M.Sc. On Campus


The Aga Khan University

24 months
10500 USD/year
4392 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) programme at The Aga Khan University, first of its kind in Pakistan, is a two-year programme that prepares advanced practice nurses who will develop innovative, practical solutions to complex health problems from a scientific perspective.


Nursing practice in both rural and urban areas will be emphasized with the student selecting their specialty areas of advanced practice. 

Programme ​Objectives​​

At the completion of the Nursing programme at The Aga Khan University graduates are expected to be able to:

  • Apply contemporary knowledge from different sources and the best available evidence for professional decision-making and during practice
  • Apply critical and reflective thinking skills, as well as a systems approach to problem-solving and professional decision-making
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate and use meaningful research findings
  • Engage in effective ethical decision-making with respect to own practice area (e.g. clinical, education, leadership and management), or where ethical issues affect the broader health care team

Programme Structure

  • In this academic programme, the medium of instruction is English. Students are expected to fully participate in the learning process through classroom discussion, working in small groups, clinical rotations, presentations, and seminars. Moreover, they are expected to be self-directed learners and team players. 
  • The MScN curriculum offers various tracks of speciality including Education and sub specialisation in Clinical areas. Students are required to take 18 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of courses in their selected speciality track. In addition, each student must complete a practicum and a thesis in their area of interest. The purpose of the thesis is to prepare the students for future research and scholarly activities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (Pre-medical);
  • Successful completion of 4-year Generic BScN programme;
  • 2 years’ clinical experience including 1-year Internship in a hospital;
  • Valid Registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4392 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Karachi

35856 - 50882 PKR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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