QAU >> Admissions >>Eligibility Criteria (Master’s programme)

A person holding a Bachelor’s degree from a Pakistani university, or an equivalent degree from any other recognized university, with at least a second division or its equivalent grade, is eligible for admission to the Master’s programme of study.

The candidates with Bachelor degrees who spent more than two years’ time after intermediate/HSSC such as BBA, BSc (Hons), B.C.S. three years’ time as B.Ed. or professional degrees viz. MBBS, BSc Engg. B.E. BSc (Pharmacy) or  Agriculture are also eligible for admission to MSc Programme subject to the condition that they will not claim any exemption/relaxation in the courses of studies or the duration of studies (two years period/four semesters).

S# Discipline Subject Eligibility
1. Anthropology 14-years Bachelor Degree with any social sciences subjects.
2. Archaeology BA/ BSc/ B.Com/ BBA/ BPA/ BS/ BCS/ BIT or 3-years honors degree or MBBS or BE.
3. Animal Sciences BSc with Zoology in combination with any one of the following subjects:
Chemistry/Botany/Environmental Sciences/Physiology and Bioinformatics.
Three years BSc(Hons) degree holders in Zoology/Genetics/ Microbiology and
Biochemistry are also eligible.
BSc (Ed) 3-years with Botany/Chemistry/Zoology
B.S (Zoology) 4-years programme with 2-years completed (pass).
BSc Degree holders in Medical Laboratory Technology are not eligible.
4. Biochemistry 1. BSc or BSc (Hons)/BSc(Ed) 3-Years in Chemistry/ Biochemistry with any other subject of Life Sciences such as: Botany/ Zoology / Anatomy/ Physiology/ Pathology/
Pharmacology / Microbiology / Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Genetics/ Molecular
Biology/Marine Biology (Technology) / Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences etc.
2.Candidates with BSc Medical Laboratory Technology are not eligible.
5. Bachelor’s of Business Studies BA/BSc/BCom (2 years) or equivalent degrees.
6. Chemistry BSc with Chemistry as major subject or B.Sc (Hons.03-years) in Chemistry or BS (Ed) with Chemistry as major subject.
7. Computer Science a) BA/BSc (2 years duration) with Mathematics or Computer Science or
b) Engineering graduates in all areas except in CS/ CE/SE/IT, or
c) Masters in any subject with Mathematics or Computer Science as a course
8. Defence & Strategic Studies 14-Years bachelor degree in Social Sciences.
9. Economics BA/BSc/B.Com with Economics.
10. Electronics 1. BSc with Mathematics and Physics or 2. BSc (Electronics) or 3. B. Tech (Hons) or 4. BCS or 5. BS.Ed (3-years)
11. Geophysics a) FSc with Physics
b) BSc/ BSc (Hons.3-years) / B.Tech./ B.S.Ed (3-years)
c) Mathematics and one of the following subjects:-
Physics or Geology or Statistics or Computer Science as mentioned in (b).
12. Gender Studies BA or BSc/ BA Hons (3-years) with one of the following subjects:
Gender/ Women’s Studies/ Sociology/ Political Science/ Economics/ History/ Geography/ International Relations/ Journalism / Mass Communication / Psychology / Humanities/ Anthropology / Development Studies/ Pakistan Studies/ Social Works/ Demography/ Media and Communication Studies.
13. History BA/ BSc/ BA (Hons. 3-years)/ BAML/ B.Com. with one of the following subjects:
History/Political Science/ Economics / Psychology/ Applied Psychology/ Journalism/ Sociology/ Philosophy/ Geography/ International Relations/ Islamic Studies/ Ethics/ Social Work/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Botany/ Zoology/ Computer Science/ Languages/ Literature/ Education and Law.
14. Information Technology FSc with Physics and any Bachelor Degree with Mathematics as a major subject
15. International Relations BA/ BSc/ B.Com/ BBA/ BA/BSc(Hons. 3-years) degree holders with one of the following Elective subjects: -
Political Sciences/Journalism/ International Relations/History/
Geography/Psychology/ Applied Psychology/ Economics/ Philosophy/Sociology/
Business Studies/ Islamic Studies/ Social Work/ Education/ Law/English Literature/Ethics.
16. Linguistics Linguistics being relevant to all disciplines, the eligibility is, any student having BA/ BSc/ B.Com/ BBA/ BPA/ BS/ BCS/ BIT or honors degree (3-years) in these subjects or MBBS or BE.
17. Mathematics BA/BSc with Math-A and Math-B Course (Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics) or Mathematics (General) with Physics or Math-B Course, BS.Ed (3 years)
18. Microbiology 1.
(a) BSc Microbiology,
(b) BSc/BSc(Ed) 3- years with two of the following subjects:
Botany / Chemistry / Zoology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology.
2. BSc (Hons. 3 years) Microbio logy/ Botany/ Zoology/ Genetics/Biochemistry.
3. Candidates with BSc Medical Laboratory Technology are not eligible.
19. Pakistan Studies i) BSc/BBA/B.Com/BA(Hons) 3-years.
ii) BA with Social Sciences (History/Economics/ Political Science/Sociology/Psychology/
Journalism/ Geography/International Relations/Philosophy/Languages and Literature ).
20. Political Science BA/ BSc/ B.Com/ BBA/ BA/BSc(Hons. 3- years) degree holders wit h one of the following Elective subjects: -
Political Sciences/Journalism/ International Relations/History/ Geography/ Psychology/ Applied Psychology/ Economics/ Philosophy/Sociology/ Business Studies/ Islamic Studies/ Social Work/ Education/ Law/English Literature/ Ethics.
21. Physics a) BSc /BSc(Hons.3-Years) /B.S.Ed. Three years with Physics and Mathematics.
b) B.E. in Electrical, Electronics, Computer Sciences.
c) BS 4-years degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Electronics with
Physics & Mathematics as subjects.
Note: Candidates having degrees in B.E/BS as mentioned in serial (b & c) are eligible only for Open Merit (Self Finance) seats.
22. Plant Sciences Minimum 14 years of education with BSc/BSc (Hons.3-Years) /BSc(Ed) Three years with Botany in combination with any one of the following subjects:-
Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology/ Physiology/
Environmental Sciences/ Genetics/ Zoology/ Agriculture/ Bioinformatics.
23. Public Administration BA/BA(Hons), BSc/BSc(Hons), BBA/BBA(Hons), B.Com/B.Com(Hons), BPA/BPA(Hons), BS/BS(Hons), BCS/BCS(Hons), BIT/BIT (Hons), MBBS, BE (Bachelor of Engineering).
24. Psychology 1. BA/BSc with one of the following subjects:
Psychology/ Applied Psychology, Sociology, Education, Statistics, Social Works
2. BSc in Behavioral Sciences/Home Economics
3. BSc (Hons) Psychology (3-Years)
25. Statistics BA/BSc with Statistics and Math-A /Math-B Course/ Mathematics General.
26. Sociology 14-years Bachelor Degree with any social sciences subjects.
27. Environmental Sciences Maximum 15 years of education with BSc / BSc (Hons 03 years)/BSc (Ed) or equivalent qualification with any of the following two subjects:
Zoology, Botany, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Bio-informatics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Physics, Hydrology, Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemical or Civil Engineering.