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. This is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programme in Biological and Biomedical Sciences with four specialities / streams: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology.

Admissions have closed for 2019-2020 cycle. The last date to submit the application was May 20​.​

​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, analyzing 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.

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Graduate Programme Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University 
(School of Nursing and Midwifery Building) ​
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4537​ / 5456


Related Information​​

Programme Information Booklet​​​​

Fee Structure​

Sample​ Test Paper​​​

​​​​FAQs for Admission​​​​