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

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Workshop on “The Future of Humanity Depends on Wetlands"

Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts will be organizing a workshop on “The...


Launching the e-journal of the Faculty of Arts

The official peer reviewed e-journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo...


Commencement of Academic Activities - 2015

The lectures for all the undergraduates of the Faculty of Arts, were commenced on...