Master of Arts in Sociology 

The course will be taught over a period of two academic years. In the First year of study, the candidates are required to take eight courses. The ninth unit will be the research design formulated as a reading course for which the candidates are expected to work with the supervisor assigned. In the Second year of study, candidates are expected to undertake one year of research on the basis of a topic and the research design that they have already come up with which has been approved by the Department. Throughout the planning and implementation of the research, the Department will provide input to the candidates through the supervisors assigned to each candidate. We expect all candidates to cultivate a close intellectual relationship with their supervisors to ensure the successful completion of their research, maintaining rigorous theoretical and methodological standards. Finally, the candidate is expected to produce a text in the form of a dissertation. We hope the intellectual climate offered by the Department beyond classes and supervisory input would be utilized creatively by candidates.

The entry requirements are:

i) B.A. Special Degree in Sociology from a recognized University with at least a second class honours
ii) General Degree in Arts with Sociology as a subject with first class or second class (upper division)
iii) B.A. Special Degree in Sociology with a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field.
iv) M.A.Q in Sociology
v) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sociology with at least a Merit Pass


For further information please contact:

Dr MTM Mahees

MA Coordinator
Department of Sociology
University of Colombo
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka

Telephone: +94 (0) 112500452