The Programme

The MPhil in Biological and Biomedical Sciences programme is designed to produce competent, confident and productive biomedical scientists who can continue their passion for research and learning onto PhD training or have a successful career in academia and industry straightaway. The programme aims to educate graduate students with broad-based integrated concepts of basic health sciences in the field of research based education, to integrate the desired attributes of knowledge, skills and attitude as outcomes. The Programme is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. ​​

Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle​. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020 by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.​​

​Programme Objectives

  • ​To provide an understanding of modern and integrated concepts in biological and biomedical sciences by recognizing and applying subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts.

  • To provide research friendly enabling environment to nurture scientists.

  • Develop skills to apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.

  • Recognize the moral and ethical issues of investigations and appreciate the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.

  • Develop the ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding, while addressing such questions as content, context, aims, objectives, quality of information, and its interpretation and application.

  • Develop the ability to employ a variety of methods of study in investigating, recording, analy​​​zing and reporting investigations.

  • Develop the ability to think independently, set tasks and solve problems.

  • Develop an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of science and of the validity of different points of view.

  • Developing the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning.

  • Obtaining, recording, collating and analyzing data using appropriate techniques working by students themselves or in a group, as deemed most appropriate for the subject under study.

  • To enable students to understand modern concepts of health and disease, opportunities and dilemmas.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have at least 16 years of undergraduate education / 4 years of education (124 credit hours) after HSSC or equivalent in Health Sciences with a minimum cGPA of 2.50 or equivalent in percentage.​

For further information please go through the ​​​Programme Information Booklet​​ and / or the ​​​​programme page​. ​You can also reach us via the following contact details:​

Office of the Registrar
Medical College​
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412