The Programme​​

​This programme has been designed to train health professionals to have an in-depth knowledge of epidemiology, biostatistics and their application in analysing major public health issues in Pakistan and developing countries with a focused approach to regional problems and needs. Graduates of the progra​mme are expected to play a leading role in the field of public health by analysing major public health problems.​​

The Programme also offers selected courses as "Standalone Courses" for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge in specific areas. For details, please contact Programme Office at

Admissions are currently open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing at postgrad.query@aku.eduThe last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​​

Clinical Research Specialisation ​

The programme also offers specialisation in clinical research for academicians and clinical researchers as well as residents, fellows, young faculty and clinical nurses from medical and allied fields. To read more click​​ here​​.​

Eligibility Criteria​​​​

Candidates who have at least one year of work experience after graduation, preferably in a health-related field at the time of application (part-time, internship and voluntary work is not included) and hold at least one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:

  • Sixteen-year undergraduate degree from an accredited / recognised university in Sciences / Health Sciences including Bachelor degree such as MBBS, BDS, BScN, DVN, B Pharm (or equivalent)

  • Candidates with clinical experience, especially young faculty in research track positions in clinical departments

  • Fellows within the PGME programme will receive consideration

  • Residents with two years of residency

  • All AKU-PGME trainees require a nomination from their parent departments

Programme Objectives​

After completing the programme, it is expected that the graduates would be able to:​

  • Conceptualize the principles and practice of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Critically identify public health problems and use epidemiology and biostatistics to characterise them at the population level

  • Manage epidemiological studies using appropriate design, and analytic techniques to interpret public health problems for proposing interventions

  • Relate epidemiological principles to public health problems in the context of resource limitations of developing countries

In addition to the above four objectives, Clinical Research Specialisation (CRS) students would also be able to:

  • Critically identify contemporary clinical problems

  • Design, conduct and evaluate applied research; investigating clinical problems to enhance clinical care at individual and population level

  • Demonstrate the use of principles of epidemiology and biostatistics within a specific clinical discipline

​Part-time Programme ​

The University is offering candidates the choice to complete their stipulated two-year requirement in extended time, i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, with other responsibilities and commitments who wish to upgrade their qualifications, are able to benefit from the part-time programme to complete the required courses in three or four years instead of two years. Additional details regarding this option are available from the Programme Director and ​Programme Office housed within the department of Community Health Sciences (CHS).​​​​​​​

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​ and ​Ho​w to Appl​y page. 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