Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

SLQF Level: SLQF 11

Medium: English

Duration of the Programme: Two Years

Application Period : Dates will be notified soon

Application Fee: USD 15000

Application process/guidelines/link to the webpage:

A person who wishes to be a candidate for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in the Faculty shall obtain the prescribed application form and the prospectus on payment of the prescribed fees.

Every application for enrolment must be made in duplicate on the prescribed forms obtained from the Academic and Publications Branch, University of Colombo together with a concept paper as described in sub paragraph 5.5, on the payment of a non-refundable application processing fee.  If an application form is downloaded from the Internet, payment of the application processing fee should be made at the time of submission of the completed application form.

Only the applications complete with relevant documents as specified in the application form will be processed.

The concept paper shall be of 1000 words and shall include an introduction,

Objectives, justification, research problem, methodology, and a brief bibliography,    on the subject matter of proposed research which the candidate wishes to undertake.

Registration Procedures

On acceptance of his/her candidature by the Faculty Board and the Senate an applicant shall register provisionally as an MPhil student of the University within a month to follow the relevant Programme of study.

He/she shall pay the prescribed nonrefundable provisional registration, partial tuition and any other fees as are prescribed by the University, at the time of registration or enrolment.

The candidate shall be initially registered for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) with an opportunity for upgrading to the Ph. D. level, on the basis of his/her performance during the first year of study, except where the candidate has already obtained a Degree of Master of Philosophy from a recognized University, in which case he/she may be directly registered at the Ph. D. level.

Admission requirements:

  1. Good command of English acceptable to the Faculty
  2. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institution by the UGC;
  3. Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in SLQF) with relevant work experience as determined by the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Education and Senate of the University of Colombo.

Programme fee for the international students: USD 8000

Payment period: In two installments within one year of registration in the programme

Dr. Jeevani Herath