This part-time Masters programme consists of three semesters for the award of the Master in Bioinformatics (30 credits) degree with an exit point at Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (25 credits) and six semesters for the award of the MSc in Bioinformatics (60 credits with 15 credits from a research project) degree. The programme will provide advanced training together with a strong foundation in the field of Bioinformatics. The programme will be jointly offered by the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) and the School of Computing (UCSC) of the University of Colombo.

Eligibility

  • Graduates in any branch of Science.
  • 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. 400,000/= (non refundable) and a refundable laboratory deposit of Rs. 10,000/= to be paid before registration. (Details)

Course Details

Semester 1

Year Semester Course unit Course code Title Credit value
1 1 1 MB 5010 Genomics, Genetics & Molecular Biology 3
    2 MB 5020 Biocomputing I 3
    3 MB 5030 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics I 3
Subtotal Semester 1                                                                           9

Semester 2

Year Semester Course unit Course code Title Credit value
2 4 MB 5040 Cell Biology & Biochemistry 2
5 MB 5050 Sequence Analysis & Phylogeny 3
6 MB 5060 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics II 3
7 MB 5070 Biocomputing II 2
Subtotal Semester 2 10

 

Semester 3

Year Semester Course unit Course code Title Credit value
2 3 8 MB 5080 Proteomics 3
    9 MB 5090 Genomic Data Science 2
    10 MB 5100 Bioinformatics Algorithms 3
    11 MB 5110 Guided Independent Study 5
Subtotal Semester 3 13

 

Semester 4

Year Semester Course unit Course code Title Credit value
4 12 MB 6010 Systems Biology and Pathway Analysis 3
  13 MB 6020 Special topics in Bioinformatics 4
  14 MB 6030 Research Methodology 3
  15 MB 6040 Research Seminar 3
Subtotal Semester 4 13

Semester 5 & 6

Year Semester Course unit Course code Title Credit value
3 5 & 6 16 MB 6050 Research Project 15
Subtotal Semester 5 & 6 15