M.Sc. On Campus


University of Peradeniya

12 months
6000 USD/year
675 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Biotechnology is the most demanding and challenging discipline in the biological sciences. With the advent of recombinant DNA technology and its rapid advances, many novel research and employment avenues have opened up in diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries in addition to conventional fields. The Biotechnology MSc programme is offered at University of Peradeniya.


Key features

  • This Biotechnology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya offers a wide range of courses covering the fundamentals in molecular biology to advanced applications in plant, animal, human and industrial biotechnology. The practical exposure provided in the laboratories at the Department of Agricultural Biology equip students with essential hands-on skills in molecular biology and biotechnology.
  • The majority of the students who followed this programme continue their studies in reputed foreign universities and obtain career opportunities in both national and international institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbial Genetics
  • Plant Biochemistry 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Gene Manipulation 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Cellular Genetics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

60 (coursework + research)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Life Sciences, or any equivalent qualification from a recognized institute of higher education acceptable to the PGIA and Senate of the University of Peradeniya

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 675 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National CW: LKR250,000; CW + research: LKR350,000
  • SAARC countries: $4,000 (CW); $5,000 (CW + research)
  • Other countries: $6,000 (CW); $7,000 (CW + research)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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