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Masters in Biochemistry


Masters in Biochemistry programme which is the study of the science that explain life in molecular terms. Biochemistry derives on knowledge from Chemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics and uses techniques borrowed from Physics. Discoveries in all of these sciences have contributed to the development of a true molecular biology. Biochemistry master degree programme is particularly suited for employment in the pharmaceutical and herbal industry, hospital laboratories and companies specializing in diagnosis.

Career Options

Government Career after Masters in Biochemistry

Biochemists always are in great demand not only in the private sector in the public sector too. Health care institutes such as Hospitals, public health laboratories and medical research institutes all require biochemists. Here they provide a diagnostic service, carrying out tests on blood, urine and other body fluids. Other major employers in the public sector include

  • Agriculture companies/Irrigation
  • Drug testing centers
  • Government laboratories
  • Water authority
  • Social welfare board
  • Civil amenities, etc

There are numerous government colleges that take in Post graduates and Doctoral candidates in Biochemistry for teaching and research. Besides this, biochemists are also needed by the defense services too.

Career Abroad after Masters in Biochemistry

Jobs are available for postgraduates of Biochemistry not only in our country but overseas too. In fact most of the advanced research happens in countries like US, Israel and other European countries. There are many leading companies abroad who need biochemists for carrying out research in many fields that include agriculture, agro chemistry, remedial cures and advanced treatment for some of the dreadful diseases. Genetically engineering is one of the most sought after area in biochemistry, where there are abundant job opportunities and research potential.

Major Subjects

  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Nutrition and Bioenergetics
  • Enzymology
  • Metabolism
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Physiology and Endocrinology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Enzymology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Protein Chemistry & Biotechnology

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Masters in Biochemistry:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university. A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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