MS Bioinformatics

Biological sciences are now data-driven more than ever because the use of computers has transformed every field in life sciences. Bioinformatics is the interface between biology, analytical statistics, and computer science. Whether it is biomedicine, organismal biology, or molecular biology, every discipline is benefiting from Bioinformatics.

By taking the MS Bioinformatics course at MAJU, you can bring light to extraordinary insights and make discoveries in the world of biology. In addition, you can utilize the acquired information to visualize, and interpret the biological data.

This program mainly emphasizes getting new information from RNA, DNA, and protein sequences by using computers. You will learn sequence analysis, structural analysis of RNA, advanced digital data processing, drug and design development, etc. Moreover, you can store, mine, and graphically relate the data results and make breakthroughs.

We have designed the program to provide you with the latest knowledge and state-of-the-art tools so you can develop efficient bioinformatics algorithms and learn mathematical modeling and simulation.

The program ensures that you meet the demands of educational and research institutions as well as industries that aim to specialize in the health and life sciences. The course is designed to prepare you for careers in government, business, and academia.

Also, the goal is that you have the knowledge, skill, and complete understanding required to meet the basic guidelines established by Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) and reputable industries.

What career possibilities might MS Bioinformatics offer?

You can have a progressive career by taking the Master’s degree at MAJU as it will lead you to big opportunities. You can be:

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Microbiologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Zoologist or wildlife biologist
  • Molecular Biologist

MAJU alumni have great success finding relevant jobs. Our qualifications improve the careers of people who are currently pursuing this field, a win-win situation for the individual and their employer.

The Bioinformatics and Biosciences Department offers the following specialization streams:


MS and MBA (Graduate) programs require a relevant 16 year degree with CGPA 2.00/4.00 or 50% marks.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CS 5123 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms 3
BI 5413 Advanced Bioinformatics 3
CS 5363 Advanced Database Systems 3
BI 5113 Advanced Molecular Biology 3

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CS 5313 Advanced Databases 3
EE 5623 Advanced Digital Image Processing 3
BI 5xx3 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics 3
CS 6xx3 Advanced Topics in Computing 3
BI 5713 Applied Biotechnology 3
BI 5423 Bioinformatics Algorithms 3
CS 4223 Data Mining 3
CS 5343 Data Mining 3
CS 5323 Distributed Database Systems 3
CS 5333 Distributed Systems 3
BI 5213 Drug Design & Development 3
BI 5723 Eukaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms 3
BI 5123 Macromolecular Structure Synthesis & Reg 3
BI 5813 Mathematical modeling and Simulation 3
BI 5133 Molecular Biophysics 3
BI 5613 Neural Computing and Genetics Algorithms 3
BI 6113 Pathways and Networks in Biology 3
BI 5733 Plant and Animal Cell Biotechnology 3
BI 5433 Statistical Methods for Computational Biology 3
EE 5413 Stochastic Processes 3
BI 5823 Visualization methods for Science and Engg 3

Research Thesis/Project

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI 6913 Research Project 3
BI 6916 Research Thesis 6