Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) Degree Pathway Programmes

GISM Campus, being the pioneer in providing New Zealand and UK degree pathway programmes, offers valuable pathways to study Life Sciences at Massey University New Zealand and Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK.

Under these pathway programmes students can study Diploma and Higher Diploma at GISM Campus, Sri Lanka and transfer to the third year of the relevant degree programme at Massey University, New Zealand  and Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

This is a unique opportunity for both Sri Lankan and foreign students to obtain a world class degree at an affordable cost. By studying Degree pathway courses at GISM, students can save up to Rs. 7.2 million* from their total cost to obtain the degree otherwise studying all four years on campus.

GISM Campus has a well qualified and reputed panel of lecturers who guarantees the highest level of academic quality to proceed studying on campus in Edinburgh Napier.

Faculty of Sciences offers four degree pathways namely Microbiology & Biotechnology, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences with which students can enter to the third year of the respective degree programmes at Edinburgh Napier University.

GISM Degree Pathway Programs


Two Years in Sri Lanka

Obtain the Higher Diploma in Science by completing the first two years at GISM Campus, Sri Lanka.


Transfer to UK

Directly enter to the third year of the relevant degree programme offered on campus at Edinburgh Napier University.


University Placement

Upon completion of the higher diploma, you will be guaranteed a place to the on campus degree programmes in Edinburgh.


Huge Saving

Save upto Rs. 7.2 million* by studying the first two years at GISM Campus and obtaining the Higher Diploma.

Our Science Degree Pathways

Marine & Freshwater Biology

Explore the aquatic environment, its importance in understanding climate

Biological Science

Develop your knowledge and research skills in a variety

Biomedical Science

Develop your understanding of the scientific investigation of human

Microbiology & Biotechnology

Develop specialist skills in food, medical and environmental microbiology

Our Faculty Members

Professor G. G. Senaratne

Chairman / Professor

Professor Senaratne is a leading researcher in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication industry in Sri Lanka.

Prof. Stanley Weerarathne

Director, GISM Research Group

BSc. Agri (Pera), PhD. (London), Former Chairman of Sri Lanka Sugar Cain Corporation

Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama

BSc. Biological Sciences- Biofertilizers, Soil biology, Environmental Microbiology. (Pera), PhD. Botany(Pera). Dr. Hiriburegama is an internationally recognized scientist and he is a member of the board of management of GISM and a visiting lecturer.

Mr. Raushan Siraj

BSc. Biotechnology, Chemistry and Microbiology (Bangalore University, India)  1st Class.  MSc. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UOM). Working as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and conducting several papers at GISM including, Biochemistry and Physiology.

Ms. Shenali Kathriarachchi

BSc.(Honours) 1st Class Microbiology and Biotechnology (Edinburgh Napier-UK). Ms. Shenali Kathriarachchi is a Visiting Lecturer attached to the GISM Campus. She is a proud product of GISM. Ms. Shenali completed her studied at GISM and transferred to Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Ms. Danesha Nanayakkara

BSc. in Agricultural Biology (2nd Upper) (UOP). MSc. in Plant Biology Conservation and Breeding (1st Class) (PGIA). Ms. Dhanesha Nanayakkara is an Assistant Lecturer attached to the Faculty of Sciences and the postgraduate course coordinator at the GISM Campus. She has two years of teaching experience and more than four years of research experiences.  Her teaching papers are Chemical Biology and Plant physiology at the GISM.

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has over 19,500 students, including those on-campus in Scotland and others studying on transnational programmes abroad and online. In 2016 this included nearly 9,500 international and EU students, from more than 140 nations worldwide.

Edinburgh Napier has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize twice. Its most recent win came in 2015, when it was recognised for its work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. Edinburgh Napier was previously awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2009 when the award was made for ‘Innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life’. This recognised the contribution made by the University’s Building Performance Centre towards improving sound insulation between attached dwellings.

Massey University

Massey University’s College of Sciences is research-led. It provide transformative learning experiences to prepare our students for success in their chosen field and deliver globally-relevant solutions to fundamental and applied scientific challenges. Massey University offers world-leading and unique programmes across our specialties. Their agriculture programme is no.1 in New Zealand according to global rankings and they offer the only veterinary programme in New Zealand ranked in the top 25 in the world. Massey University demands excellence in their sciences-related research. The College of Sciences brings together experts from several disciplines to further knowledge and make a difference in New Zealand and the world. The College of Sciences has developed close relationships with industry across their areas of expertise. They work with their partners on industry-relevant research and professional development and match final year students in some areas with companies to work on real world projects.