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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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

DURATION

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.

CGPA

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
BI5413 Applications and Usage of Biological Databases 3
BI6113 Pathways and Networks in Biology 3
BI5713 Protein Engineering and Enzyme Technology 3

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI5413 Advanced Bioinformatics 3
BI5143 Advanced Cancer Cytogenetics 3
CS5363 Advanced Database Systems 3
BI5733 Advanced Endocrinology 3
BI5723 Advanced Environmental Biotechnology 3
BI5123 Advanced Protein Chemistry 3
BI5743 Advanced System Biology 3
BI5733 Bioremediation abd Biodegradation 3
BI5213 Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation 3
BI5213 Drug and Design and Development 3
BI5723 Eukaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms 3
BI5133 Medical Genetics 3
BI5413 Molecular Dynamics Simulation 3
BI5733 Plant and Animal Cell Biotechnology 3