BSc (Hons) in Public Health and Nutrition


Duration - 4 Years (Full time)

This programme is designed for students who are committed to health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating. The curriculum strongly emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition interventions/programmes, health disparities, nutrition assessment, and healthy eating throughout the life course.


  • 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
  • Time Duration: 4 Years in Total
  • Study Method: Full Time

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
  • Analyse body functions and its deviations
  • Analyse the local and world epidermiological data
  • Understand and embody in their work the requirement for public health activities to promote sustainable development of the society
  • Use theory of global health to the benefits to the Sri Lankan society
  • Apply the knowledge of helth and nutrition for the betterment of the society


Year 1

  • Laboratory practice and safety
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomolecules
  • Human Anatomy I
  • Metabolism
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Genetics

Year 2

  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunobiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Instrumentation

Year 3

  • Pharmacology
  • Basics of Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition and chronic diseases
  • Nutrition and life cycle
  • Food and food analysis
  • Nutritional product development

Year 4

  • Nutrition and public health
  • Research project
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Education
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Nutraceutical development
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Cancer Biology


  • Three 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
  • 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

* Candidates with impressive results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to universities in Sri Lanka.

  • Year 1 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 2 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 3 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 4 - 700,000 LKR
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Four Years (Full Time)
2,800,000 LKR
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Public Health Nutrition professionals are involved in nutritional assessment; developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition interventions; developing nutrition-related public health policies; and monitoring the health of individuals, communities and populations.

Direct career opportunities:
Food industries, public health services, nutraceutical product industries, pharmaceutical industries, public health services, health agencies, research institutes