Halal Horizons: Future of Pharmaceutical Science at Taylor’s University

Highlights: Taylor’s University in Malaysia has launched a new Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours) programme. This innovative programme is the first in Malaysia to incorporate Work-Based Learning (WBL) and studies in Cosmetic Science. The WBL mode allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, giving them a competitive edge. The Cosmetic Science component provides students with a deep understanding of the scientific and technological aspects of cosmetics, including global markets, regulations, and sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical, and halal practices.

The programme offers flexibility and industry relevance, with options for a traditional three-year programme or the WBL mode. It also provides industry engagement opportunities through partnerships with prominent industry players like Kotra Pharma, Sunward Pharmaceutical, and Duopharma Biotech. Students also have the opportunity to secure internships with leading companies like Abbott, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer through the Pharmaceutical Industry Student Adoption (PISA) programme.

The programme equips students with a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceuticals, drug design and development, manufacturing, compliance, regulatory practices, and business principles. This broad education prepares graduates for a variety of roles in the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical market.

The Malaysian pharmaceutical sector is experiencing significant growth, with an annual growth rate of 6.34 percent and projected market revenue of USD 1.6 billion in 2024. The country’s New Industrial Master Plan 2030 identifies key growth segments in biologics, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), niche botanicals manufacturing, and halal medicines, aiming to enhance the nation’s production capabilities.

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