MSc Preclinical Sciences

Two Years $5,000 per academic year


Explore the gateway to your future with our post-graduate programme in preclinical sciences! Our innovative curriculum empowers students with essential knowledge and skills for advanced studies and flourishing careers in specialised fields such as clinical physiology, clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, molecular biology and immunology. Our programme is designed to help students in the Kurdistan Region pursue advanced studies as our curriculum is carefully crafted to encompass core courses and specialised tracks, emphasizing hands-on and practical learning experiences. Our esteemed faculty members bring a wealth of expertise, with notable achievements and contributions to research. Welcome to a transformative educational journey where excellence meets opportunity!

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: Undergraduate degree in medical sciences (Medicine, Veterinary science, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy).
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE – 6.0 in IELTS -74 in TOEFL iBT or 105 in Duolingo.
  • Equalised transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
  • Undergraduate Degree: Minimum undergraduate average of 60%

  • Application Form: Online application form is required.
  • Official Transcripts: Provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript with your application.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two recommendation letters are required to be submitted with your application, preferably one of which will be from a university academic.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • A copy of your passport and national ID.


Including Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology the MSc degrees, present extensive two-year curriculum programmes. These curriculums are strategically crafted to equip students with advanced expertise and research abilities in the ever-evolving domain of the above specialties.

The first 8 months of the programme focus on coursework, spanning two semesters, that seamlessly integrates theoretical understanding with practical applications. This full-time programme covers 15 weeks in each semester and incorporates a blend of face-to-face theoretical and practical learning. The curriculum offers a total of 120 credits; 60 credits distributed across two semesters, each comprising 30 credits. These two semesters extend over a period of 30 weeks, with ten modules dedicated to each specialty – Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology. At the conclusion of each semester, a comprehensive final exam for each end semesters’ modules will be conducted, with a passing mark of 60% required for each module.

Moreover, an additional 60 credits can be obtained by engaging in dedicated research over an extended period of one year and four months, following a full-time schedule entirely focused on in-depth exploration of the chosen field of study. Successful completion of this research phase and presentation before the exams committee will qualify candidates for an MSc degree in Preclinical Sciences Specialties. Upon programme completion, MSc students are expected to publish one paper. The anticipated commencement date for the course is October 2024.



Skills Development

The programme aims to equip students with advanced knowledge in Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology. It emphasizes research proficiency, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to contribute to scientific literature and prepare for careers in academia, healthcare and research. Effective communication skills and continuous professional development are prioritised.

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