MAHSA University’s Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) is designed primarily for students who can then expect to continue onto doctoral studies (Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent).

This specialisation assures training in research techniques and in the preparation of scholarly papers, and it culminates in the preparation and defence of a thesis based on original research. The student's programme of study is an initiation into methods of intense study and research in some selected area of anatomy.

The programme of study includes a comprehensive oral examination of the material presented in the core anatomy courses and a written scholarly project focusing on a contemporary issue falling under one of the various sub-disciplines of anatomy.

The programme also includes the opportunity to learn fundamental laboratory techniques used in anatomical research and the chance to help teach in one or more of the department's graduate or undergraduate courses.

Programme Structure

1 Cell Biology And Biochemistry ANA 1013
Embryological Development And Genetics ANA 1023
Gross Anatomy I ANA 1033
Histological Techniques ANA 1062
2 Gross Anatomy II ANA 1043
Neuroanatomy ANA 1053
Dissection Practicum ANA 2023
Imaging Anatomy ANA 1082
3 Research Methodology ANA 2013
Advanced Dissection Practicum ANA 2034
Research Project Proposal ANA 2043
4 Dissertation ANA 2010

Entry Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology/ Life Sciences/ Biomedical/Health Sciences by a recognized university with CGPA of 3.00 or above

Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Pharmacy by a recognized university with CGPA of 3.00 or above

Any other equivalent degrees recognized by the postgraduate committee

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from related field with CGPA 2.50 with at least 3 years of working experience in related field

Shall satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

English Proficiency (International Candidates): IELTS (6.0)/ TOEFL (550) if 1st degree is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction or Pass in an English Proficiency test approved by the MAHSA University.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme have a spectrum of career opportunities. They can either become career academics or venture into the research sphere as biomedical researchers, biotechnologists or forensic scientists.


The Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international medical experts.
Tuition fees for the Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) are kept at an affordable level to ensure minimal barriers to a continuing education.
The Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia
Research Exposure
Students of the Master of Medical Science (Anatomy) gain research experience in our well-equipped medical and research laboratories