MPhil Pharmacology


The main objective of M. Phil Pharmacology program is to provide in-depth independent research experience in a specific area of pharmacology. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge in pharmacology, to conduct an original research project, to analyze data, and to write a thesis. Students will also receive essential training in research professionalism and scientific communication

Role and Scope

• Our postgraduate degree program in pharmacology will provide a solid foundation in biomedical sciences and prepare individuals for a wide range of career options.

• Pharmacologists study the physical and chemical properties of drugs, their biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic and other uses.

• The students typically find employment in universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, private and public research organizations, consulting companies, and government agencies, both with in Pakistan and abroad.

• Pharmacologists will explore drug interactions in biological systems, the formulation and operation of clinical trials, as well as drug regulation and the marketing of pharmaceuticals.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    4 Semesters, 2 years

  • Eligibility

    Basic degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm/Pharm-D) from a Pharmacy institute recognized by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The candidate must also have minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0 (in the semester system) or first division (in the annual system). The candidate must have to score at least 50% marks in the entry test taken by the University. *The admission policy of the University is in accordance with current HEC admission criteria, and any amendment in admission criteria by HEC would be applied from time to time.

  • credit hours



Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PCGA-801 Advance Pharmacology-I 4(3-1)
PCCR-802 Advance Pharmacology-II 4(3-1)
STAT-803 Biostatistics 2(2-0)
RM-804 Research Methodology 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 12

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PCTHA-811 Advance Pharmacology- III 4(3-1)
PCNN-812 Advance Pharmacology- IV 4(3-1)
PCCA-813 Advance Pharmacology- V 4(3-1)
  Credit Hours 12

Semester 3 & 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PCT-821 Research Thesis 6(0-6)
PHSE-822 Seminar 1(0-1)
  Credit Hours 7