Eligibility

A Bachelor’s Degree (with the relevant number of credits specified in the prevailing version of Sri Lanka Qualification Framework issued by Ministry of Higher Education) in any branch of Sciences of a recognized University in Sri Lanka or overseas, provided that the Overseas University is recognized by the University and /or University Grants Commission

Any other academic or professional qualification, which is deemed equivalent by the Senate of the University of Colombo. Each application under this category shall be considered on a case by case basis.

(Note: Work experience is not a requirement.)    

Course Fee

Course fee of Rs. 475,000/= (non refundable) and a refundable laboratory deposit of Rs. 10,000/= to be paid before registration. (More Details)

Course Details

Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
MB 5010 Genomics, Genetics & Molecular Biology 3
MB 5020 Biocomputing I 3
MB 5030 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics I 3
Subtotal Semester 1 9
Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
MB 5040 Cell Biology & Biochemistry 2
MB 5050 Sequence Analysis & Phylogeny 3
MB 5060 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics II 3
MB 5070 Biocomputing II 2
Subtotal Semester 2 10
Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
MB 5080 Proteomics 3
MB 5090 Genomic Data Science 2
MB 5100 Bioinformatics Algorithms 3
MB 5110 Guided Independent Study 5
Subtotal Semester 3 13
Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
MB 6010 Systems Biology and Pathway Analysis 3
MB 6020 Special topics in Bioinformatics 4
MB 6030 Research Methodology 3
MB 6040 Research Seminar 3
Subtotal Semester 4 13
Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
MB 6050 Research Project 15
Subtotal Semester 5 & 6 15