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The field of microbiology deals with the study of microorganisms and their effects. The objective of a postgraduate degree in Microbiology is to expand our knowledge in the field through research work. To provide in-depth understanding to conduct research work. It will help build capable researchers who will contribute to the field through academic work or as a researcher. Students can opt for fieldwork after an MS degree as well. The 2 years postgraduate program consists of all the essential subjects with research. There are various universities that offer a postgraduate degree in Microbiology. 

Duration/ Credit Hours:

  • 2 years (4 semesters)


Some HEC recognized universities offering MS in Microbiology are:

  • University of the Punjab
  • University of Central Punjab 
  • COMWAVE Institute Approved Education Center of SARHAD University
  • Jinnah University for Women
  • University of Karachi
  • National University of Medical Sciences


The graduate of Microbiology can further achieve their career as a microbiologist, Laboratory scientist, biosafety officer, environmental scientist, quality assurance, medical laboratory work, and several more. The graduates can always avail the opportunity of working at any credible university as a lecturer or at any research-based organization as a researcher. 


Some of the core and elective courses of MS Microbiology include:

  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Microbial Biochemistry
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Advances in Microbiology
  • Advanced Techniques in Microbiology
  • Advanced Medical Microbiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Molecular Microbial Genetics
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Molecular biology and Human diversity
  • Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • Human Genetics
  • Pathogenic Microbiology


To gain the knowledge to conduct research at the national as well as international level. This degree is designed for students who want to understand research work in the field of microbiology at various levels. They will be able to understand and tackle numerous issues in the field. It will provide an opportunity for graduates to work as credible researchers. 


  • M.Phil. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology


  • The graduates who have completed a postgraduate degree in Microbiology can further pursue a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) nationally or internationally. 


The variety of options for a Ph.D. degree abroad includes the following universities:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology at University of Manitoba, Edmonton, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at University of Alberta, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University, United States
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, United State
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology at Oklahoma State University, United States

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