Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
FGS offers a variety of programs, ranging from postgraduate diploma level to doctoral level. Currently, there are over thirty five programs offered by the various Faculties and institutions, leading to a Master’s degree. Some of the courses are based only on course work, while others are based on research, and some others are a mix of course work and research. Course work at FGS means face-to-face teaching as in a traditional university. These courses are usually conducted during weekends or evenings, to enable people who are already employed to enhance their knowledge and skills. In order to be more accessible, FGS hopes to be in a position to launch distance learning modules in the near future.
Postgraduate study at MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) levels are possible in each Faculty of the University of Kelaniya. These programs tend to build on the skills acquired at undergraduate and Master’s levels. They involve an applicant being assigned to a supervisor for guidance in conducting research. The applicant and supervisor/s work together to achieve the objectives of the research program. If you have no previous experience in conducting research, it would be best to register for a Master’s level program before attempting an MPhil or PhD. This is because most Master’s level programs include modules on research methodology.