Postgraduate Diploma & MA In Historical Studies

Rationale
Since January 2007 history is taught in government schools in Sri Lanka as a separate subject from year 6 to year 11 onwards. Furthermore English medium private schools that follow the national curriculum have proliferated throughout the island and have become the main provider of employment for our recently passed out History graduates. Most of them, however, are recruited immediately after graduating without any prior training or experience in teaching. As the principal national university producing quality graduates with a Special Degree in History or General degree graduates having studied History as a subject the University of Colombo, building on its existing strengths has a critical role to play in two ways, through the creation of the two following programs: