M.Sc. On Campus

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

University of Peradeniya

12 months
1759 USD/year
879 USD/year
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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are fast growing areas which span the entire spectrum of science and technology including next generation electronics, engineering materials, advanced materials and coatings, devices, computers, medicine, textiles, sports equipment, polymers, biology, agriculture, food science, etc. The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology MSc course is offered at University of Peradeniya.


The western countries as well as our neighbouring countries such as India, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, etc. have already taken steps to train manpower to carry out Research and Development (R&D) activities on this fast growing area of science. Nanotechnology is considered the next generation Industrial Revolution without which the industrial sector cannot sustain. Sri Lankan state and private sectors are highly enthusiastic on developing nanotechnological research and development activities and to facilitate this task, Sri Lanka Institute for Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has already been formed.

The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology MSc course offered at University of Peradeniya will cover a broad range of disciplines to enable the trained graduates to make an objective judgment of the scientific importance and technological potential of developments in micro- and nanotechnologies and to perform a range of activities related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The study programme will thus prepare the student to take the challenge of meeting not only national needs in diverse areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology but also to continue toward advanced studies anywhere in the world.

Programme objectives

To provide:

  • a sound theoretical foundation on important techniques of nanotechnology and nanoscience.
  • the training in using, troubleshooting and maintenance of nanotechnological experiments, research and applications.
  • strong knowledge on synthesis, characterisation, and analysis of nanomaterials leading to appropriate nanotechnological application.
  • adequate knowledge on the principles of nanotechnology and nanoscience. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 
  • Physics for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Nanochemistry 
  • Characterization Techniques for Nanomaterials 
  • Biochemistry related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Particles 
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Laboratory 
  • Applications of Nanomaterials in Local Industries

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 Chemistry and/or Physics or equivalent accredited prior learning experience are eligible to follow the programme. Those who do not possess the necessary background in the discipline(s) of Nanotechnology may have to follow additional courses as described by the relevant Board of Study prior to the commencement of the postgraduate 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

    1759 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1759 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    879 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 879 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National 1 year: LKR175,000
  • National 2 years: LKR300,000 ($1,507)
  • International 1 year: LKR350,000
  • International 2 years: LKR600,000 ($3,015)


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