M.Phil in Oral Pathology

The postgraduate programme for basic dental science subjects started at Ziauddin College of Dentistry in 2011. The programme is recognised by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and follows regulations for registration to research studies leading to the degree of M.Phil in the subjects of Oral Biology and Oral Pathology.

M.Phil programme of Ziauddin University has been devised with a view to produce self-motivated individuals who wish to further their careers by gaining a higher qualification.


Learning And Teaching Strategies

At Ziauddin University, candidates are given an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Educational Methodology while participating in conducting an undergraduate programme. This is achieved by means of regular meetings and workshops held by the Department of Education. In addition to this, candidates are encouraged to gain on job experience by giving lectures, taking part in problem-based learning (PBL) sessions, practical and tutorials. Following are the teaching strategies used to improve student learning:

  • Seminars, demonstrations and presentations
  • Case discussions
  • Rotations in Clinical laboratories for relevant training
  • Update of knowledge through study of recent journals and internet browsing. Journal clubs and group discussion


Semester Summary


The curriculum of M.Phil in Basic Dental Sciences is covered in three years. First two years comprise two semesters each year.


The curriculum content of two semester of year one are arranged in different modules. The student evaluation is carried out at the end of modules and at the end of each semester.


As recommended by HEC second year of M.Phil is spread over 48 weeks of course/laboratory work and research.In the second year students are required to submit their synopsis in the field of their interest.


In year three candidates are required to carry out their research work and are exposed to advance techniques and finally present their thesis for defense.


Semester examinations include written as well as Viva Voce / Oral components.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates possessing BDS degree from a HEC recognised university
• M.Phil entry test / NTS GAT
• Interviews of candidates shortlisted on the basis of performance in the M.Phil entry test.
Final selection of the candidates is based on the previous academic records, experience, entry test and interview.

Fee Structure

  • Application processing fees: PKR 5,000/-
  • Admission fees: PKR 50,000/- (Non-Refundable)
  • Tuition fees: PKR 57,500/- Per Semester (4 Semesters)
  • Examination fees: PKR 10,000/- Per Semester (4 Semesters)
  • Thesis defense fees: PKR 50,000/-

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

Advance fees to be paid semester-wise. All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of the academic year. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.