Start your journey to University of Reading Malaysia Science Degree

International recognition for research-led teaching, a dynamic environment and an excellent employment record for graduates make the University of Reading Malaysia your ideal destination for a science degree.

Our Foundation in Science programme offers the perfect first stage of this journey.  As a one-year intensive access course for students without A-Levels, it will prepare you academically and socially to start an undergraduate science degree.  Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme guarantees progression to full degree-level courses at the University of Reading in either the UK or Malaysia, which offers expert teaching staff and world-class facilities.

Providing a solid background in science and transferable academic and life skills, the programme is designed to prepare you for a rewarding university experience, as well as being an important step towards an exciting and lucrative career.

Typical degrees that Foundation in Science students progress onto include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

All of our modules are designed and taught by University lecturers and are therefore tailored with your future degree in mind. 

Students who wish to progress onto one of our highly regarded degrees in science typically study at least four of the following modules:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Academic Skills

Students who are below IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent will need to study our International English module in place of one of the above.


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Entry requirements
For entry to MPharm degrees
SPM: Minimum of 5 Grade Bs in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other other subject.

For entry to all other Science degrees
SPM: Minimum of 5 at Grade C or above, excluding English for Science and Technology, Islamic Studies and Moral Studies

IGCSE: 5 passes at Grade A – C in relevant subjects

OR an equivalent international qualification

SPM 1119: Grade C

IELTS: 5.5 (no element below 4.5)

42 weeks (full-time)

Intake dates
April and September

Malaysians – RM per annum
2017/18: 21,650

International Fees – RM per annum
2017/18: 24,875

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  • Psychology
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