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Master of Arts in Development Studies and Public Policy
This MA Degree is offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Marga Institute to uplift the standards in education and research in Development and Policy Studies through integrative social sciences. In other words, this programme will enable to build skills and capacities of graduates in different academic disciplines to work in the development sector, nationally and internationally, This is of two years’ duration in the English medium.
The MA Programme consists of thirteen regular courses and one Continuing Education course to be offered in 4 semesters, with the subject matter arranged as modules dealing with Historical, Theoretical, and Thematic issues relating to development. This programme consists of 45 credits worth of regular courses, 3 credits worth of Continuing Education Courses and 15 credits worth of research work.
A degree from a recognized university with at least one year of work experience in the fields of planning, administration and implementation of development projects, OR
Secured an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka with at least one year of work experience in the fields of planning, administration and implementation of development projects
Selection through an interview conducted by the Department of Social Studies whenever the need arises.
This Post Graduate Degree programme is conducted by the department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Marga institute. Contact the coordinator, Dr. Madhubhashini Galagedarage for further details.