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PhD Biology

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS
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  • 42
  • Online
  • PhD
  • 4 years


PhD Biology is a 4 years PhD program taught at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS, . The program is offered in online modes with full Time options. To successfully obtain PhD Biology from Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS you are required to complete 42 credit hours. After completion of PhD Biology you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Biologist, Researcher.

The LUMS PhD Biology programme, offered by the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), is designed to prepare students to think scientifically and produce independent researchers who can take up the challenges of 21st century Biology.

With cutting edge research in state-of-the-art research labs, the department boasts a modern curriculum with a strong focus on research in areas like Cancer Therapeutics, Systems Biology, Structural Biology related to Viruses, Bacterial Pathogenesis and Diabetes, Epigenetics, Genome Evolution, Bioinformatics, and Virology.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in PhD Biology at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS as pre-requiste for admission in PhD Biology.

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Programme. 

The PhD Biology degree at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is a four-year Programme.

Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Record;
  2. Performance in Admission Tests *;
  3. Application Review;
  4. Research Statement;
  5. Submission of complete Online Application, Application Processing Fee and supporting documents by the stipulated deadline;
  6. Letters of Recommendation; and
  7. Interview Performance (If shortlisted)

Courses Units

You need to complete 42 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://lums.edu.pk/programmes/phd-biology

More Information

Research is an essential component of the programme, with projects addressing fundamental questions in Biology like how complex organisms develop from a single cell and how cell fates are determined, how gene expression is regulated in extremophiles, how cell cycle is controlled in stem cells and how organisms evolve over thousands of years.

To graduate, students must earn a total of 42 credit hours from which 18 must be from coursework and 24 from research work/thesis. Major milestones that must be achieved for the successful completion of the PhD degree include the Comprehensive (Qualifying) Examination, Thesis Proposal Defence and PhD Thesis Defence.

Career Opportunities

You can join one of the following careers:

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