Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours

This programme aims to develop a graduate with knowledge, skills and attitudes to become a competent pharmacist who can effectively contribute to the needs and challenges of the pharmacy profession.:

The objectives of this programme are to:

  1. Provide up to date theoretical and applied knowledge in the Pharmacy discipline
  2. Enable students to recognize core areas of Pharmacy discipline which includes pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences
  3. Train students to utilize their understanding of fundamental knowledge to practice as a pharmacist
  4. Develop technical and transferable skills needed to practice as a Pharmacist
  5. Encourage innovation through research
  6. Build ethical and professional conduct
  7. Encourage continuous personal and professional development through lifelong learning

The Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours Degree consists of courses at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. The total academic value of the courses of the programme is 120 credits comprising 30 credits at each of the Levels.


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 04 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Clinical Pharmacy , Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy , Pharmaceutics

Applicants should possess the following qualifications

1. Certificate of Proficiency in Pharmacy, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka or Diploma in Pharmacy, University of Colombo or Certificate of Efficiency in Pharmacy, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka




2. Minimum of three (03) Pass grades in one sitting at the G.C.E. A/Level Examination, in the Science stream including a Credit pass for Chemistry





a) Minimum S Pass for English at the G.C.E. O/Level Examination


b) An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate





4. Pass the Selection Test and be eligible for admission based on the merit list of the selection test marks

Issuing of Applications:
 May 2022
Closing Date for Applications :
Selection Test Date :




Selection test paper of one hour duration will comprise General Knowledge, IQ, English Comprehension & Pharmacy related questions.

Application Fee: Rs. 600/=

This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Download Prospectus  or Contact Head, Department of Pharmacy, Ms. R. B. J. Buddhika for further details.

Address :
Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
011 288 1131/ ext 720
Email :

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