Masters Degree Programmes 2024/2025
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Masters Degree in Applied Epidemiology
Masters Degree in Applied Statistics
Masters Degree in Computer Science
Masters Degree in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Masters Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing
Masters Degree in Industrial Chemistry
Masters Degree in Industrial Mathematics
Masters Degree in Medical Physics
Masters Degree in Physics of Material




Masters by course work (1 year) [Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Level 9]
The ‘Masters Degree by course work’ can be obtained by completing course work only (without conducting any research project).

Master of Science (2 years) [SLQF Level 10]
In addition to the requirements for the ‘Masters Degree by course work’, the ‘Masters of Science Degree’ requires a research project of one year duration. The minimum duration of the entire programme shall be 24 months.

Postgraduate Diploma (1 year) [SLQF Level 8]
The postgraduate Diploma programme in Science Education is of 12 months duration and consists of only taught courses.

Most programmes are conducted generally during week-ends.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Surveying or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized university, acceptable to the PGIS.
Those who are awaiting results of their final degree examinations may also apply.


The deadline for the receipt of applications for Masters programmes listed below is 30th April 2024 14th June 2024

The programme fee can be paid in full or in four installments (1st installment at the registration, 2nd installment after 4 months from the date of registration, 3rd installment after 8 months from the date of registration and 4th installment after 11 months from the date of registration).

This Masters programme provides advanced knowledge of epidemiological concepts with training in essential methodological skills required to conduct epidemiological studies; apply epidemiological principles for surveillance and control of diseases within animal and human populations. This program is especially designed for medical, dental, veterinary and science graduate.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 250,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 250,000 + 100,000/- for 2-year category)

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This programme provides an adequate coverage of basic statistical theory, applications in design of experiments and surveys, data analysis and methods of presentation and interpretation of results. At the completion of the programme, the candidate will be able to fit in as an applied statistician in a research institute, planning institute or other state or private sector institute.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 275,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 275,000 + 75,000/- for 2-year category)

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This Masters programme provides computer science/non-computer science graduates an advanced knowledge and training in information technology. At the completion of the programme, the candidate is qualified to seek a career in any computerized enterprise or a research or educational institute or to pursue higher studies.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 380,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 380,000 + 100,000/- for 2-year category)

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The programme is designed to provide the geologists, engineers and other scientists a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, geological and hydrogeological principles. In Sri Lanka, at present, there is a growing need to improve infrastructure facilities with particular reference to construction of buildings, roads, railways, bridges, sub-way tunnels, overpasses, etc., and to develop energy and water resources to meet the requirements of an increasing population. It is important to emphasize that these goals could be achieved only by those having a sound knowledge of geological principles and their applications to civil engineering practices. This programme will be conducted jointly with the Department of Geology and the Department of Civil Engineering.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 250,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 250,000 + 40,000/- for 2-year category)

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This M.Sc. programme is uniquely designed to train students from a range of disciplines - physical and biological sciences, geography, engineering, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, management, IT/ICT, architecture, social sciences, surveying, defense, etc. The programme will give an all-round knowledge of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS, and will also cover current technological developments in those areas. It is designed to produce high quality graduates who will be able to solve local, regional and global problems using GIS and Remote Sensing. Visiting experts from foreign countries conduct several course modules both locally and abroad.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 300,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 300,000 + 40,000/- for 2-year category)

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This Masters programme provides an adequate coverage of important aspects of chemical industry including chemistry, basic concepts of chemical engineering, chemical technology and industrial economics. The necessary practical training will be provided in areas relevant to chemical industry.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 300,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 300,000 + 100,000/- for 2-year category)

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The programme emphasizes on developing mathematical models, finding solutions, and interpreting the results for real-world problems that arises in industrial-related settings. The programme is designed to provide graduates with an adequate, cutting-edge knowledge in mathematics with an emphasis in statistics, operations research, and scientific computing. This programme prepares the candidates for careers in private and public sectors as well as provides the opportunity in progressing into academic research.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 200,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 200,000 + 50,000/- for 2-year category)

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Medical Physics is a branch of physics applied to medicine and biology, covering a wide range of applications such as the use of radioisotopes in cancer treatment, imaging of organs using X-rays, gamma cameras, CT scanners, magnetic resonance scanners, ultrasonic scanners, thermographic scanners, etc. This M.Sc. programme, conducted in collaboration with experts from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, the General Hospital, Kandy and Atomic Energy Authority, Colombo aims to train personnel in Radiotherapy and Radiation Protection to carry out the duties of a Medical Physicist in a Hospital. Trained Medical Physicists are in great demand in hospitals in Sri Lanka and abroad.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 380,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 380,000 + 70,000/- for 2-year category)

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A sound knowledge in Science and Technology of materials is necessary for the efficient use of materials in industry. The broad aim of this M.Sc. programme is to provide a basic knowledge in Physics of Materials with emphasis on technologically important materials and newly emerging area of nanomaterial and nanotechnology. This programme will train graduates required for various industries and also to improve the knowledge and skills of personnel already employed in the industrial sector.
(Programme Fee - Rs. 350,000/- for 1-year category; Rs. 350,000 + 75,000/- for 2-year category)

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Application forms and course contents of the programme/s can be downloaded from the PGIS website.
The completed application forms should be submitted/posted with a processing fee of Rs. 2000/- to the

Assistant Registrar,
Postgraduate Institute of Science,
University of Peradeniya,

Please write ‘Masters Degree Application’ on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

Mode of Payment of Processing Fee (Rs. 2000/-):
(i)Online payment option: Follow the link
(Please write the ‘Order ID’ displayed on the Payment Receipt Page upon successful payment).
(ii)By cash: Accepted only at the shroff counter of the PGIS.

For details please contact the Assistant Registrar (Tel.: 081 239 4793 / 081 238 5665 or e-mail: or PGIS Office (Tel.: 081 2385660/7).

Prof. H M T G A Pitawala