The BA in Social Sciences is a 3 year study programme starting at Level 3. Each year is divided into two semesters. During each semester you can offer courses worth a maximum of 18 credits. To complete the programme you need to have a total of 108 credits. Each year you will offer a combination of compulsory and elective courses. In addition, you will have to offer what are known as 'Continuing Education' (CE) courses. You can select up to 9 credits of CE courses each year. Some of the CE courses, such as English, are compulsory.

This 3 year multi-disciplinary degree offered in the English medium offers you the opportunity to obtain a multi-disciplinary social science training while also selecting a stream in which you can obtain a special orientation. Students who register for the programme can choose from the following 4 streams:

      1. Economics and Development Studies
      2. Communication Studies
      3. Politics and International Relations
      4. Society and Culture Studies

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 03 Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Economics, Sociology, Mass Communication, Politics and International Relations
Completion of any Level 2 programme offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka,
Three passes at the G.C.E. Advanced Level in any stream,
An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Accepting on-line Applications:
From 05th march 2017
Closing Date for Applications:
20th April 2017
Programme Commencing Date:


  • Application fee (on-line)- Rs. 350/=
  • Registration fee - Rs. 400/=
  • Course fee (Local Students) - Rs. 37,800/= (per year)
  • Course fee (Foreign students) - Rs. 151,200/= (per year)
  • Facilities fee - Rs. 1500 /=
  • Library fee - Rs. 100/=

Please note that 60% of the fee should be paid at registration.

This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the coordinator

Address :
Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
Email :
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