Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is offered by the following Faculties of the University of Kelaniya, under the auspices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies:

  i. Board of Study in Commerce & Management Studies

 ii. Board of Study in Humanities

iii. Board of Study in Medicine

iv. Board of Study in Science

 v. Board of Study in Social Science

vi. Board of Study in Computing

PhD applicants should submit a research proposal to FGS. This will be directed to the relevant Faculty and department upon consideration by the Board of Study. Supervisor/s will be appointed by the Board of Study, once the eligibility of the candidate is accepted, based on the proposal and a presentation made by the applicant to the senior academics of the Faculty/department. The duration of study for a PhD is three years, with extensions possible, on recommendations by the supervisor/s. Progress reports need to be submitted to FGS via the supervisor, every 06 months. Dissertation or thesis guidelines will be issued to the candidate once eligibility for a PhD is accepted. FGS encourages empirical research by its PhD candidates, so applicants should be prepared to conduct research, and not be depended solely on library sources or other secondary material.

 
Doctor of Business Administration

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Programs

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) program is offered by the following Faculties of the University of Kelaniya, under the auspices of FGS:

  i. Board of Study in Commerce & Management Studies

 ii. Board of Study in Humanities

iii. Board of Study in Medicine

iv. Board of Study in Science

 v. Board of Study in Social Science

vi. Board of Study in Computing

MPhil. applicants should submit a research proposal to FGS. This will be directed to the relevant Faculty and department upon consideration by the Board of Study. A supervisor will be appointed by the Board of Study, based on the proposal and a presentation made by the applicant to the senior academics of the Faculty/department. When the applicant is accepted as eligible for the MPhil, s/he becomes a candidate. The duration of study for an MPhil is two years, and the program consists mainly of research. Progress reports need to be submitted to FGS via the supervisor, every 06 months. Other requirements for the MPhil vary, according to the Faculty: for example, in the Faculty of Humanities, the candidate has to sit 02 qualifying papers in addition to writing the thesis. In the Faculty of Social Sciences, the candidate has to make two presentations to the evaluation panel before submission of thesis. Thesis guidelines are given to each applicant once the eligibility criteria are accepted.

The terms thesis and dissertation are interchangeable at the University of Kelaniya.

Application for MPhil Degree

Sample MPhil Viva

Course Fee

Application Fee - 2,000/=

People's Bank Account No - 055-1001-1-0667549

*Course Fee for Srilankan students

Board of Study
MPhil PhD
Commerce & Management Studies 565,000/= 805,000/=
Humanities 155,000/= 230,000/=
Science 155,000/= 230,000/=
Social Sciences 255,000/= 355,000/=
Medical Sciences
100,000/= 150,000/=

(with effect from 12th September 2017)