Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (MBA in HRM)

    The MBA in HRM strives to build capacity of HR professionals enabling them to strategically align people to work towards overall goals of an organization. This MBA programme will motivate HR professionals to build on their industry experience and widen their horizons in conceptual knowledge, innovative techniques applicable in the field, and enhance their skills to perform more effectively in the HR profession.

  • Commonwealth Executive Master of Business / Public Administration

    The Commonwealth Executive MBA and MPA are two of the well-established Master's Degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Management Studies of the OUSL in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Vancouver, Canada. The programme, which commenced in 2002, will be enrolling its 12th batch of students this year.

  • Master of Arts in Development Studies and Public Policy

  • Master of Arts in Teacher Education (International)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Literature in a Second Language Context

  • Master of Education

  • Master of Education in Special Needs Education Degree Programme

  • Master of Energy Management (MEM)

    Sustainable power generation and utilization have become critical global issues, especially in the backdrop of depleting fossil fuel reserves and global environmental impacts. With the sharp increase in demand for electricity in domestic as well as commercial and industry sectors, Sri Lanka has to seriously pay attention to sustainable generation and use of energy to alleviate unfavorable impacts.

  • Master of Laws in Criminal Justice Administration

  • Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology

    The Programme in Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology is designed for biologists,veterinarians and medical personnel who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in a comprehensive range of aspects covering Medical Entomology and Parasitology. This programme consists of a broad range of modules that cater to persons currently engaged or seeking careers in health-related public and private sectors, research, academia and for further postgraduate study. The programme is offered once, every two academic years.

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science

    The Master of Science in Environmental Sciences [MSc in Env. Sc.] is a programme of study developed in recognition of the importance of environmental concerns in today's world.The programme aims to provide academic knowledge and training needed to tackle environmental problems through a multi-disciplinary approach. The MSc (Env.Sci) programme involves courses from four faculties (Natural Sciences, Engineering Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences & Education) of the OUSL. This represents the multi -disciplinary nature of the programme.

  • Master of Science in Structural Engineering

    The ‘Master of Science in Structural Engineering’ programme provides an innovative approach to manage complex problems with an integrated perspective. The proposed curriculum hopes to train Civil Engineers to apply their technical understanding of systems in engineering, design, and implementation to develop strategies to make economical, healthy, and sustainable environments.

  • Master of Technology - Apparel production and Management

    This program is designed with emphasis on the apparel sector, to produce executive managers who will successfully manage and lead industrial or national organizations in the manufacturing field. It provides knowledge to understand the behavior of global operation systems and methods of adapting that knowledge to the local industry. The program could be completed either by research or course option

  • MBA in Human Resource Management

    The MBA in HRM strives to build capacity of HR professionals enabling them to strategically align people to work towards overall goals of an organization. This MBA programme will motivate HR professionals to build their industry experience and widen their horizons in conceptual knowledge, innovative techniques applicable to the field, and enhance their skills enabling them to perform more effectively in the HR profession. Provision of higher educational opportunities for a wide audience across geographical boundaries can be identified as one of the key features of this MBA in HRM programme. Further the unique collaboration between the practitioners from the industry and the academia enables the integration of conceptual and experiential learning which encourages the participants to add value to the practice of the HRM. Faculty of Management Studies adopts learner-friendly methods of delivery where the participants could learn and earn the MBA in HRM at their own pace.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Technology - Apparel production and management

    This program is designed with emphasis on the apparel sector, to produce executive managers who will be competent to successfully manage and lead industrial or national organizations in Apparel manufacturing field.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Bilingual Education (BE)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in English (PGDip PPE)

    An innovative one-year intensive English language enhancement and communication course offered by highly experienced and qualified faculty. The program has a strong practice orientation and integrates insights from key stakeholders in the industry -- backed by the academic excellence of the Postgraduate Institute of English and The Open University of Sri Lanka.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts In Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)