M.Sc. On Campus

Experimental Biotechnology

24 months
4417 USD/year
2208 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.


Experimental Biotechnology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniyac curricula provides 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.

Students at Experimental Biotechnology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya, will:

  • gain the skills and knowledge required for employment in the Biotechnology industry.
  • 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. 

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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Surveying or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized university, acceptable to the PGIS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4417 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8835 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    2208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4417 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Local candidates - Rs. 350,000
    • Foreign candidates -  Rs. 700,000


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