Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences

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 (which is grade 5) with certified work experience equivalent to a minimum period of two (02) years, or
• An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the OUSL Senate.

Accepting on-line Applications:
 April 2023
Closing Date for Applications:
Programme Commencing Date:

Local Students

Application Fee  Rs 250/-

Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 1,230*
 *: In addition to the above fee, are fundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the 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 :
0112881417 / 0112881403/ 0112881034 / 0112881496
Email :

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