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Admission to any study programme is based on general admissions to the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.

Department of Physics offers courses to the students following three types of Study Programmes administered by the Faculty of Science.

  • B.Sc. Study Programme (Total of 60 credits from Physics out of which 23 credits are compulsory)
  • B.Sc. Honours in Physics Study Programme (Total of 117 credits from Physics out of which 60 credits are compulsory)
  • B.Sc. Honuors in Applied Sciences Study Programme (Extended B.Sc. Study Programme after third year. Total of 10 credits from 400 level courses for Applied Sciences Study programme from Physics)

In the first year of Study Programmes, following are the seven possible subject combinations to have Physics as one of the Major Subject area.

Subject CombinationCombination Number
Biology* Chemistry Physics (BCP)4
Chemistry Geology Physics (CGP)15
Chemistry Mathematics* Physics (CMP)19
Physics Mathematics** (PMM)27
Physics Computer science Geology (PCG)28
Physics Mathematics* Computer science (PMC)31
Physics Mathematics* Statistics (PMS)32