M.Sc. On Campus

Experimental Biotechnology

University of Peradeniya

12 months
1220 USD/year
610 USD/year
Tuition fee
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By following the Experimental Biotechnology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya, students from a variety of backgrounds with varied levels of Biotechnology experience will develop an understanding of contemporary Molecular Biology and Biotechnology principles and practices.


Why study Experimental Biotechnology at University of Peradeniya

Moreover, one can gain the skills and knowledge required for employment in the Biotechnology industry. In many instances, for the efficient discharge of their duties, it is necessary that such graduates possess the ability to understand clearly the nature of a given problem, use a variety of molecular biological methodologies and techniques (both manual and instrumental) to obtain accurate and precise measurements and interpret the results to arrive at appropriate conclusions. Although undergraduate curricula provide a strong background in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with a basic training in experimental aspects, a sound hands-on experience together with advanced principles of Experimental Biotechnology is often beyond the scope of such curricula, mainly due to time constraints. The absence of properly trained biotechnologists in Sri Lanka is a major drawback in the realization of our industrial and scientific potential, especially in the current atmosphere of increasing industrialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular cell biology 
  • Protein chemistry 
  • Molecular genetics 
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Immunology 
  • Recombinant DNA technology 
  • Industrial biotechnology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

60 with research (MSc)


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

  • Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with 30 credits including relevant modules of Biology or equivalent accredited prior learning experience are eligible to follow the programme. Eligible applicants shall face a selection examination followed by an interview, conducted by the PGIS. Employed candidates eligible for admission should produce evidence of leave granted to follow the programme and a letter of release from the Head of the Department/Institution. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1220 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National 1 year: LKR225,000
  • National 2 years: LKR350,000
  • International 1 year: LKR450,000
  • International 2 years: LKR700,000


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