MPhil Environmental Sciences

The MPhil Environmental Sciences is a two year evening program consisting of 2 semesters of coursework of 30 credit hours followed by 2 semesters of research of 12 credit hours. To be eligible to undertake the research, a student must achieve a minimum of 2.75 CGPA in the coursework.  Current research themes include research on Life Cycle Assessment, Occupational Health & Safety, Membrane Biological Reactors, Nanotechnology, Carbon Sequestration, Bioremediation, Biogas, Microbial Fuel Cells and Climate Change etc. For their research work the students have access to well-equipped laboratories with equipment such as AAS, HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Vis Spectrometer, NMR, Ion Chromatography (IC), CHN Auto Analyzer, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer etc.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any HEC-recognized university with a major in Environmental Sciences or in any of the related fields including: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, MBBS, BDS, DVM, Pharmacy, or relevant Engineering disciplines.
  • A conventional MSc in Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology) with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree.


Acceptance is based upon the 1) Departmental Test, 2) Postgraduate Entrance Admission Test (PEAT), 3) interview, and 4) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.

Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates..

A Admissions Begin July 01, 2024
B Last Date for Submission of Form July 31, 2024
C Postgraduate Entrance Admission Test (PEAT) and Departmental Test Date: August 5 – 9, 2024
Time: TBD
Venue: TBD
D Interview Date: August 12 – 13, 2024
Time: TBD
Venue: TBD
E Merit List August 16, 2024
F Last Date for Fee Submission August 22, 2024
G Classes Begin September 09, 2024

Required Documents

  1. Attested copy of the original Matriculation / O Level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable).
    • In case of the O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed. They should include English, Mathematics and 3 compulsory subjects (Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat and Urdu).
  2. Attested copy of the original Intermediate / A Level / High School / IB result (web downloaded results are not acceptable).
    • In case of the A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed.
  3. Attested copy of the O and A Level, High School or IB Equivalence Certificate (whichever applicable) issued by the IBCC.
  4. Attested copies of the final transcript and degree of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelor’s and 2-year Conventional Master’s.
    • In case you have not received your degree yet, you are required to apply for it.
  5. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of Admission Form submission. If offered admission, it will be a provisional offer; they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester.(This point is applicable to Fall admissions only)
  6. Students having a foreign Bachelor’s Degree must get their Equivalence from the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
  7. Two Reference Letters.
  8. Statement of Purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College (A Chartered University).
  9. One recent passport-sized photograph.
  10. One copy each of the Student’s CNIC and of the Father/Guardian.
  11. Receipt of the Application Processing Fee (Rs. 4000).

Note: All documents submitted must be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Payment Modes for Admission Processing Fee

  1. Please click here for instructions on how to pay your Application Processing Fee over the counter in HBL, UBL, Meezan & Allied Bank.
  2. Please click here for instructions on how to pay your Application Processing Fee through HBL, Meezan Bank & UBL Mobile App & Internet Banking.
  3. Please click here to pay the Application Processing Fee online.

In case you are not located in Lahore, you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through Courier. You would need to make a Pay Order of Rs. 3500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of ‘Forman Christian College’. Then send us the Courier at ‘Admissions Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600’.

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Click here for the Department Test Sample Paper.
Click here for the Postgraduate Entrance Admission Test (PEAT) Sample Paper.

Click Here to apply

Click here for the Merit List for Round 1 of Admissions.

Click here for the Merit List for Round 2 of Admissions.

Current Research Themes:

    • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Soil carbon stock estimation
    • Bioremediation / Phytoremediation of contaminated soil
    • Occupational health risk assessment
    • Environmental Nanotechnology
    • Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) use for wastewater treatment
    • Carbon Sequestration
    • Impacts of climate change on Pakistan