M.Sc. On Campus


COMSATS University Islamabad

24 months
2000 EUR/year
1344 EUR/year
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The Bioinformatics degree at COMSATS University Islamaba will enable students to pursue their careers in industries such as health care, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmaceutical, agrochemicals, renewable energy, environmental protection, software warehouses as well as in teaching and research institutes etc.


Rapid advances in computer science and information technology, however, have made it feasible to interpret and analyse the large volume of generated data. The need is growing for scientists who can speak and understand equally well the languages of computational, mathematical/statistical and biological sciences, and can extract the meaningful information from the raw data. 

This has necessitated the emergence of new field of study – Bioinformatics– where the individuals are simultaneously trained in the integrated areas of computer science, statistics, mathematics and molecular biology.

Key features of this degree at COMSATS University Islamaba

During the past two decades, bioinformatics has evolved into a full-fledged scientific discipline and expanded to areas such as comparative, structural and functional genomics, next generation sequence (NGS) analysis transcriptomics, proteomics, cellomics, metabolic pathway engineering, computational drug, peptide and enzyme designing as well as the development of integrated bioinformatics solutions such as biological and chemical databases, data analysis, data mining, biomedical text mining and customized tool development etc. 

The availability of complete genome sequences for human as well as several human pathogens coupled with bioinformatics has revolutionized the understanding the biological processes underlying the physiology of both host and pathogens. An equitable contribution of developing countries, such as Pakistan, in this whole process is not only vital for the economic growth of the country but also of global importance to best reap the profits of human resource world-wide. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biochemistry
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Cell signalling
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 16 years degree in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum First division ( annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system) and no third division ( annual system) or 'D' grade (Semester system) throughout the academic career.
  • GAT (General) with 50% marks minimum

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1344 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 672 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Islamabad

36883 - 51236 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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