M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

University of Peradeniya

12 months
1625 USD/year
810 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Computer science will be the first as well as the most innovative discipline that can interact with any other discipline in order to develop subjects, which have areas of interaction. The Computer Science MSc programme is offered at University of Peradeniya.


The knowledge of computer science is a must for undergraduate as well as postgraduate degree students. All the enterprises (institutes, organizations, and companies) should have at least one qualified computer scientist. In this decade, most institutes need to develop by introducing and/or improving computer science in their curricula to suit actual demands. The Computer Science MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya will give a comprehensive knowledge of  recent issues in computer science.

Objectives of the programme

The objective of this programme is to provide advanced and enhanced knowledge of recent issues of information technology. At the completion of this course, the candidates will be able to fit into any computerized enterprise or a research institute. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science 
  • Theory of Computation 
  • Computer Architecture 
  • Programming and Electronics Laboratories 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Programming Techniques

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

  • Applicants must possess a science-based degree (e.g. Physical/Biological/Engineering related degree) or any other degree (where a basic knowledge of Calculus, Number Theory and Algebra has been obtained) with 30 credits in the relevant subject area or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Postgraduate Institute of Science. Graduates, who have no basic knowledge in computer science, are expected to follow fundamentals of computer science (None credit courses). Depending on the courses followed at the degree level and on the recommendation of the advisor a candidate may be exempted from some of the preliminary courses. Eligible applicants will face a selection examination, conducted by the PGIS. 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 Department/Institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 810 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National 1 year: LKR300,000
  • National 2 years: LKR400,000
  • International 1 year: LKR600,000
  • International 2 years: LKR800,000


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