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:

  1. Board of Study in Commerce & Business Management

  2. Board of Study in Humanities

  3. Board of Study in Medical Sciences

  4. Board of Study in Science

  5. Board of Study in Social Sciences

  6. 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.

Course Fee

Application Fee - LKR 2,000/=

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

Board of Study
Local Students Foreign Students
MPhil MPhil
Commerce & Business Management
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
565,000/= to be notified
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
155,000/= LKR 22,000 + USD 2,000
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
155,000/= LKR 22,000 + USD 2,000
Social Sciences
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
255,000/= to be notified
Medical Sciences
100,000/= to be notified
(with effect from 28th October 2019)
257,000/= to be notified


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University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

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