Master of Regional Development and Planning – The Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Colombo

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Regional development is an area that is vital to Sri Lanka in the context of regional disparities that currently exist between nine provinces. Therefore regional development is a subject that draws the attention of policy makers, economists, geographers and the general Public.

Course Outline:
This one year program leading to the Master of Regional Development and Planning will include 12 course units of 45/60 hours duration of each, in which six are compulsory units and two others are optional. There shall be one examination paper on each course unit except Extended Essay/ Project work for the final examination. Each paper shall be of three (3) hours duration.
Medium and Methods of Instruction 

The medium of instruction. will be English.
There will be eight courses and an extended essay as indicated below: Compulsary Course modules (6)

Admission Criteria:

(a) First or Second Class Honours in the First Degree in a related field of the Masters study programme
(b)Postgraduate Diploma in a related field conducted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies or any other Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant subject from a recognized University

(c) Master Degree in any other related field
(d) Professional qualification from a recognized body in a related field with two years relevant experience acceptable to the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Senate of the University of Colombo
(e) Bachelors Degree in any other discipline or any other equivalent qualification with two years experience in the relevant field acceptable to the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Senate of the University of Colombo


(f) A good knowledge of English and experience in computer operation.

Application fee Rs. 2000/-
Registration fee Rs. 5000/-
Course fee Rs. 75,000/-
Library fee Rs. 1500/-
Examination fee (per paper) Rs. 2000/-
Refundable Library Deposit Rs. 5,000/-

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    University of Colombo, Colombo 3

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Location: University of Colombo, Colombo 3

One Comment

  1. jasmin.ranjith dilip kumar
    jasmin.ranjith dilip kumar May 2, 2017 at 10:03 am .

    hi can i get duration & study period weekdays or weekend in master of regional development planning programme

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