This is a four semester programme. Each semester will run for 20 weeks. The course is designed to provide an advanced training in branches of molecular life sciences with one semester research project.

Eligibility

  • Graduates in Biological / Medical / Dental / Veterinary / Agricultural / Chemical Sciences.
  • Any other academic or professional qualification which is deemed equivalent by the Senate of the University of Colombo.
  • Degree qualifications of equivalent standard obtained from non-state sector Higher Educational Institutes and from Overseas Universities which are recognized by University of Colombo / University Grants Commission.

Course Fee

Course fee of Rs. 550,000/= (non refundable) and a refundable laboratory deposit of Rs. 40,000/= to be paid before registration. (Details)

Course Details

Semester 1

Course Code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 1
MLS5010 Life & Biomolecules 2
MLS5020 Cell Biology 2
MLS5030 Biological Membranes, Transport Across Membranes and Cell Signalling 2
MLS5040 Enzymology & Energy Homeostasis 3
MLS 5050 Metabolism 3
MLS5060 Molecular Techniques I 3
Subtotal Semester 1 15

Semester 2

Course Code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 2
MLS5070 Molecular Biology 4
MLS5080 Advance Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics of Cancer 3
MLS5090 Basic Bioinformatics 1
MLS5100 Molecular Techniques II 3
MLS5110 Guided Independent Study 5
Subtotal Semester 2 16

Semester 3

Course Code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 3
MLS6010 Selected Applications in Molecular Genetics 2
MLS6020 Recent Advances in Molecular Life Sciences 3
MLS 6030 Advance Molecular Techniques 5
MLS6040* Molecular Medicine (Optional Course)* 2*
MLS6050* Plant Molecular Biology (Optional Course)* 2*
MLS6060 Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Ethics 3
Subtotal semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course Code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 4
MLS6070 Research Project 15
Subtotal Semester 4 15