Master of Science in Statistics

Calling Applications for MSc. in Statistics - 2022


Master of Science in Statistics is offered by the  Department of Statistics & Computer Science of the Faculty of Science of University of Kelaniya. The Masters programs structure allow to select options ranging from the more theoretical aspects of Statistics, including a module on research topics, to those which cover material focused on real world applications of Statistics. The programs are designed so that the students have the opportunity to learn the statistical theories as well as the applications of arising in the industry. While studying for the degrees, it will develop key transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, the use of some programming in Statistical software, time management, and basic research skills.

Program Objectives:

The purpose of this degree programs is to advance the knowledge of a graduate in Statistics and prepare them to work in a professional environment or to proceed higher studies.

  • develop the knowledge of Statistical theory and methods at an advanced level,
  • acquire skills in statistical analyses using modern statistical techniques and software
  • develop a sound understanding of applications of Statistical methods,
  • acquire the technical skills for a career as a Statistician and/or to progress to advanced graduate degree
  • develop oral, written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate awareness of current issues related to Statistics and implement research studies to provide effective solutions

The graduates will be suited and easily adapted to the relevant industry to perform a carrier as a Statistician or Analysist. Also, they will be able to proceed for Advance graduate studies.

Entry Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Honors degree in Statistics or Bachelor of Honors degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/ Information Technology with Statistics as a subject


  • A Bachelor’s degree with Statistics as a subject,


  • Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University.

Course Structure: Year 1


Course Structure: Year 2


Course Fee:

Course fee can be paid in three installments.

Course Fee: 350000LKR

  • First installment (Before the Commencement):  150000 LKR
  • Second installment (Before the first semester examination): 125000LKR
  • Third installment (Before the second semester examination): 75000LKR

For more details:


Dr. (Mrs.). A. P. Hewaarachchi

Department of Statistics & Computer Science

Faculty of Science

University of Kelaniya



Introductory session on Master of Science in Statistics held on 20th February

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