Offered by the Department of Physics
The aim of this programme (SLQF 9 level program) is to enhance and update the knowledge in contemporary Physics of science teachers who already teach Physics or who wish to take a rewarding career in Physics teaching. Further, the program will help gain proper skills in effective and interactive teaching of Physics at school level using modern teaching techniques. Department of Physics, University of Colombo being one of the best academic departments in Sri Lanka with resources and expert knowledge to offer postgraduate training in Physics Education, has organized this course with an objective of contributing to the national development by enhancing the standard of Physics Education in Sri Lanka.
A Bachelor’s degree in Science with Physics as a subject from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University of Colombo.
- Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/universities-and-institutes/universities.html)
- University Grant Commission (UGC) recognized foreign Universities (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/universities-andinstitutes/recognized-foreign-universities.html)
- UGC recognized other Universities (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/universities-and-institutes/other-recognizeddegrees.html)
Local Students: LKR 350,000/-
International students: USD 4000
Application Fee: LKR 2,500/- (for local students)
Registration for 2024 intake
Application of the MSc programme – 2024 intake (Batch 8) with instructions can be downloaded from the following link:
Call for Applications: 1st September 2023
Application period: 1st September – 31st October 2023
Tentative date of commencement: January 2024
The program introduces you to philosophical, psychological & social aspects of Education as well as pedagogical and conceptual knowledge in Physics. The MSc program (Part 1 and 2) duration is 18 – 24 months. MSc in Physics Education is awarded for candidates who obtain a grade point average (GPA) of not less than 3.00 in Part I of the programme as well as Part II of the programme, during which an classroom related independent research study is completed.
Medium : English
Mode of learning
Courses are conducted in interactive modes, which may include lectures, group assignment and laboratory based work. Course evaluations are multi-mode and may include, in class assignments, group work based assignments, class presentations and mid/end of semester written exams. Each student will be allowed to access lecture notes maintained on a Learning Management System (LMS) through Internet. Additional discussion classes will be held in regular intervals for students to interact with the lecturers. All laboratory classes and discussion classes will be held on Saturdays.
The performance of students in theory and practical course modules under Part I will be evaluated through 11 papers. Evaluation of courses may vary and involve final written examinations, assignments, laboratory practical assignments, project reports or viva-voce examinations. Repeat of examinations will be allowed only once, typically at the next available opportunity.
In Part II, each student has to undertake a project related to Physics Education Research, which involves measurement of student concepts in a selected domain of physics, during which a pedagogical intervention needs to be devised to improve student learning bottle necks identified. At the completion of the project, students will be evaluated based upon a submitted technical report/dissertation followed by a viva-voce examination. The research has to be followed as per general guidelines of the university.
|Foundations of Science Education
|Assessment and Evaluation Methods
|Information & Communication Technology for effective Teaching
|Instructional Design Methods
|15L 30P, 2C
|Methods in Physics Education Research
|Perspectives in Classical Mechanics & Thermal Physics
|Perspectives in Electromagnetic Theory & Optics
|Perspectives in Electronics & Semiconductor Physics
|Perspectives in Quantum & Particle Physics
|Guidance & Counseling in Education
|Comparative Education & Educational Problems
|Electronics & Automation Laboratory
|Teaching Practicum* (Optional Course)
|Independent Study Project
Further information regarding the MSc Programme can be obtained by contacting the programme coordinator.
Contact details of the programme coordinators are as follows.
|Dr. Thanuja Sooriyagoda
|Dr. Ramal Coorey
|Dr. Ramal Coorey
|Dr. Ramal Coorey