Course Coordinator: Dr. Aashani Tillekaratne

If you are interested in following the M.Sc. programme in Chemistry Education, please contact the coordinator.
Tel: 011-2503367

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Chemistry is the foundation for all other sciences. It embraces the areas of medicine,
engineering, agriculture, environment, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The beauty of
this subject lies in its applicability to all aspects of our lives. In recognizing the importance of Chemistry, Sri Lankan education system has made it a key subject in the curriculum of the secondary level of science education. Students are eager to learn Chemistry as it has been the base for many other branching areas in science. It is, therefore, imperative that the teaching of Chemistry be conducted in such a manner to lay a strong foundation on which their future careers would be building upon. With the advancement of science & technology, the understanding of core concepts in Chemistry has been made easier, enabling the learning of Chemistry interesting and rewarding.
This program is, therefore, designed to impart new approaches to teaching and learning
Chemistry and to update the subject knowledge in both Chemistry and Science education.
This course is of particular value to those who are currently working in the field of Chemistry education in state or private sectors and for those seeking employment in the field of Chemistry education.


• Reinforce and update the knowledge of Chemistry

• Enhance the teaching skills and motivation by using modern methods of teaching, lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments

• Information technology and molecular modeling

• Develop the ability for research in education


Application for admission to the course will be entertained from candidates who have passed the B.Sc Degree with Chemistry as a subject from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. The selection will be on the basis of M.C.Q Examination and / or an interview.

PART 1: Postgraduate Diploma (25 credits)
Students will be assessed both on continuous basis as well as by periodical tests mainly
based on the laboratory work carried out during the course. There will be a written
examination for theory modules at the end of each semester. Candidates will be allowed to
proceed to Part 2 when he/ she obtained a minimum GPA stipulated by the Faculty.

PART 2: M.Sc. by Course Work (30 credits)
The report submitted by the candidate at the end of the Guided Independent Study will be
evaluated. 50% for report, 50% for presentation and answering questions from the examiners’ panel

PART 3: M.Sc. by Research (60 credits)
More information will be provided to the eligible candidates.

Registration fee – Rs. 2,500/=
Library fee – Rs. 2,000/=
Library deposit (refundable) – Rs. 5,000/= (Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Part 1: Rs. 140,000/= to be paid in two installments. The first installment of Rs. 80,000/=
should be paid at the beginning of the course and the second installment of Rs. 60,000/= to be paid within 06 months of the commencement of the course.

Part 2: Rs. 20,000/= payable at the commencement of the guided independent study.

Rs. 7,500/= payable on application for Part ‘A’ examination.

*** Please note that fees paid are not refundable and subject to revision from time to time