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MAIR

     University of Colombo

         Department of International Relations

           MAster of Arts in International Relations – 2018

 

Applications are invited from qualified candidates to the above programme of study.

                                                         Duration: Two Years

 

Entry Requirements:

  1. Graduates with at least a Second Class from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification;
  1. Graduates with postgraduate qualifications in a relevant area of study; or
  2. Graduates in the Foreign Service of Sri Lanka or Graduates presently employed in foreign embassies or international organizations in Sri Lanka; or
  3. Candidates who possess qualifications/experience which are deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to the qualifications specified in clauses (i) and (ii).

Each application under clause (iii) or (iv) shall be considered on its merits.

Admission to the course will be made after an interview conducted by a Selection Committee. Candidates are required to submit photocopies of the degree and other relevant certificates together with their applications.

Course Fee: Rs. 300,000.00

                     First Installment:             Upon selection - Rs. 200,000.00

                     Second Installment:         Rs. 100,000.00 – Before commencement of Part II

 

Application Procedure:

 

Application form and course brochure can be obtained in person (by paying Rs. 3,000 to the People’s Bank/ any branch  (Reference No: 304053800001) from the Senior Assistant Registrar, Academic & Publications Branch, University of Colombo, 94, Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03.

Duly completed application form accompanied with the payment slip should be submitted to the

Academic & Publications Branch on or before 10th July 2017.

Contact:    Head, Department of International Relations (Tel: 0112500433) or

                   Lawanga 0773781239 for further details and

                   Visit Department of International Relations website for payment/ Bank details.

REGISTRAR

University of Colombo

UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
FACULTY OF ARTS
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


By-Laws made by the Council of the University of Colombo under Section 135 of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 and its subsequent Amendments.

Whereas the University of Colombo has been conducting the programme leading to the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations since 1996 under its By-Laws made in that year;

Whereas the said By-Laws have been subsequently amended by the University in 2010 and the said Degree programme has been conducted in terms of the said By-laws as amended in 2010 and that students have been registered under the said By-Laws whose registration is still in operation;

Whereas the University Grants Commission has published Qualification Framework norms, duration, credit points, etc. of different levels of academic qualification and has impressed upon the University to revise the existing programmes to bring them in line with the requirements in the published Qualifications Framework;

Whereas it has become necessary to revise and revamp the programme leading to the Degree of Masters of Arts in International Relations to bring it on par with the requirements laid down in the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework as updated and published by the University Grants Commission in 2015;

Whereas a new batch of students has been admitted to the University under the newly formulated curriculum which has already been approved by the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts, the Senate and the Council of the University of Colombo in terms of which approval the students have been following the said revamped and revised programme leading to the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations; and,

Whereas it has become necessary to enact By-Laws to prescribe the revised and revamped curriculum, and other provisions including those relating to procedural and substantive aspects of the Degree Programme,

The Council of the University of Colombo on the recommendation of the Senate and the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Colombo enacts the following By-Laws:

BY – LAWS


1. (1) These By-Laws may be cited as the Master of Arts in International Relations By-Laws No 20 of 2017.
(2) These By-Laws shall be deemed to have come into operations with effect from January 2017.

Part I – General
2. Subject to these By-Laws, a person may be awarded the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations (hereafter referred to as the Degree) if he/she:
(a) has been a duly registered student of the University of Colombo (hereafter referred to as the University) for the programme of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in International Relations (hereafter referred to as the Programme) of the University for the period prescribed by these By-Laws;
(b) has thereafter pursued the programme of study in the University to the satisfaction of the Vice-Chancellor as prescribed by these By-Laws, and other rules and regulations of the University;
(c) has satisfied the examiners at the prescribed written examination, term papers / presentations / continuous assessments and at the dissertation submitted embodying research on a topic approved by the Senate;
(d) has paid such registration, library, tuition, examination fees and other dues as may be payable by him/her to the University;
(e) has ensured that the registration continues to be in force; and
(f) has fulfilled all other requirements prescribed by these By-Laws, Regulations and Rules of the University.
3. (1) Application for registration for the Degree Programme shall be invited by notice in the electronic and print media.

(2) A person who wishes to become a candidate for the Degree Programme shall make an application to the Assistant Registrar/Senior Assistant/Deputy Registrar in charge of the subject when the said programme is advertised.
(3) The application shall be on the prescribed form providing the information as he/she shall be required to submit, including his/her qualifications for undertaking the programme of study.
(4) Where a late application is to be accepted an additional fee of 50% of the prescribed fee may be charged if the application is received within fourteen days from the deadline for applications.
4. There shall be a Coordinator for the programme and he/she shall, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of International Relations, be appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts from amongst the Senior Academic staff of the Department of International Relations.
5. (1) The relevant Registrar in charge of the subject shall refer to the Coordinator of the programme the applications received. The Coordinator, having examined the applications for necessary initial qualifications, shall call the eligible candidates for an interview to be conducted by a panel consisting of the Head of the Department of International Relations, the Programme Coordinator and two other Heads of Departments in the Faculty of Arts.
(2) If there are many eligible applicants seeking admission to the programme which is substantially in excess of the number that could be admitted, the Head of the Department of International Relations may direct the Coordinator to conduct an admission test before the interview. On the basis of the admission test and/or interview the panel shall recommend to the Faculty Board and the Senate the names of candidates to be selected for the programme.
6. (1) No candidate shall be registered for the programme unless he/she has the following qualifications:
(a) Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree at least with Second Class honours from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification (according SLQF criteria);
OR
(b) Candidates with postgraduate qualifications in a relevant area of study;
OR

(c) Candidates with two years’ experience in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service or graduates presently employed in foreign embassies or in international organizations in Sri Lanka;
OR
(d) Candidates who possess qualifications/experience which are deemed by the Faculty Board and the Senate to be equivalent to the qualifications specified in clauses (a) or (b).
(2) Each application under clause (c) or (d) above shall be considered on its merits.
7. If the number of persons who have applied or who have been registered for the course in any given academic year is not sufficient in the opinion of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts (hereafter referred to as the Faculty Board) to make the conduct of the course financially viable, the Faculty Board reserves the right not to conduct the course, subject to the University refunding any fees that may have been received.
8. (1) On acceptance by the Faculty Board and the Senate, a person shall forthwith register as a postgraduate candidate for the programme of study leading to the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations of the University. He/she shall pay the prescribed registration, tuition, library and other fees and deposits.
(2) Subject to these By-Laws, the minimum period for which a person shall be a registered candidate for the programme shall be two academic years and the maximum period shall be five academic years.
(3) Unless otherwise decided by the Faculty Board, the initial registration shall be valid for one academic year counted from the date of commencement of the programme (hereafter referred to as the first period of registration). Any registration after the lapse of the first period of registration shall be for a period of one academic year at a time which shall be the period of validity of such registration.
(4) No candidate shall be eligible to have his/her registration for the programme renewed after the expiry of five academic years from the date of first period of registration.
(5) The registration for the programme shall be deemed to have lapsed at the expiry of its period of validity. A candidate whose registration has so lapsed may renew his/her registration for a further period, provided that he/she is considered eligible for such registration by the Faculty Board. However, no registration shall be renewed after the expiry of four academic years from the end of the first period of registration.

(6) Notwithstanding anything stated to the contrary, the University shall have the right to cancel at any time the registration of a candidate for the programme after due process and for cause assigned.
9. (1) A person who is registered as a candidate for the programme shall devote his/her time to his/her studies at the University.
(2) No such candidate shall keep away from participating at lectures, discussions, seminars or leave the country or withdraw from examinations, or be absent from any class room test or any other forms of assessment without prior approval of the Faculty Board.

Part II - Course Details
10. (1) The Programme, unless otherwise decided by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board for special reasons, shall be of two academic years to be offered in four parts, namely:
(a) First Academic Year - Semester I & II, and
(b) Second Academic Year - Semester III & IV.
(2) In the first academic year, the candidate shall follow six course modules and take the different components of the Continuous Assessment as well as the End-of-Semester Examination. By the completion of the first academic year, the candidate shall also have prepared and submitted a research proposal for engaging in research work in the second academic year towards a dissertation.
(3) In the second academic year the candidate shall follow six course modules and take the different components of the Continuous Assessment as well as the End-of-Semester Examination. The candidate shall also engage in research work based on the research proposal submitted by him/her and as approved by the Faculty Board. The research work shall represent original study and findings under guided supervision.
(4) A candidate shall be allowed to submit the dissertation only after passing the first and second semester examinations of the first academic year.
(5) The medium of instruction and examination of the programme shall be English.
(6) The titles of course modules and their syllabi, course codes, credit points and other details of the programme in the first and second academic years are those given in Schedule I attached to these By-Laws.
(7) The Senate shall have power, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, to amend, add to, delete from or vary the course modules, their titles, syllabi, course codes, credit points and other details of the programme in the first and second academic years. Such amendments shall come into effect after due notice.

Part III – Assessment.

(1) Unless otherwise decided by the Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, the system of assessment of the performance of candidates at the course modules, other than Dissertation, shall take two components: Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester Examination.

(2) The Continuous Assessment component may take a variety of forms, including assessment based on participation at the lectures, discussions, seminars, taking short structured questions, class room tests and take home assignments, field work, reports, semester papers, seminar presentations and any other forms.
(3) The Continuous Assessment component of each course module, other than the Dissertation, shall be marked out of 50% of the total marks allotted for the course module and a minimum of two forms of assessment shall be employed to assess the performance of a candidate. Where the form of assessment is oral presentation, interview on a report, seminar presentation or any similar type, a minimum of two assessors must be present to conduct such assessment.
(4) The End-of-Semester Examination of each course module, other than Dissertation, may take the form of written examination - closed book; semi-open book; open book; and/or any other form of written examination in an examination hall setting.
(5) The End-of-Semester Examination of each course module shall be marked out of 50% of the total marks allotted to the course module. The performance of the candidates at the written examination shall be evaluated by not less than two independent examiners.
(6) The End-of-Semester Examination of each Semester shall be as far as possible held at the end of the relevant Semester, unless the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, decides otherwise.
(7) The course modules Research Methodology I (MAIR 6131) in Semester I and Research Methodology II (MAIR 7141) in Semester III will have a Pass/Fail grading at the Continuous Assessment only. There will not be any End-of-Semester Examination for these course modules.
(8) Candidates must secure a Pass grade for Research Methodology I (MAIR 6131) before they could advance to Research Methodology II (MAIR 7141) and/or submit their Dissertation (MAIR 7015) for evaluation.
(9) A candidate shall submit a Dissertation having undertaken research under guided supervision. The Dissertation shall be assessed by two independent examiners and the candidate may be subjected to a viva voce on the Dissertation.
12. (1) No person shall be eligible and/or permitted to take the End-of-Semester Examination unless he/she –
(a) has been registered as a candidate of Master of Arts in International Relations from the commencement of the relevant academic year;
(b) has fulfilled the requirement of a minimum 80% attendance at lectures, discussion & tutorial classes, seminars, other forms of instructions etc. of each course module and has been certified by the Coordinator to that effect;
(c) has ensured that his/her eligibility to enter the examination has been endorsed by the Head/International Relations;
(d) has ensured that he/she has paid the necessary examination fees and made other payments to the University duly in respect of the entire Examination or those course modules which he/she has been required to take, as the case may be; and,
(e) has ensured that his/her candidature for the Examination is duly registered with the Examinations Branch of the University.
(2) A candidate shall be issued the relevant admission card by the University to enter the Examination Hall where the End-of-Semester Examination is held once he/she satisfies the requirements mentioned in Clause (1) above.
13. (1) The Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, shall have the power to set down the rules governing the conduct of examinations and assessments as well as to deal with any situation for which rules have already not been made.
(2) All rules relating to examinations and assessments as contained in the Examination Procedures, Offences and Punishments Regulation, No.1 of 1986 and its subsequent amendments shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to or in relation to, the examinations and assessment of the programme.
(3) Subject to the above Clauses, the Head/International Relations may, in consultation with the Coordinator and the relevant course module teacher, prescribe the rules applicable to the Continuous Assessment component of such course module. Such rules may vary from course module to course module as well as from year to year. Such rules shall be tabled at the Faculty Board as soon as possible. No change of these rules can take place without giving adequate notice to the candidates of the programme.
(4) If any question arises as to the interpretation of any such rules referred to in sub-Clause (3) above, the Senate shall, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, make a decision on it.

Part IV – Written Examination
14. (1) A candidate shall take the End-of-Semester Examination at the very first occasion when it is held for the Semester after the completion of lectures and other forms of instruction.
(2) Any candidate who fails to take the End-of-Semester Examination at the very first occasion when it is held for the Semester after the completion of lectures and other forms of instruction shall, unless excused on medical grounds or any other valid grounds acceptable to the Senate, be deemed to have exhausted an attempt at taking the Examination when calculating the total number of attempts at which a candidate can take the Examination.
(3) No candidate shall be eligible to take the End-of-Semester Examination on more than two occasions (attempts) and in calculating the number of occasions (attempts) a candidate is eligible to take the Examination, the deemed attempt as referred to in sub-Clause (2) above shall also be taken into account.
15. (1) The rules relating to the progression of candidates from one Semester to the next Semester and / or from one Academic Year to the next Academic Year shall be laid down by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board. Provided that no candidate shall be eligible to take the End-of-Semester Examination of the Fourth Semester unless he/she has successfully completed the End-of-Semester Examination of the First Semester.
(2) Subject to the proviso laid down in the sub-Clause (1) above, the Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, shall have power to prescribe the rules relating to progression of candidates in the programme.
Part V – The Submission of the Dissertation
17. Every candidate as partial fulfilment of the Programme shall submit a Dissertation of 25000-30000 words.
18. The Dissertation shall represent sustained research carried out in the field of International Relations and be a presentation of original work incorporating analytical and/or critical review of the subject matter of research and study.
19. (1) The area of study of the Dissertation shall be notified before the commencement of the second academic year of study to the Higher Degrees Committee/Faculty Board/Senate. This shall not be changed except with the specific approval of the Higher Degrees Committee/Faculty Board/Senate.
(2) The title and scope of the Dissertation shall be submitted for approval of the Higher Degrees Committee and Faculty Board of the Faculty within three months of the date of commencement of the programme of study in Semester III.
(3) Any amendment to the title of the Dissertation shall be submitted for approval of the Higher Degrees Committee and Faculty Board of the Faculty through the Coordinator at least three months before the submission of the Dissertation.
(4) A candidate shall submit the Dissertation not earlier than 18 months from the date of registration and not later than three months after the date of completion of the End-of-Semester Examination of Semester IV.
(5) In addition to other rules and norms contained in these and other rules of the University, any act of plagiarism and copying shall be treated strictly and any candidate found to have engaged in any act of plagiarism and/or copying will be punished which punishment may include the cancellation of the registration at the programme.
(6) Each Dissertation shall be examined by two or more examiners.
(7) A candidate will be deemed to have passed at the Dissertation if he/she secures a Grade Point Value (GPV) of not less than 2.00.
(8) A candidate who does not obtain a GPV of not less than 2.00 shall be deemed to have been unsuccessful at the Dissertation and may resubmit the Dissertation once again provided he/she is eligible to resubmit the Dissertation and subject to the directions given by the examiners.
(9) When a Dissertation is accepted for the award of the Programme, two copies of the Dissertation shall be submitted to the University to be retained by the University.
Part VI – Criteria for Pass/Reference/Failure
20. (1) A candidate shall be deemed to have been successful at the programme leading to the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations if he/she has fulfilled all the requirements of the programme and has passed each of the course modules (by securing a GPV of not less than 2.00 at the Continuous Assessment
Components and in the End-of-Semester Examinations) of each of the four Semesters and the Dissertation.
(2) A candidate’s performance in the course modules and the Dissertation shall be graded according to the scheme given below and the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA) is carried out considering the Grade Point Value obtained for each course module and the Dissertation and the respective Credit Points allocated to each course module and Dissertation.
(3) Each of the course modules and the Dissertation shall carry a maximum GPV of 4.00.
(4) A candidate shall be deemed to have been successful at a course module if he/she obtains a GPV of not less than 2.00 for the course module.
(5) A candidate shall be deemed to have been successful at the Dissertation if he/she obtains a GPV of not less than 2.00 for the Dissertation.
(6) The Grade Point Average (GPA) of a candidate shall be arrived at by taking into consideration the Grade Point Value secured for each course module and the Dissertation by the candidate and the Credit Points allotted to the respective course modules and the Dissertation. Provided that the two course modules on Research Methodology (MAIR 6131 & MAIR 7141) in the First Semester and Third Semester shall not be taken into account when calculating the GPA, but the candidate should have secured a Pass grade for them.
(7) A candidate who has been successful at the examination leading to the award of the Degree, as per sub-Clause (1) above, may be awarded Distinction at the overall Examination if he/she obtains a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.67 for all the course modules and the Dissertation in the first period of his/her registration.
(8) A candidate who has been successful at the examination leading to the award of the Degree may be awarded Merit at the over Examination if he/she obtains a Grade Point Average of not less than 3.00 for all the course modules and the Dissertation in the first period of his/her registration.
(9)The following shall be the Scale of Assessment of a candidate’s performance at the programme:
12g the study period, a candidate accumulates Grade Point Values through continuous assessment and end of semester examination for the Course Modules and the Dissertation. These Course Modules carry varying Credit Points. From the Grade Point Values accumulated, a Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated taking the Credit Points of each module into consideration and using the following formula.
Where
and
are the Credit Points and the Grade Point Values obtained respectively for the nth Course Module.
Any calculated GPA shall be rounded to the second decimal place.
21. (1) A candidate shall be deemed to have been unsuccessful in a course module / Dissertation if he/she fails to obtain a GPV of not less than 2.00.
(2) A candidate who is unsuccessful in a course module/s shall take that course module/s on the very next occasion when the examination is held, provided he/she is eligible to take the examination.
(3) A candidate who is unsuccessful in the Dissertation shall resubmit the Dissertation with the immediate next batch subject to the instructions given by the examiners.
Range of Marks
Grade
Grade Point
Value
PASS/NOT COMPLETE
90-100
A+
4.00
80-89
A
4.00
75-79
A-
3.67
DISTINCTION
70-74
B+
3.33
65-69
B
3.00
MERIT
60-64
B-
2.67
55-59
C+
2.33
50-54
C
2.00
PASS
45-49
C-
1.67
Not Complete
40-44
D+
1.33
30-39
D
1.00
0-29
E
0.00
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(4) A written request for re-registration and to resubmit with the next batch shall be made by the candidate.
(5) A candidate who secures a GPV of not less than 2.00 for the course module at the repeated attempt and/or for the resubmitted Dissertation shall be deemed to have been successful at that course module and/or the Dissertation as the case may.
Part VII -Miscellaneous
22. The University shall inform the candidates who pass the examinations of the programme by publishing the names of candidates on the University notice board.
23. (1) The fees for application, tuition, examination, repeat examination, library facilities shall be determined from time to time by the Council of the University. The fees paid shall not be refunded.
(2) There shall be additional fees charged from repeat candidates as determined by the Faculty Board and the Council depending on the expenses to be incurred by the University to service their repeat attempts in the examination process.
(3) The fee payable for a certificate or statement of results or transcripts shall be determined by the Council.
(4) A fee shall be charged for replacement of a lost student identity card or a lost library card at rates determined by the Council.


Part VIII- Transitional Provisions
24. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in these By-Laws, the candidates who have already been registered under the provisions of the Master of Arts in International Relations By-Laws of 1996 as amended in 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the 2010 By-Laws) shall be entitled to continue their programme under and subject to those provisions. To that extent the provisions of the Master of Arts in International Relations By-Laws of 1996 as amended in 2010 shall be operative temporarily.
(2) The candidates who have already been registered under the 2010 programme shall enjoy a transition period of 5 years within which they shall be governed by those provisions to complete their degree according to the requirements of the 2010 programme.
(3) The candidates who have been registered under the 2010 programme and who have not successfully completed the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations under those provisions (the 2010 programme) may within a period of six months from these By-Laws come into effect apply to the
University that they be considered for transfer of registration for the programme under the present By-Laws.
Provided the Council reserves the right either to decline such request or to permit such request subject to such conditions as it may deem necessary to impose on the recommendations of the Faculty Board and the Senate.
25. (1) The Council, on the recommendation of the Senate and the Faculty Board may consider extending an exemption from following a course module and taking the examination of the course module subject to such conditions as it may deem fit and proper. This decision shall made by the Council on a case-by-case basis and its decision shall be final.
(2) The Council retains the discretion to deny any request made under sub-Clause (1) above if it thinks that granting the facility will be prejudicial to the interests of any stake holders.
Part VIII – Interpretation
26. In these By-Laws unless the context otherwise requires :
“Council” means the Council of the University of Colombo constituted by the Universities Act No .16 of 1978 and its subsequent Amendments.
“Registrar” means the Registrar, Acting Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Senior Assistant Registrar, Assistant Registrar and any other officer authorized to sign for and on behalf of the Registrar of the University of Colombo.
“Senate” means the Senate of the University of Colombo constituted by the Universities Act No 16 of 1978 and its subsequent Amendments.
“Faculty Board” means the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts, constituted under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and its subsequent Amendments.
“Dean” means the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
“Faculty” means the Faculty of Arts.
“Department” means the Department of International Relations
“Head/International Relations” means the Head of the Department of International Relations.
27. Any question regarding the interpretation of these By– Laws shall be referred to the Council whose decision thereon shall be final.
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SCHEDULE I
A student shall offer, in the first academic year (Sem. I & II) and the second academic year (Sem. III & IV) of the course of study leading to the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations, the respective subjects as given below and sit for the respective papers at First academic year (Sem. I & II) and Second academic year (Sem. III & IV) of the written Examination:
Academic Year
Semester
Unit Code
Name of the Course module
No. of Credits
First
One
MAIR 6115
Theories and Concepts in International Relations
05
MAIR 6125
Public International Law
05
MAIR 6131
Research Methodology- Part I
01
Two
MAIR 6215
International Organizations
05
MAIR 6225
International Political Economy
05
MAIR 6233
Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka
03
Second
Three
MAIR 7115
Global Geopolitics
05
MAIR 7125
Regional Cooperation
05
MAIR 7134
International Security
04
MAIR 7141
Research Methodology- Part II
01
Four
MAIR 7213
Study of Humanitarianism
03
MAIR 7223
International Politics
03
MAIR 7015
Dissertation
15
Total credits
60
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SCHEDULE II
Dissertation Evaluation Guideline
A dissertation for the Master of Arts in International Relations Programme should contain a main text of at least 20,000 words and should be no longer than 30,000 words including any tables and figures (or for quantitative theses between 70 – 100 pages including tables, equations and figures). Footnotes and bibliography are excluded. The philosophical, methodological or procedural, and synthetic or analytical scope of a thesis must be both deeper and broader than that of a term paper in course work. A dissertation bears a close correspondence to an academic monograph substantiating a specific view.
The dissertation will be evaluated under the following criteria:
Grade C
(Marks 50-59- GPV 2.00-2.33)
Dissertation is Grade C if it is acceptable in its present form or pending minor revisions. A dissertation may be Grade C if no substantive changes are required. Changes in the form of corrections to include typographical or grammatical errors, minor modifications to the dissertation may be recommended with a dissertation classified as Grade ‘C’.
Grade B
(Marks 60-74- GPV 2.67-3.33)
The dissertation of distinction must offer clear evidence of a performance at an outstanding level on all of the above criteria; demonstrate a very considerable depth and breadth of knowledge evidenced by a critical appreciation of the literature in all its extents, shows clear and outstanding ability to proceed to independent research.
Grade A
(Marks 75- 100- GPV 3.67-4.00)
Indicates a work of superlative quality, worthy of the highest academic grade and outstanding in terms of originality, research, argument and expression. Candidates with clearly demonstrable originality of thought, command of the field and research sophistication producing work of publishable quality in internationally refereed journals are candidates for this assessment.
Failed
(Marks below 49 -GPV below 1.67)
A dissertation will be failed if it requires substantive changes such as rewriting a chapter, reinterpretation of data, corrections to calculations or additional research in order to attain acceptable standards of coherence and integrity in argument and presentation.

     University of Colombo

Department of International Relations

MAster of Arts in International Relations – 2019/2020

 

Applications are invited from qualified candidates to the above programme of study.

Duration: Two Years

Entry Requirements:

  1. Graduates with at least a Second Class from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification;
  2. Graduates with postgraduate qualifications in a relevant area of study; or
  3. Graduates in the Foreign Service of Sri Lanka or Graduates presently employed in foreign embassies or international organizations in Sri Lanka; or
  4. Candidates who possess qualifications/experience which are deemed by the Faculty/Senate to be equivalent to the qualifications specified in clauses (i) and (ii).

Admission to the course will be made after an interview conducted by a Selection Committee. Candidates are required to submit photocopies of the degree and other relevant certificates together with their applications.

Course Fee: Rs. 325,000.00

                  First Installment: Upon selection - Rs. 200,000

                 Second Installment: (Before commencement of Second Academic yearRs. 125,000. 00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Application Procedure:

Application form and course brochure can be obtained in person (by paying Rs. 3,000 to the People’s Bank/ any branch (Reference No: 304054100014) from the Senior Assistant Registrar, Academic & Publications Branch, University of Colombo, 94, Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03.

 Duly completed application form accompanied with the payment slip should be submitted to the Academic & Publications Branch on or before 17th September 2018.

 

Contact:    Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda, Coordinator or Chaminda Padmakumara 0770523788 for further details.

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