The Department of Demography of the University of Colombo is conducting a two-year M.A. Programme in Demography. This provides an opportunity for further study in the field of population for persons who possess a sound academic background in Population Studies/ Demography and work experience in the field of population or a related discipline. The M.A. Degree Programme is by course work and research combined, which takes two years for completion on a full time basis. The M.A. programme will have components of course work and research. The course work will consist of two lecture course units namely, Advanced Demographic Analysis and Social Research Methods, and a Reading Course on Population Studies. After completing course work, student shall work on the research proposal approved by the Department of Demography for the M.A. Thesis.