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Master of Science in Microbiology


Master of Science in Microbiology KPT/JPS(PA 5707)07/22

Master of Science in Microbiology is designed to strengthen the scientific knowledge and skills of microbial techniques and the role of microorganisms in human life. Microbiology is a rapidly growing science and the diversity in microorganisms seems to be enormous. By understanding the behavior and characteristics of microbes, Microbiologists can solve a range of problems affecting human health, environment, food and agriculture. Modern techniques in biotechnology are based on the application of microbial pure cultures with clearly defined properties, and progress in the fields of gene technology and genome and proteome analysis relies largely on the study of microorganisms. This programmme helps to prepare individuals to work as microbiologists who utilize biotechnology to learn more about human disease and cell reproduction. The curriculum for Microbiology is structured in such a manner that the students from pharmacy, medicine,biochemistry, environment, health science and other bio science students can enroll in the program to enrich their capacity in the field of Microbiology in order to broaden their sphere of opportunities in the marketplace. The programme is designed as a trans formative program, which offers students the education, training, and first-hand experience essential for successful international careers.

For successful completion of Masters degree in LUC, each candidate should publish minimum of Two research articles in scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln affiliation.

The purpose of this program is to encourage students to make unceasing and diligent efforts to pursue holistic self-development to cultivate self-discipline and integrity, to nurture creativity into broad-minded future leaders with international outlook. The programme of Master in Microbiology will produce professionals who are:

  • Knowledgeable and technically competent in the advanced field of microbiology.

  • Capable of designing scientific projects professionally by taking into consideration factors like value, ethics and take the responsibility to contribute to the society.

  • Critical thinkers in providing solution by utilizing knowledge and experience in making decision in microbiological application related problems.

  • Competent with oral and written communications skills to discuss and present scientific information and helping to acquire leadership and team building skills.

  • Proficient with information management skills to pursue advanced educational opportunities, along with the development of life-long learning skills for enquiry based learning

Master of Science in Microbiology programme designed based on fundamental theories, skills, creativity, innovative and research capability that are essential for the students at their future workplace. The programme teaches students to have a careers in the prevention, diagnosis and control of infections and disease, as well as food safety, understanding the role that microbes play in climate change, and developing green technologies. Jobs directly related to this degree include:

· Biomedical scientist
· Clinical research associate
· Food technologist
· Parasitologists
· Microbiologist
· Industrial microbiologists
· Pathologist
· Research scientist (life sciences)
· Scientific laboratory technician
· Technical brewer
· Ecologist
· Environmental microbiologists
· Forensic scientist
· Science writer
· Water quality scientist
· Public health microbiologists

Full Time : 18 Months.
Part Time : 30 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 MMB 1114 Microbial Biochemistry 4
2 LMS 124 Genetics and Molecular Biology 4
3 MMB 1124 Microbial Physiology 4
4 LMS 144 Bio-Informatics & Biostatistics 4
5 MMB 1214 Microbial Diversity and Taxonomy 4
6 MMB 1224 Microbial Techniques 4
7 LMS 224 Enzyme Technology 4
8 LMS 244 Immunology 4
9 DRC414 Research Methodology 4
Elective courses: Choose any one elective course from the 5 groups offered
Elective One: Medical Microbiology
10 MMBM 1313 Medical Bacteriology and Virology 3
11 MMBM 1323 Medical Mycology and Parasitology 3
12 MMBM 1333 Medical Epidemiology 3
Elective Two: Environmental Microbiology
13 MMBE 1313 Air and Aquatic Microbiology 3
14 MMBE 1323 Waste Treatment 3
15 MMBE 1333 Agro Ecosystems 3
Elective Three: Industrial Microbiology
16 MMBI 1313 Industrial Microbes 3
17 MMBI 1323 Large-scale Cultivation 3
18 MMBI 1333 Commercialization 3
Elective four: Pharmaceutical Microbiology
19 MMBP 1313 Antibiotics and Synthetic Antimicrobial Agentss 3
20 MMBP 1323 Microbial Production and Spoilage of pharmaceutical Products 3
21 MMBP 1333 Quality Assurance and Validation 3
Elective five: Food and Dairy Microbiology
22 MMBF 1313 Microbiology of food and food products 3
23 MMBF 1323 Food fermentation and Food borne diseases 3
24 MMBF 1333 Dairy Microbiology 3
25 MMB 2218 Research Project / Industrial Training 8

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Bachelor's degree (Level 6 Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Lincoln University College Senate; or
  2. Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MQF) or equivalent CGPA of 2.5 but did not reach, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field.

For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.

Duration : 18 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master