BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
Johor, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
RM 41,400
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 46,000

About this course

The BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences 2+1 programme offered explores the human body’s function in health and disease. It equips you with specialist knowledge about how diseases occur, and how researchers and clinicians develop new treatments.


It covers a diverse range of subjects relating to medicine, including the study of key areas such as biochemistry, genetics, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pharmacology. 


The programme encompasses two academic years at NUMed, which mirrors what is being studied at Newcastle University, UK, and the final academic year in the UK, with research-led teaching and an intensive research project in one of the highly regarded research institutes at the Newcastle University Medical School.

Entry Requirements

Whatever pre-university qualifications you offer, they should include the science subjects Biology, Chemistry and one other subject at a level equivalent to A-Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma or STPM.


A UCAT result is currently not required for entry to NUMed Malaysia. The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.


  • A-Level: BBB

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30 points

  • Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): BBB

  • Australian Year 12 (ATAR): ATAR score of 85.5

  • CPU, CIMP, Ontario Grade 12: 86%, based on the average of six best Grade 12 subjects. 

  • All India Senior School Certificate. Indian School Certificate: 75%, based on the average of the five best academic subjects. 

  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY): 80%

  • Foundation in Science (NUMed): CGPA 3.00

  • Foundation in Science (Others): CGPA 3.25

Applicants offering qualifications other than those listed should email us ( to check if their qualifications are acceptable or not.


The course you will study is equivalent to the one delivered at our Medical School in the UK, and following successful completion of the programme you will be awarded the degree BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences by Newcastle University, UK.


The BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree programme offered at NUMed Malaysia is split into two parts:


  • Part I – two academic years, which mirrors exactly the programme offered in the UK, delivered at the brand-new custom built 13-acre NUMed Malaysia campus in Iskandar Puteri, Johor

  • Part II – one academic year at the Newcastle UK campus with research led teaching and an intensive research project in one of the highly regarded research institutes in Newcastle University Medical School


Year 1

  • Biochemistry

  • Cell biology 

  • Genetics 

  • Microbiology and immunology 

  • Pharmacology 

  • Physiology 

  • Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 1 and 2


Year 2 

  • Essential Biomedical Research Skills 

  • Control of Eukaryotic Gene Expression 

  • Call Biology and Disease 

  • Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System 

  • The Nervous System and Respiratory Diseases 

  • Clinical Immunology and Viral Pathogens 

  • Human Anatomy 

  • Practical and Presentational Skills in Biomedical Sciences


Year 3 (Semester 1)

You will study three modules, one from each of the following lists:


List A

  • Genetics of Common Diseases or

  • Immunology of Health and Disease or

  • Epidemiology 


List B

  • Chronic Disease or

  • Cancer Biology and Therapy or

  • Disease of the Human Nervous System 


List C

  • Medical Biotechnology or

  • Microbiota and Pathogens: Mucosal Microbiota, Protozoa and Fungi or

  • Clinical Ageing and Health 


Year 3 (Semester 2)

  • Research Project or

  • Experimental Design and the Process of Research

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