Master of Biobehavioural Health Sciences (Research)

The Biobehavioural Health Sciences research is a growing 
research area recently with the main theme is the translation of
research findings into clinical practice, through clinical trials of
behavioral interventions on vulnerable individuals and
populations. The multidisciplinary research area focus on the
identification of biological, psychological and social factors
associated with developmental risk and resiliency in patient and
community, and the development of innovative interventions that
will promote the health and quality of life. Mostly the research
area will utilize thoroughly human as the research sample
namely from tissue, blood or even perception and feelings. 
This course is aimed at Bachelor Degree holders who intent to pursue research at a higher level and also personnel from the work sector who would like to be engaged in research with the intention of updating knowledge as well as a means of personal development.
2 years full time or 4 years part time program (normal 
progression)/ research mode under academic supervision.
The objectives of the programme are: 
  • To introduce excellence in a novel area of Biobehavioural Health Sciences and attain optimal satisfaction research environment incorporate with Islamic value. 
  • To develop an integrate research encompassing biological, behavioural, social cultural and environmental elements used in solving patient care problems.  
  • To be recognized as a pioneer and top-ranking university offering quality research in Biobehavioural Health Sciences.

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Entry Requirements

  1. A Bachelor Degree in relevant Health and Social Sciences programs with minimum CGPA of 2.8 or equivalent or other qualifications recognized by the Kulliyyah and the University OR
  2. Applications from candidates with significant research or 5 years working experience as approved by the Kulliyyah and the University will be highly considered OR
  3. Any other qualification that is recognized by the IIUM Senate as equivalent to the above AND 
  4. As the programme is in English medium, a candidate must also demonstrate a good command of English by obtaining at least a score of 550 in the TOEFL or band 6 in the IELTS or band 6 in the English Placement Test administered by the University.