Welcome to Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is the largest in the University of Colombo in terms of student enrolment. The faculty has nine academic Departments and several teaching Units offering courses in the field of Social Sciences. Apart from undergraduate BA courses, several Departments offer courses for Diploma, Masters and Ph.D degrees. Many students who successfully complete Special BA Degrees, eventually register for postgraduate degree programs offered by the Faculty.

Message from the Dean

Prof. Athula Ranasinghe

The Faculty of Arts is the largest in the University of Colombo in terms of student enrolment. The faculty has nine academic Departments and several teaching Units offering courses in the field of Social Sciences. Apart from undergraduate BA courses, several Departments offer courses for Diploma, Masters and Ph.D degrees. Many students who successfully complete Special BA Degrees, eventually register for postgraduate degree programs offered by the Faculty. 

The Faculty of Arts has responded in various ways to the challenges and problems of  higher education and employment. The introduction of the Course Unit System in 1998 was a major step towards offering greater... Read More

Latest News

International Conference - 2014

The Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, will hold an International...


Representing Chess Olympiad - 2014

Ms Supeshala Thilakawardena, a first year undergraduate of the Faculty of Arts (...


‘Paduru Patiya’ - 2014

Senior undergraduates of the Faculty of Arts will be organizing a ‘Paduru...