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MS Biotechnology is a 2-year postgraduate degree that helps in creating new discoveries and improving human life. The two-year degree includes evenly distributed course work and a research project. In the first year, the students learn some of the core courses and are prepared for the research project. In the second year, the students conduct their research projects under the supervision of experienced professionals. 

Biotechnology has become an essential department of allied sciences in the current era. It is an emerging field and is considered profitable in health, environment, and economics. It has various impacts on medicine due to the curing effects on various diseases. It has a role in the development of new pharmaceutical vaccines and drugs widely used by human beings and animals. The graduates have opportunities in various food, pharmaceutical, research, clinical laboratories, and academia. Various universities in Pakistan now offer an MS degree in Biotechnology according to the HEC curriculum.  

MS Biotechnology Guide Highlights


-           2 years (4 semesters)


Some of the HEC recognized universities offering MS Biotechnology are:

  • University of the Punjab
  • Virtual University of Pakistan
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • University of Management and Technology 
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah University 
  • COMSATS University Islamabad (Abbottabad Campus)
  • Government College and University of Faisalabad
  • Mohi-Ud-din Islamic University
  • University of Karachi


  • The graduates of Biotechnology have further scope in various research organizations, lecturers at HEC known universities, industries, health sector, and laboratory work. 


Some of the core and elective courses of the MS program are:

  • Modern Biotechnology: Principles & Applications
  • Advances in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Recent trends in Molecular Diagnostics
  • Advances in Biotechnology
  • Protein Structure and Function Engineering
  • Biotechnology Law & Regulation
  • Advances in Pharmacogenomics
  • Advances in Fermentation Technology
  • Advances in Immunology
  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Cellular Signaling
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Advances in Fungal Biotechnology
  • Advances in Microbiology
  • Recent trends in Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioremediation and biodegradation
  • Biotechnology of Non-renewable Resources
  • Advances in Plant Biotechnology
  • Advances in Animal Biotechnology
  • Advances in Biosensor Technologies
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Advances in Plant Tissue Culture
  • Medicinal Plant Biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Advances in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Gene Manipulation and Genetic Engineering


  • To augment your knowledge in the field of Biotechnology with correspondence to research and development. The program will enable students to know the extensive use of biotechnology in various departments of life. 


  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Phil. Biotechnology
  • M.S Bioinformatics


  • Graduates of master’s can further opt for a doctorate in Biotechnology. There are various options at national and international institutes. 


  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at  Harvard University, USA
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at  Lancaster University, UK
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at Carleton University, Canada
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology at Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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