BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science


Duration - 4 Years (Full time)

The study area of pharmaceutical science contributes to a long and healthy life. With the strong foundation of chemistry and biology, it encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines that enable drug discovery, drug design, drug development, formulation, and drug use. The objective of this degree program in pharmaceutical science is to prepare undergraduates to get a solid understanding of pharmaceutical chemistry and medicine as well as practical expertise in pharmaceutical analysis.

With the strong theoretical and practical knowledge acquired through this degree program, you will build the abilities necessary to operate in the pharmaceutical sector. You will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research, such as new approaches to medicine delivery and drug synthesis, which promises to equip you with the skills you need for your future profession to improve people’s health.


  • UGC approved 4 year degree programme
  • The programme encompasses non-GPA foundational courses, core and elective courses.
  • Includes mandatory industry placement and supervised research project element

Aims of the Program

  • Our aim is to offer an enriching, intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and to create graduates who are able to:
  • Understand fundamentals of human science
  • Apply the scientific knowledge appropriately and accurately with critical thinking skills
  • Apply skills in drug discovery, drug design, and drug analysis in pharmaceutical industry
  • Show knowledge and understanding of the Pharmaceutical science
  • Use theory and practical skills on medicinal chemsitry and computer aided drug design to the benefits to the Sri Lankan and global society


Year 1

  • Laboratory practice and safety
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomolecules
  • Human Anatomy
  • Organic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • General Instrumentation
  • Analytical Chemistry laboratory
  • Chemistry Elementary Laboratory

Year 2

  • Biochemistry
  • General Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology I
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Introduction to Pharmacognosy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunobiology
  • Organic Chemistry laboratory
  • Physical Pharmacy laboratory

Year 3

  • Advanced Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Toxicology
  • Research methodology
  • Industrial Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Community Pharmacy Practice
  • Industrial Pharmacognosy Laboratory

Year 4

  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Research project
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Cancer biology and diagnostics
  • Drug Development and Clinical Trials
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical project management
  • Basics in Nanobiotechnology
  • Computer aided drug design


  • Chemistry “C” pass and other two subjects “S” passes in biology/agriculture streams in a single sitting, at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualifications is the minimum entry requirement. Equivalent foreign qualification is defined as the minimum requirement for admission to the first year of a UGC recognized university in that country.
  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Biology streams – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Agriculture streams – Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture
  • GCE A/L General English minimum marks- ‘S’ pass
  • GCE A/L General Knowledge minimum marks- 30%
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK
  • GSE Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examinations, UK
  • Year 1 - 800,000 LKR (Installments 400,000 x 2)
  • Year 2 - 800,000 LKR (Installments 400,000 x 2)
  • Year 3 - 800,000 LKR (Installments 400,000 x 2)
  • Year 4 - 800,000 LKR (Installments 400,000 x 2)
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Four Years (Full Time)
3,200,000 LKR
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The fee for each semester is 400,000 LKR

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Career Prospects

You could pursue a career in various medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and health related fields. There are also numerous opportunities to take on higher studies: higher level Masters or MPhil / PhD research.

Direct career opportunities:

  • Pharmaceutical scientists in pharmaceutical manufacturing, product development, quality control and quality assurance of pharmaceuticals, marketing, and regulations of medicines, in government regulatory bodies and industry
  • Pharmaceutical scientist in basic and applied research activities in the field of medicinal chemistry, technology in public and private research institutes
  • Employment at large pharmaceutical, food, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical companies.