The MS program in Biosciences emphasizes the practical applications of Biosciences principles to the needs of the society. The program is designed to nurture students for careers in industry, government and academia. The structure and sequence of the program is designed to ensure that every graduate has the knowledge, ability and understanding required to meet the basic guidelines provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and industries of repute.


  • A minimum of 16 years of education leading to BS Bioinformatics/ M.Sc. Biological Sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50% marks
  • Admission Test / HEC Approved Test


A student admitted in this program will have to complete the degree requirements by following any one of the options given below:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 06 Cr. Hrs. Thesis 30
27 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 03 Cr. Hrs. Project 30
Course work only (10 Courses) 30


This is normally a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Biosciences is 4 years.


A student is required to earn a minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his degree requirements.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI5113 Advanced Molecular Genetics 3
BI5753 Advanced Bioinformatics 3
BI5733 Applied Biotechnology 3
BI5193 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology 3

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI5763 Advanced Endocrinology 3
BI5723 Eukaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms 3
BI5213 Drug Design and Development 3
BI5833 Advanced Environmental Biotechnology 3
BI5523 Advanced Protein Chemistry 3
BI5843 Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3
BI5143 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 3
BI5513 Advanced Systems Biology 3
BI5773 Molecular Dynamics Simulation 3
BI5423 Medical Genetics 3
BI5413 Advanced Cancer Cytogenetics 3
BI5153 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics 3
BI6113 Pathways and Networks in Biology 3
BI5533 Protein Engineering and Enzyme Technology 3
BI5663 Molecular Biophysics 3
BI5683 Advanced Cancer Biology 3
BI6123 Advanced Medical Entomology 3
BI5223 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 3
BI6413 Advanced Microbial Genomics 3
BI5483 Advanced Human Genetics 3
BI6423 Gene Chip Technology 3
BI6713 Advanced Nano-biotechnology 3
BI5163 Advanced Forensic Biology 3
BI5623 Medicinal Plants 3
BI6143 Advanced Epidemiology 3
BI5323 Sustainable Ecosystems 3
BI5333 Climatology 3
BI6723 Biosafety and Biosecurity 3

Research Thesis/Project

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI6916 Research Thesis 6
BI6913 Research Project 3