Master of Science in Security & Strategic Studies

@ Kotelawala Defence University - KDU

+94 11 2 635268

2 Years

The Faculty of Graduate Studies of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in collaboration with the Department of Strategic Studies, has introduced a Masters of Science Security and Strategic Studies programme (MSSS). MSSS envisions developing a strategic community and broadening their horizons in order to serve the national interest of Sri Lanka. The Masters Programme is in line with the view to educate participants, on established and emerging knowledge in Security and Strategic Studies as an interdisciplinary field of study. Further it will  also analyze various theories, concepts, methodologies and techniques related to Strategic Studies in order to broaden their knowledge. 

Moreover, the programme is designed in accordance with the Sri Lankan Qualification Framework, published by the Ministry of Higher Education and it’s academic standard is equivalent to Sri Lanka Qualifying level 8 where minimum of 60 academic credits are required to be earned. It is designed by a panel of senior academics and professionals from reputed universities/institutions in Sri Lanka ensuring a high academic standard to facilitate participants to complete MSc in Security & Strategic Studies in two academic years while in service. Facilitator assisted learning sessions will be held on every other weekend at KDU and the rest of the learning is through assignments/independent learning and a dissertation carried out at the participant’s own convenience. The medium of instructions is English and all the lectures are webcasted through m-learning platform of KDU.

Eligibility Criteria

A person is eligible for admission to the programme of study leading to the MSc in Security and Strategic Studies, provided he/she meets one of the following conditions.

a. He / She is a Commissioned Officer having a Bachelor’s Degree with 1st Class honours from a recognized university with minimum of one (01) year of service.

b. He / She is a Commissioned Officer having a Bachelor’s Degree with 2nd Class honours from a recognized university with minimum of two (02) years of service. 

c. He / She is a Commissioned Officer in the rank of Captain / Lieutenant / Flight Lieutenant with a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with minimum of three (03) years of service.

d. He / She is a Commissioned Officer in the rank of Major/ Lieutenant Commander / Squadron Leader and above with minimum of ten (10) years of service. 

How To Apply

A person who wishes to be a candidate of the Masters Degree Programme shall make an application to the respective Service Commander / Inspector General of Police / Head of  epartment/Organization who will submit these applications to the Registrar-KDU with their  recommendations. All applicants will be required to pass an interview conducted by KDU.

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