MSC Microbiology

Abasyn University Peshawar campus offers variety of programs in the area of life sciences such as MSc & MPhil in Microbiology and Doctor of Pharmacy. The University is now planning to launch these programs at its campus in Islamabad. The Islamabad campus has already submitted an application to Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP) for the NOC for its Doctor of Pharmacy program. The campus will launch Pharm-D program after the NOC by the PCP. Keeping in mind the recent demand of Microbiology discipline, the campus has decided to offer MSc in Microbiology from Spring 2014 Semester. Microbiology is particularly appropriate for students in allied health fields, agriculture, environmental engineering, restaurant and institutional food management. The students taking this course will come to understand and appreciate the unique nature of microorganisms and their importance of life on earth.


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MB501 Microbial Anatomy and physiology 3 None
MB502 Immunology 2+1 None
MB503 Soil microbiology 3 None
MB504 Microbial Pathogenesis 2+1 None
MB505 Mycology 3 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MB511 Microbial Genetics 3 None
MB512 Principles of Virology 3+0 None
MB513 Environmental Microbiology 3 None
MB514 Molecular Immunology 2+1 None
MB515 Biostatistics and computer Applications 2+1 None

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MB601 Research Methodology 3 None
MB616 Infectious disease Diagnostics 2+1 None
MB617 Medical Microbiology 2+1 None
MB604 Food and Dairy Microbiology 2+1 None
MB609 Molecular Mechanisms of antimicrobial drugs 3 None

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MB611 Industrial Microbiology 3 None
MB612 Parasitology 2+1 None
MB719* Veterinary Microbiology and Animal health 3+0 None
MB699 Master Project 6 None


Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs
MB605 Antimicrobial antiviral Agents 3
MB621 Microbial Biotechnology 3
MB622 Principles of Gene manipulation 3
MB627 Marine and Fresh Water Microbiology 3
MB706 Oncology 3

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.