Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Fees, Admission
The NUMed Malaysia five-year MB BS programme is identical to that of Newcastle’s UK provision. It will provide a general medical education, suitable for all types of doctor and serve as the foundation for later career specialization. This page gives you an overview of the MB BS programme.
Our MB BS Honours programme is an integrated five-year undergraduate medical course.
The Newcastle UK MB BS programme is recognized by:
Our programme is equivalent to the one delivered at our Medical School in the UK. Following successful completion of the programe you will be awarded the degrees Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) by Newcastle University, UK.
All five years of the MBBS programme are delivered in Malaysia. However, there are opportunities during the fourth year of the course for some study at our Medical School in the UK.
You may also have the opportunity of studying for an extra year in the UK for an intercalated research qualification at either the Bachelors’s or Masters’s level. See the intercalation section for more details.
Why study medicine at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia?
We produce graduates who are fit to practice as doctors in line with the professional standards set by the General Medical Council, UK, and the Malaysian Medical Council. During your studies, you will gain all that is required to prepare you for clinical practice as a pre-registration house officer. What you learn with us will help you to develop your future career.
Newcastle University UK is a modern university with a rich heritage dating back to 1834. The reputation and popularity of the University is underpinned by the high-quality teaching and learning experience and the research opportunities available to students. Newcastle University Medical School is a world-leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors, and teaching professionals with a reputation for innovation and excellence for both research and teaching.
Tuition fee of MBBS at Newcastle, Malaysia
Cost of MBBS at NUMed Malaysia?
The overall cost of obtaining Newcastle University medical degrees in Malaysia is around 40% less than the cost of obtaining the same degrees in the UK. A single inclusive fee is charged to cover the costs of tuition, library, laboratory, placements, examination, administration fees, and all other academic-related charges. There are no hidden extra costs.
RM97,850 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme.
RM110,000 per annum, for each of the five years of the programme.
Students who have completed SPM, O-Level, or equivalent programmes must first complete a recognized pre-university qualification as a basic requirement for entry to an undergraduate degree at NUMed Malaysia. Applicants offering qualifications other than those listed below should email us to check if their qualifications are acceptable or not.
Whatever pre-university qualifications you offer, they should include the science subjects Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics at a level equivalent to A-Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, or STPM. A UCAT result is currently not required for entry to NUMed Malaysia. The entrance requirements below apply to the 2020 entry.
All India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate
85%, based on the average of the five best academic subjects, including the required science subjects with a minimum of 80% in Biology and Chemistry.
English Language Requirement
You must be proficient in both spoken and written English. You can demonstrate this through the IELTS test, or equivalent (e.g. MUET). An IELTS minimum overall score of 7 (or MUET 4), with no individual band less than 6.5 must be achieved.
Housemanship For International Graduates
International graduates are very unlikely to obtain a pre-registration internship in Malaysia in a government hospital, and you should, therefore, ensure that your own country will offer you a house officer post after qualifying at NUMed.
In the UK, the recognized programme for provisionally registered doctors is the first year of the Foundation Programme (FY1) provided by the NHS Postgraduate Deaneries. Currently, applicants can apply to the UK under a Tier 2 visa, or a Tier 5 visa (for those from selected countries). However, this option may change before you graduate and cannot be guaranteed and depends on the number of places available after UK graduates have been placed. In addition, home office rules change at short notice.
Recognition of the MBBS degree outside Malaysia
Both NUMed and Newcastle University, UK, are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (https://www.wdoms.org). NUMed’s FAIMER School ID is: F0003188 and Newcastle University’s UK campus School ID is: F000346.
There is currently specific recognition of NUMed by the Medical Councils of India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Alternatively, you are eligible to take USMLE and apply it to the USA and Canada. Applicants from those countries are advised to register with the appropriate medical council before entering medical school. While the Newcastle MBBS is recognized by most other countries, applicants from outside Malaysia are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practice in their own country.
Medicine is concerned with the training of knowledgeable, caring, competent and skilful professionals, who understand health and disease. Our curriculum is designed to provide a general medical education and a foundation for your later career specialization.
A practical approach
The Newcastle MB BS course is an integrated programme which is hands-on. We develop your clinical skills from the outset, and you meet real patients early in the course.
The programme features supervised study projects. These introduce you to clinical research methods and allow you to study topics of your own choice in depth. You will also develop the key skills of:
- information handling
- reflective practice
- decision making
- attitudes required for professional practice as a doctor
Year 1 and 2
During Years 1 and 2, you learn about all aspects of medicine, with a particular focus on normal and abnormal structure, function, and behaviour.
You will cover:
- cardiovascular system
- cell and molecular biology
- clinical examination skills
- gastrointestinal System
- human anatomy
- human physiology
- infectious diseases
- renal system
- research principles
- respiratory system
- social medicine
Practical experiential learning
You will gain clinical experience through regular clinical skills teaching in the laboratory and through hospital and community visits. Patients play an active role in Years 1 and 2, and you come into contact with them from the very beginning through links with community-based medical practitioners.
In Year 1 you will oversee the development of a pregnant woman and her family for the Family Study project.
In Year 2 you undertake an in-depth study of a patient with a chronic illness.
In Semester 1 of Year 3, you will undertake a clinical rotation that focuses on an introduction to clinical practice. This leads to a period of assistantships in medicine, surgery, and primary care where you will be embedded as part of a clinical team.
In Semester 2, you will undertake a series of clinical placements in mental health, child and adolescent health, and women’s health. Year 3 will conclude with a four week Student Selected Component (SSC), where you will undertake a supervised clinical placement covering a topic of your choice.
In Semester 1 of Year 4, you will undertake a 14-week block of study on clinical decision making. The subjects covered in Semester 1 will cover all of the clinical sciences with a particular focus on investigative medicine. You will also undertake your second SSC of the curriculum.
In Semester 2 you will undertake a number of core clinical rotations – these will take place in a variety of clinical and community settings.
Year 4 finishes with the eight-week elective. The elective is an opportunity for you to experience medicine almost anywhere in the world. For many students, this is the highlight of their medical studies. The elective also provides an opportunity to undertake a period of study with our colleagues.
In Semester 1 of Year 5, you will revisit and enhance your skills and knowledge with clinical rotations in mental health, child and adolescent health, women’s health, and primary care.
You will also undertake a course that prepares you for practice as House Officer – this focuses on regulatory issues, advanced communication, prescribing, and working under pressure. The course concludes with ‘finishing school’ rotation in acute care and further assistantships in medicine, surgery, and primary care.
Throughout Years 3, 4, and 5, you undertake your clinical learning in the government hospitals and community clinics of the state of Johor. These will include:
- Hospital Sultan Ismail
- Hospital Sultanah Aminah
- Hospital Permai
- Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail (Batu Pahat)
- Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Kalsom (Kluang)
- Klinik Kesihatan Gelang Patah
- Klinik Kesihatan Taman Universiti
- Klinik Kesihatan Sultan Ismail.
Highly motivated and able students enrolled in the five-year MBBS programme have the opportunity to step aside from their mainstream medical studies to intercalate an additional one-year period of study which will take place in the UK. This opportunity may be particularly attractive if you wish to explore an area in greater depth and gain experience in research. The options include (but are not limited to):
- joining the third year of any of our BSc degrees in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences (normally after successful completion of Year 2 of MBBS); or
- undertaking a Master of Research or MPhil qualification (normally after the successful completion of either Year 3 or Year 4 of MBBS).
Following successful completion of the intercalated year of study, you will be awarded either a BSc Honours degree or a Master’s degree, as appropriate, and return to the Malaysia campus to conclude the remainder of your MBBS programme.
Reputation and ranking of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia.
Newcastle University Medical School is a world-leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors, and teaching professionals with a reputation for innovation and excellence for both research and teaching.
Our MB BS and BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programmes are consistently two of the most highly regarded courses of their type in the UK. In 2015, Newcastle University was confirmed as one of the leading universities for medicine in the world by the Leiden Ranking. It places our Faculty of Medical Sciences in the Top 50 in the world for biomedical and health sciences.
We are among the best British universities for medicine in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2018. We ranked 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction, with a score of 95% in the National Student Survey 2016. Our research ranked 9th overall in the UK in the ‘Clinical Medicine’ category (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
We’re also in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Newcastle has become one of 18 universities in the world, and only two in the UK, to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. More than 150 universities in over 35 countries have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system