to numerous bioinformatics skills development and training programmes throughout the course of their studies.

 Diverse and unique exploration areas

 Faculty with industry experience

 Access to an international network of bioinformaticians

 Opportunities to participate in relevant bioinformatics workshops, seminars and conferences

Graduates will be able to:

 Develop and apply innovative bioinformatics solutions to complex research problems

Further their education in bioinformatics or any field of life sciences (basic, applied or services)

 Pursue better prospects in a career in life sciences, either in academia or industry

This is a full-research based programme:

Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework (if required)

Phase II: Proposal Defence

Phase III: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation

Phase IV (optional): Upgrade to PhD

Phase V: Thesis submission and examination

Computer laboratories with high-end workstations that are equipped with cutting-edge toolkits and resources will be used for the teaching and learning activities of the students. Students will have access to online databases and international journals as well as the latest in computing software to enhance their studies. They will also be supported by a virtual learning environment through which they will remain connected with their peers and instructors throughout the course of their education.

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Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course Approval Number:
JPT/BPP (R/545/7/0039) (MQA/FA4826) 06/24

Award Title:
Master of Science (MSc) Bioinformatics

Mode of Study:
Full-time (2 years) / Part-time (3 years)

Throughout the year

Academic Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a GPA of at least 2.75 in a related field recognized by the Senate of Perdana University ;or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of less than 2.75 and more than 2.5 can be considered subject to an internal evaluation; or
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Senate of Perdana University as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5

English Language Requirements

  • Adequate proficiency in English Language as approved by the Perdana University Senate

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 the selected High Performing Secondary Schools
  • Children of RCSI Dublin alumni
  • Children of Kolej Yayasan Saad alumni

Scholarship by Merit

Students who excel in their Degree Programme are eligible to apply.


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