Undergraduate courses consist of three-year general degree (BA) Programs and four-year special degree (BA Hons.) Programs.
The duration of a general degree course is three years including the first year study.
Undergraduate courses consist of four-year special degree (BA Hons.) Programs. Students who wish to follow four-year History special degree must select,
1.HIS 1101 Introduction to History
2. HIS 1202 Sri Lanka and world History
in the first year.
To read for a four year degree in History it is compulsory to obtain at least one (A-) and (B) grade for HIS 1101/HIS 1202
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
MA In History (Research)
This course is designed to give first year students a basic understanding of the nature of history as a branch of knowledge. It will examine the philosophical and epistemological issues that influence
MPhil. In History
This course is designed to give first year students a basic understanding of the nature of history as a branch of knowledge. It will examine the philosophical and epistemological issues that influenc