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Master of Arts Degree Program (By Research) - MA

Course Duration – 02 Years


  1. Buddhist Studies
  2. Pali
  3. Sinhala
  4. Sanskrit
  5. Archeology
  6. History
  7. Sociology
  8. Education Science
  9. Philosophy


  • A Bachelor’s Honors Degree from a recognized university or
  • Bachelor’s General Degree from a recognized university or
  • Having passed the Final Examination of the Society of Oriental Studies, Sri Lanka or
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed to be acceptable by the Senate of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka

Research Proceeding

  • The student should make a presentation of 20 minutes before senior academics of the respective faculty within 03 months of the registration for the course.
  • Within 06 months of the first presentation, the presentation of Review of Literature should be presented   

Word Count of Thesis

  1. Thesis should be 50,000 to 60,000 words.


  • Upon the completion of the thesis in accordance with guidelines and directions of the University, three copies of the thesis with soft copy should be handed over to the UPEDEC.



  • The respective supervisors are appointed by the Senate under the recommendation of Higher Degree Committee of UPEDEC.

VIVA VOCE Examination

  • Upon the receiving of the relevant reports of the thesis, the VIVA VOCE presentation is held. There, a full detailed analysis on the research should be presented within 20 minutes.


  • Application Fee 1,000.00
  • Registration Fee 5,000.00
  • Course Fee            36,500.00
  • Supervising Fee            15,000.00
  • Library Fee 2,500.00
  • Total            60,000.00

Other Fees

  • Library Fee (Refundable)       5,000.00
  • Renewal of Registration       5,000.00
  • Result Sheet       1,000.00
  • Degree Certificate       1,500.00
  • Translation of result sheet (including local registration fee) 1,500.00
  • Translation of result sheet (including overseas registration fees) 2,500.00


  • Sinhala / English

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