The Certificate in Social Sciences is a Distance Education Certificate level programme offered by the Department of Social Studies of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. This programme has been designed to promote the educational needs of the employed adults and school leavers above 18 years of age, who have not had the privilege of formal Secondary Education. Those who complete this programme successfully will be able to follow the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. It is also an entry qualification to sit for the Selection Test for LL.B and Management degree programmes of the Faculty.

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Conducted by :
Dept. of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum Two years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Mass Communication,Sociology ,Economics,Political Science ,Law,History,Geography,Management
Any person with basic literacy and above 18 years of age is eligible to register for this programme.
Accepting on-line Applications:
From 05th march 2017
Closing Date for Applications:
20th April 2017
Programme Commencing Date:

  • Application fee (on-line)- Rs. 250/=
  • Registration fee - Rs. 400/=
  • Course fee (Local Students) - Rs. 17,500/= (per year)
  • Course fee (Foreign students) - Rs. 70,200/= (per year)
  • Facilities fee - Rs. 1500 /=

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

This Certificate programme is conducted by the Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the coordinator: Mr. Cecil Hilrey further details.

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