The field of life sciences has undergone unprecedented growth in the past decades in conjunction with advancement in technology paving its way in achieving great heights. Advances in the fields of life sciences is not only evident in the global context but now becoming more pronounced at a national level, where application of microbiology and biotechnology is integrated within different fields of life sciences. Embarking on studying a degree in Microbiology and biotechnology will equip you to gain knowledge in various fields including; product and process-oriented research & development for applications in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Our teaching labs have state-of-art equipment and facilities for practical, hands on training and each lecture underpins many exciting areas as skills in food, environmental and medical microbiology and biotechnology, in addition to a broad understanding of the biological sciences including molecular biology, immunology biochemistry, statistics and bioinformatics.

You will develop a sound scientific knowledge together with advanced practical skills which will benefit you to develop employability skills suited and required to cater for a wide range of occupations, including those requiring specialized knowledge in Microbiology and Biotechnology


4 years Full-Time (option available for a 3-year Full-Time programme)


September & January


BSc. (Hons) Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology - Four Year
BSc. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology -Three Year

Awarding Body and Credit Rating

This Degree is awarded by the Edinburgh Napier University – ENU (Learn more ) and credit rated at the Level 10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

This frame work established to ensure that the quality and integrity of the SCQF is maintained at all times and that the benefits of using the Framework are fully promoted to all stakeholders across Scotland and beyond. (learn more - )


Year 1

160 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Introduction to Microbiology Level 7 20
Biomolecules & Cell Biology Level 7 20
Computer Applications & Statistics Level 7 20
Introduction to Biochemistry Level 7 20
Year 1

160 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Biochemical Techniques Level 7 20
Research Methods & Bioinformatics Level 7 Level 7 20
General Microbiology Level 8 20
Enzymology, Cellular Metabolism & Genetics Level 8 20
Year 2

80 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Man and Microbes Level 8 20
Scientific Inquiry Level 8 20
Year 2

80 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Microbiology Level 8 20
Biochemistry Level 8 20
Year 3

120 Credits Semester 01

Level 9
Modules Credits
Molecular Genetics Level 9 20
Immunology 20
Scientific Communication - Dissertation & Statistics Level 9 20
Year 3

120 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Food Microbiology & Biotechnology Level 9 20
Medical Microbiology Level 9 20
Environmental Microbiology Level 9 20
Year 4

120 Credits Semester 01

Modules Credits
Applications of Molecular Biology Level 10 20
Biotechnology: Industry & Environment Level 10 20
Cellular & Molecular Immunology Level 10 20
Scientific Research Project Level 10 60
Year 4

120 Credits Semester 02

Modules Credits
Scientific Research Project Level 10 60

Enrty Requirements

Advanced Entry

Graduates who have successfully completed a 3-year general degree in Applied Microbiology or Biotechnology or biological science related disciplines now have the opportunity to complete the Hons. Year offered by Edinburgh Napier a Prestigious University in UK to be completed in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology.


A 3-year Bachelors of Science Degree awarded by a university and approved by the university grants commission in Sri Lanka, subjected to be approved by the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Career Prospects

Owing to the impact of Microbiology and Biotechnology on all aspects of life, this degree offers you the possibility to work in a broad range of manufacturing industries including food and drink, pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical and agricultural. It will also qualify you to work in industrial research and development, production, quality control, sales/marketing and consultancy. It may also provide you with opportunities to work in laboratories in research institutes, government departments, health service and environmental consultancies.


Unique experience on conducting and handling research independently and it is the most preferred entry level qualification by employers in the present competitive field of science and technology. It also gives you the opportunity to get direct entry into postgraduate programmes.

Reserve your place by sending an application along with the curriculum vitae to us.