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
  • Completed junior secondary level, which is grade 9 or equivalent, or
  • Completed primary education with certified work experience equivalent to a minimum period of 02 years or
  • An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate, AND Should be 18 years of age or above
  • Accepting on-line Applications:
    14th July 2019 
    Closing Date for Applications:
    27th August 2019
    Programme Commencing Date:
     October 2019
    • Rs. 770 per credit (Total credits for main courses per year will be 30)
    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 :
    0112881417 / 0112881403/ 0112881034 / 0112881496
    Email :
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