The Medical College currently offers four graduate programmes:
Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MSc in Health Policy and Management, Master of Bioethics (MBioeth) and a PhD in Health Science.
These programmes are designed for professionals and basic scientists who have research interests in disease aetiology and in the management of health care delivery systems respectively, pertinent to Pakistan and the developing countries.
Programmes consist of course work and research leading to a written dissertation or theses. In addition to lectures and tutorials, students are involved in protocol writing, data collection and the development of a research study supervised by a committee of faculty members. These programmes feature continuous evaluation systems based on students ‘presentations, formal assessments of course work examinations and defense of the thesis / dissertation.
With the exception of the Master of Bioethics, which is a fully funded programme, the University charges tuition fees for its programmes The University offers needs-based financial assistance and accepts application from students who are selected on merit and have demonstrated financial need after having thoroughly explored all the possible source of funding, the University also offers opportunities in teaching/research assistantships to students in the graduate programmes. Experience has shown that students have been successful in obtaining scholarships from different source to complete their training.
Students admitted to the MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and MSc in Health Policy and Management programmes have the choice of completing their two-year requirement in extended time, either in three or four years. However, candidates should note that the classes for part-time students are held with full-time students. Further details regarding flexibility are available from the concerned Programme Directors.