Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS)

Program Overview

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) offers research and training opportunities with international-caliber scientists leading to a M.Sc. degree awarded by Alfaisal University in a distinctive modern educational setting. The Program is open to both male and female students, Saudi and non-Saudi.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) approved Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is a two year program in which students can choose to join one of five tracks; Analytical Biochemistry (ABC), Biotechnology (BIT), Clinical Embryology & Reproductive Biology (CERB), Infection Control (IC) and Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB). All tracks are thesis option and consist of at least 24 credits of courses in addition to a Thesis. Three tracks (CERB, IC & MCB) have been submitted to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for certification.

Analytical Biochemistry (ABC)

The program aim is to provide graduates with an understanding of fundamental biological processes at a molecular level; it also contributes to solving of medical problems and drug discovery and disease curing.


Biotechnology (BIT)

This is a joint multidisciplinary track with the Colleges of Science & General Studies and Medicine. Courses deal with advanced techniques of molecular biology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and their applications in disease diagnosis, drug formulation, and drug delivery.


Clinical Embryology & Reproductive Biology (CERB)

The curriculum is designed to train core competencies in clinical embryology theory and practice, enabling successful students to be strategically placed for a career in clinical embryology and/or the reproductive sciences/medicine.


Infection Control (IC)

Graduates from will be prepared to work as infection prevention specialists in healthcare settings at an advanced level.


Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)

Potential careers for graduates include the expanding market in molecular medicine, biotechnology, and biomedical research.


For Admissions Scholarships & Other Information

For more information please contact

Graduate Studies Office
UAN: 920 000570, 920 000 510 (Local)
Tel: +(966) 11 215 7777 (International)
E-mail: gradstudies@alfaisal.edu