Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours is a four-year degree programme which consists of 120 credits. The aim of the program is to provide an integrated education and training in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences to suit the healthcare and research needs of industrial and commercial sectors and to prepare the students for lifelong independent learning, career development and postgraduate studies.

The curriculum of the program includes core subjects relevant to Medical Laboratory Science such as Histopathology, Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Laboratory Management. Work based training is one of the most important aspects to the program which provide opportunity for undergraduates to practice what they have learned in the real clinical setup. There are several courses in the program to prepare students for research and innovation including statistics, research methodology, literature review and the research project itself. The program also includes courses for generic skill development such as Health Communication, Ethics & Professional Development, English for General Academic Purposes and Information Communication Technology to develop overall qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist.

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 4 years
Discipline :
Medical Laboratory Science

Admission requirements

• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
• Minimum three (03) Pass grades in one sitting in the Science stream, including Chemistry at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination
• Minimum Simple pass (S) for English at G.C.E (O/L) Examination,
• An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the OUSL Senate
• Pass the selection test conducted for the purpose of admission.


   Date of Accepting online Applications :
 05th June 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
  05th July 2024
Selection Test Date :
 04th August 2024

Local Students

Application Fee: Rs. 750/= (Inclusive of selection test fee)

Please refer the the Prospectus

Overseas Students

Level – 3/4 : Tuition Fee : US$ 8,640*
Level – 5/6 : Tuition Fee : US$ 9,300*

 *: In addition to the above fee, is a refundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.


This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. Faculty of Health Sciences PROSPECTUS  or contact Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences for further details.

Address :
Dept. of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka
Contact :
011 288 1146 ; 011 288 1000 – Ext 6300/6301
Email :
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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