Diploma in English Language & Literature

The Diploma in English Language and Literature is a one-year academic programme designed to meet the needs of students who wish to enhance their English language and communication skills. This programme also introduces students to the major literary genres: poetry, fiction and drama.
For Whom
This programme will be of special interest to –

  • Those interested in developing their communication skills in English and gaining a basic knowledge of English Literature.
  • Teachers of English who wish to enhance their understanding and appreciation of English language and literature.
  • Those interested in obtaining a higher academic qualification in English

Programme Content

  • Advanced Reading Skills – LED3507
  • Advanced Writing Skills – LED3508
  • Advanced Grammar & Communication Skills – LED3509
  • Introduction to Poetry – LED3510
  • Introduction to Fiction – LED3511
  • Introduction to Drama – LED3512

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The selection test of the Diploma in English Language and Literature programme of OUSL would be conducted on 02nd July 2023 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Please see admission card for the test venue

Programme Code :
Programme Category:
Diploma Programme
Conducted by:
Dept. of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme Duration :
One Year
Medium :




All applicants must be over 18 and have:

• Passed the OUSL Certificate in Professional English (after 2012) with a minimum of 3 “C” grades, or
• Passed the OUSL Advanced Certificate in English for Business and Professional Communication Stage II, with a minimum of two (02) ‘B+’ grades in LSC 2212/ LEC 2504 and LSC 2214/ LEC 2406, and a minimum of two (02) ‘B-’ grades in LSC 2213/ LEC 2405 and LSC 2215/ LEC 2407, or
• Obtained a minimum of three (03) passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination, or
• Passed any foundation course offered by the OUSL, or
• An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the OUSL Senate,


• Pass the selection test for the above programme conducted by the Department of Language Studies.

Issuing Date for Applications:
  21st May 2023
Closing Date for Applications:
  20th June 2023
Selection Test Date:
  02nd July 2023
Programme commencing date :

Selection Test (Paper based at all RCs)

Date of Test – 02nd July 2023

Time – 10.00AM – 12.00 noon

Admission forms to be issued at the time of applying for the programme.

Local Students

Application Fee : Rs.  750.00

Registration Fee :         Rs:     500.00
Facility Fee:                   Rs:   2,500.00
Library Facility Fee :   Rs:       100.00
Tuition Fee :                  Rs: 50,400.00*
Course Material Fee:   Rs:     5,700.00

TOTAL                        Rs:  59,200.00

* Calculated at the rate of Rs. 1,680 per credit


Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 2,790*
 *: In addition to the above fee, are fundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.  

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

Address :
Department of Language Studies, Faculty of HSS
Contact :
Either Mr. Andi Schubert or Dr. Nimmi Menike , 0112881428
Email :

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