The practical relevance of Sociology in development activities is widely recognized throughout the world today. Graduate studies in Sociology essentially contribute to creating Sociologists with analytical and applied skills. The Department of Sociology of the University of Colombo has the expertise necessary to conduct advanced graduate studies programs to cater to this need.

The MA Program in Sociology is designed to give a wider academic training within the discipline of Sociology for those who already have a sound basic background in Sociology or Social Anthropology. Unlike many similar programs in the country, the MA Program in Sociology at Colombo University is based on the premise that a comprehensive training in Sociology must focus on both subject knowledges as well as research. Grounded upon this conviction, the MA program offers candidates a number of core courses which we believe are essential for a sound advanced training in Sociology along with a number of other specialized subjects that students can select based on their own interests.