The Postgraduate Degree Programme of Department of History

Course

 Post Graduate Courses are the study of a particular subject within a wider subject area and is the basic building block of a postgraduate qualification. A course includes lectures; assessment such as assignments, essays, reports, tests and exams; and either tutorials or presentations.
8.1 Registration procedure for the Postgraduate Programme in history is as follows:
Master of Arts / Master of Philosophy Programmes

The following students may directly register for M.A; M.Phil degree programmes.

  • Applicants who have obtained a 1st or 2nd Class in the Special Degree Examination in Arts this University or its equivalent from a recognized university in the subject(History) in which the applicant proposes to registrar for a Master’ degree programme;
  • Applicants who have obtained a 1st or 2nd Class (Upper Division) in the General/ Combined Degree Examination in Arts of this university or its equivalent from a recognized university with a grade not less than a ‘B’ in the subject in which the applicant proposes to register for a Master’s Degree programme;
  • Applicants who have obtained a distinction/merit pass in the Postgraduate Diploma Examination of this University or its equivalent from a recognized university in the subject which the candidate proposes to register for a Master’s Degree progarmme;

Department Profile

Department of History offers various courses for the following degrees

            1 M.A. Stream I- (one year)

            2. M.A. Stream II (two years)

            3. M.Phil.

            4. Ph.D

Duration of PG Program of History

            The duration of each course is:

MA Programme
Stream I (One Year)

  1. Eight subject-related courses

Stream II: (Two Years)
(a)        Six subject-related courses
                    
                        (b)        A dissertation

   Courses for M.Phil. Degree Programme:

(a)   Six subject-related courses

(b)  A dissertation

Ph.D. Programme:

  1.  No Course work 
  2. Thesis  

Duration

1. The Period for the completion of the requirements for Doctor of Philosophy is 3-5 years

2. Students are admitted to the Ph.D. programme any time of the year.

Research Dissertation or Thesis

  1. MA (Research) students must submit a thesis with less than 20,000 words.
  2. M.Phil students must submit a thesis with less than 60,000 words.
  3. Ph.D students must submit  thesis with less than 80,000 words

 
All students who desire to submit a research thesis must follow the steps mentioned below

  1. A postgraduate candidate must submit and present his/her synopsis to Departmental Higher Degree Committee (DHC) to obtain approval from the Department.
  2. Once approved the DHC must forward it to the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee for approval at the Faculty level.

Offering Course from Department of History

            HIS- 601  Historical Methodology and Historiography
            HIS- 602 Selected Themes in Sri Lankan History up to 1500.
            HIS 603 Selected Themes of Sri Lankan History II From 1500 A.D. to the Present Day.
            HIS- 604 Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia.
            HIS- 605  Political Developments and Ethnic Relations in 20th Century Sri Lanka.
            HIS 606  Religion and Cultural Revivalism in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
            HIS 607  Political and Constitutional Development of Sri Lanka in the 20th Century.
            HIS - 608 Ethno Nationalism and Separatist Politics in South Asia since Independence.
            HIS- 609  Power Politics in the Indian Ocean since the World War II.
            HIS 610  Women in Sri Lanka History from Earliest Time to the Present Day.
            HIS 611  Economic History of Sri Lanka in the Pre Colonial Era.
            HIS- 612 Social Theories and Institutions in the Indian Sub- continent to 1200 A.D.
            HIS 613.  Political Theories and Institutions the Indian Sub Continent to 1200 A.D.


All courses are not offered annually but a selected number of seven or eight courses are offered for M.A/ M.Phil students.

Evaluation methods is continuous Assessment for which two methods are used

  1.  Assignments or Presentations ( Total 02 for each course) 40%
  2. Final written examination   60%

            Any student who fails to obtain at least 50 marks out of 100 with a minimum of 20 marks for the assignment and 30 marks for the final written examination in any subject related course shall be required to repeat that course.

 

 
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