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M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry
Monday, 03 January 2011 16:56

M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry

The practice of analytical chemistry has now become an integral and essential component in many diverse spheres such as Food & Beverage industry, Pharmaceutical industry, Health care & medical technology, Environmental control, Electrochemical technology, Agriculture, etc. Many of the underlying principles of Analytical Chemistry can be seen routinely in analysis in many areas such as quality control, research and development work, manufacturing processes, and in industry, university, and other research laboratories.


To provide
•    a sound theoretical foundation on important techniques of classical and instrumental analysis.
•    the training in using, troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical instruments.
•    strong knowledge on measurements and errors in chemical analysis, and calculation. and  interpretation of results, leading to appropriate conclusions.
•    adequate knowledge on the principles of analytical methods.


B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Chemistry or a B.Sc. Special/General Degree with Chemistry as a subject.

Any other qualification accepted to be equivalent to any of the above by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.


Local candidates    Rs. 100000/-
SAARC countries    US $ 3300/-
Other countries    US $ 6600/-


This is a full-time programme consisting of course work and a research project.  Course work will be conducted over a period of two semesters of 15 weeks each. Eight (8) hours of lectures and 6 - 8 hours of practicals per week will be conducted during the weekends. The entire programme duration will be about 15-18 months inclusive of 3 - 6 months for the research project.  Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credits of course work (with a GPA of not less than 3.00) is required for the programme in addition to the 6 credits allocated for the full-time research project (The student who does not satisfy the above criteria but obtains a GPA in the range 2.75 to 2.99 for course work is eligible for the Diploma in Analytical Chemistry but not the M.Sc. Degree). Continuous attendance on full-time basis is compulsory during the period of research work. Within the first month of the research project, a literature seminar, independent of the research project should be conducted. After successful completion of the research project, the student is eligible for the award of the M.Sc. Degree. Based on the students’ performance in the course work component, PGIS may upgrade their registration to M.Phil. or Ph.D. programmes.


Senior Assistant Registrar,
Postgraduate Institute of Science
P.O. Box 25,
University of Peradeniya,
(Telephone: 081 - 2387542; 081 - 2385660)



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