Master of Science(Medical)

Stream Medical
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

MSc in Medicine 

MSc in Medicine is a postgraduate program that comprises many subspecializations under anatomy, surgery, or pharmacy. Through the MSc in Medicine program, students can explore diverse fields like Human medicine, Veterinary medicine, nutrition/dietetics, biomedicine, etc.  Students learn and develop vital skills by practicing in clinics and hospitals under professional guidance. These skills are necessary to attain mastery in the medical field and become competent physicians. 

MSc in Medicine: Highlights

Course Level Postgraduate
Entrance Exams NEET PG/ MCAT/ UCAT
Duration 3 Years

Specializations for MSc in Medicine

The world of medicine has endless outlooks and areas to study, research, and explore. This vast field is divided into branches for people to gain specializations under Masters in Surgery. The following is a list of the major branches to pursue an MSc in Medicine.

  • MSc in Paediatric Medicine
  • MSc in Microbiology
  • MSc in Urology
  • MSc in Anatomy
  • MSc in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MSc in Ophthalmology
  • MSc in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy
  • MSc in Orthopedics

Top Universities in India

Apart from the above globally acclaimed universities, India too has several institutions that cater to provide excellence for students. The following is a list of the top medical colleges in India for an MSc in Medicine.

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College
  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
  • Kasturba Medical College
  • King George’s Medical University

Scope of MSc in Medicine

Despite being a highly competitive field, the scope of medicine is always huge. There is an everlasting need for medical professionals owing to the increasing intensity and number of diseases. Students who complete their MSc in Medicine can earn up to INR 12 lacs p.a. However, depending on the position, skillset, and institution, the salary can vary. 


Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

The basic prerequisites for pursuing MSc in Medicine include one year completed in the following subjects: biology, physics, calculus, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Apart from this, the following are the essential criteria to determine eligibility for MSc in Medicine:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 is required.
  • For students who wish to study abroad, English proficiency test scores such as IELTS/TOEFL are also required.
  • Students who wish to pursue MSc in Medicine overseas in countries like the USA, Australia, Canada, and Caribbean Islands require a minimum score of 25 for MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
  • Students who wish to pursue Medicine in the United Kingdom must The UCAT ( UK Clinical Aptitude Test) to be eligible.
  • Applicants must also submit a letter of motivation or a personal statement that includes the student’s motivation and vision for pursuing an MSc in Medicine and becoming a physician.