Established in 2002, the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS)/ State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine is the first research-oriented institute in Macau as well as the first State Key Laboratory in the field of Chinese medicine. The MPhil in Medicinal Administration (MAD) is designed for students who wish to become leaders in the national or international public health organisations, pharmaceutical industry, as well as research organizations worldwide.

The MAD programme is offered on a 2-year full-time basis with a curriculum spanning a wide range of topics in the field of medicinal sciences, including management, economics, sociology, law and international business. This programme serves as a stepping stone to careers in research or professional practice.

  • Admission is open to applicants who have completed at least a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related fields from an accredited institution
  • Please visit our Graduate School website to find out more about admission and application procedure:

Applicants who received their Bachelor’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was not English are required to provide any of the following as proof of English proficiency:

  • Obtain a TOEFL score* of 550 (paper-based examination) / 80 (internet-based examination) or,
  • Obtain an IELTS overall score* of 6.0 with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or,
  • Obtain a CET-6 score of 430 or above or,
  • Pass the TEM-4 or TEM-8 examination

*Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.

Applicants who received their Bachelor’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was English are required to provide a proof of English as the medium of instruction, if deemed necessary, issued by the applicants’ university where their Bachelor’s degree was obtained.

In the 1st Academic Year, students are required to complete 4 Compulsory Courses and any 4 Elective Courses (chosen from a list of Elective Courses). In the 2nd Academic Year, students are required to complete an Academic Thesis before graduation.

 TypeWeekly Lecture HoursCredits
Compulsory Courses
International Business and Law for MedicineCompulsory33
Social MedicineCompulsory33
Medical Technology ManagementCompulsory33
Introduction to Research in Medical AdministrationCompulsory33
Elective Courses (any 4 of the following)
Biomedical InformaticsRequired Elective33
Pharmaceutical ScienceRequired Elective33
Targets and Models for Drug ScreenRequired Elective33
Systems BiologyRequired Elective33
Development of Drugs and Health ProductsRequired Elective33
Bio-StatisticsRequired Elective33
Standardization and Quality Management of Chinese MedicineRequired Elective33
Computational PharmacyRequired Elective33
Research MethodologyRequired Elective33
Grand Total36

Besides the courses and research projects, ICMS provides our students a resourceful communication platform and an enjoyable extracurricular life. Students will have the opportunities to attend conferences and join exchange activities all over the world. The institute also schedules regular visits to our partners in the pharmaceutical industry for our students Starting from a warm welcome to the freshmen, the ICMS Postgraduate Association organises various activities throughout the year, e.g. Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, photographic competition, academic forum and so on.


  • Peking University
  • China Pharmaceutical University

ESSCA of Hungary

  • Student Poster Competition of Drug Information Association USA
  • Chinese National Challenge Cup Competition
  • One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition

Many graduates from our programme have been admitted into top schools worldwide to achieve higher academic goals, while others have pursued their careers in government departments, medical industries, research institutions, hospitals, and consulting corporations.

Postgraduate House (PGH) consists of 4 buildings (S1, S2, S3 and S4), offering more than 2,600 bed spaces mainly to UM non-local students. All the rooms in the PGH are fully furnished, internet-connected, air-conditioned and with bathrooms, excluding personal necessities and beddings. Please visit the following links for more information:

Postgraduate House:

Fees and Charges:

For more details, please visit our Registry and Graduate School websites:
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