M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Microbiology

University of Peradeniya

12 months
1220 USD/year
610 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Microbiology MSc course offered at University of Peradeniya aims to produce scientists ready to apply modern methods of diagnosis of infective diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and other parasites.


Learning objectives

On completion of the Medical Microbiology MSc course offered at University of Peradeniya, the successful candidates shall have achieved the following overall objectives:

  • A knowledge of the morphology, genetics, growth characteristics, laboratory identification, habitat, transmission and pathogenicity of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites commonly associated with human infections.
  • Acquired practical skills in the laboratory diagnosis of human infections caused by viruses, bacterial, fungi and other parasites
  • An understanding of the applications of molecular biology in the diagnosis of human infections
  • Understood the safety and public health aspects of virus, bacterial, fungal and other parasitic infections and the principles of prevention and control
  • Acquired the knowledge and skills required to establish and manage a diagnostic microbiology laboratory
  • Understood current trends in medical microbiology and be able to critically appraise published work
  • Be able to communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate an ability to design, undertake and interpret a research project and present it in the form of a dissertation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Virology 
  • Mycology 
  • Parasitology 
  • Diagnostic Microbiology 
  • Laboratory management 
  • Immunology 
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Antibiotics

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

  • Candidate having a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological, Medical, Veterinary, Dental or Agricultural sciences from a recognized University or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the PGIS are eligible to enroll in the programme. The final selection will be made according to the selection procedure stipulated by the Postgraduate Institute of Science. Employed candidates who are eligible for admission should produce evidence of leave granted to follow the programme and a letter of release from the Head of the relevant 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: LKR325,000
  • International 1 year: LKR450,000
  • International 2 years: LKR650,000


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