This external degree programme provides an overall understanding of the basic and in-depth knowledge of Biology/Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related technologies. The practical component correlates theory with practice and provides hands-on experiences on practical/laboratory skills and techniques. Optional courses such as Principles of Management, Information Technology, Communication Skills, Fundamentals of Leadership, Fundamentals of Economics, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Teacher Professionalism, Education Psychology and Green Technology promote a graduate beyond the horizon of science and produce highly employable graduates.
- At least ‘S’ grades for all approved subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Combined Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Higher Mathematics) at G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L)/ Edexcel (UK)/ Cambridge (UK) examination in one sitting AND
- A simple pass for G.C.E Ordinary Level (O/L) English.
Lateral entry: Candidates who have successfully completed,
- NVQ* Level 05
- Diploma in National College of Education (Vidyapeeta) OR
- Those who have partially completed BSc Science degrees
with relevant subjects can be considered for an exemption of year one or certain course units on approval of board of study on external degrees in science and Senate.
*National Vocational Qualification
(Should send an application before the given application deadline to be considered)
Course fees LKR 150,000/= per year plus
Application fees – LKR 1000/=
Registration fees – LKR 1000/=
Examination fees – LKR 500/= per course unit
*Please note that fees paid are non-refundable
Application for 2024 Intake
Online Application is available now
Application fee of Rs. 1,000/- can be paid directly to the: Shroff counter at Uva Wellassa University (Senate building, ground floor)
Deposit to the account no. of Peoples Bank, Badulla Branch 010 – 1 – 001 – 6 – 8384805 and attach a scanned copy of the payment slip to the online application
Dates to Remember
|Application deadline for 2024 intake||:December 29, 2023|
|Aptitude test (If necessary)||:February, 2024|
|Registration deadline||:February, 2024|
|Course commencement||:March, 2024|
The duration of the programme is three (03) academic years.
This degree is offered under two main subject streams:
- For A/L Biology stream students: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- For A/L Mathematics stream students: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics
and Optional Courses
|First Year||No. of Credits||Second Year||No. of Credits||Third Year||No. of Credits|
|Biology/Mathematics units||9||Biology/Mathematics units||9||Biology/Mathematics units||9|
|Chemistry units||9||Chemistry units||9||Chemistry units||9|
|Physics units||9||Physics units||9||Physics units||9|
|Optional units||3||Optional units||3||Optional units||3|
|Total credits||30||Total credits||30||Total credits||30|
Total number of credits for the degree: 90 credits
More Details of the set courses and semester-wise distribution can be found in the course catalogue
Medium of Instruction
The medium of teaching, practical classes and assessments/examinations are in English.
Mode of Learning
Lectures and practical classes will be conducted by a well-qualified experienced panel of academics. Lectures will be 100% online mode (with on-campus classroom activities according to the preference of the lecturer) during weekends. Practical classes will be conducted during pre-informed two/three weeks of the semester, on-campus.
Uva Wellassa University