Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

@ Open University of Sri Lanka - OUSL

The BA is a 3 year programme starting at Level 3. Each year is divided into two semesters. Each semester you can offer courses worth a maximum of 18 credits. To complete the programme you need to have a total of 108 credits. Each year you will offer a combination of compulsory and elective courses. In addition, you will have to offer what are known as 'Continuing Education' courses. You can select up to 9 credits of CE courses each year. Some of the Continuing Education courses such as English are compulsory.

The BA in Social Sciences is a 3 year multi-disciplinary degree offered in the English medium. The BA in Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to obtain a multi-disciplinary social science training while also selecting a stream in which you can obtain a special orientation. Students who register for the BA can choose from the following 4 streams;

  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Society and Culture Studies


  • Completion of any Level 2 programme offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka, OR 
  • Three passes at the G.C.E. Advanced Level in any stream, OR 
  • An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka


3 Years

Course Level



Governance & Society

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P.O. Box 21 , Nawala , Nugegoda

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