The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, without deviating from the great vision and mission of the university, has been able to extend its educational and research offer in line with the national demand of the country. All the degree programmes in the curriculum which are continuously being reviewed and developed are designed to produce globally responsible and socially responsive graduates with broad knowledge and skills related to the respective study areas.


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the development of the community and the nation at large through the dissemination and enhancement of knowledge enriched with the country’s cultural heritage.

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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences conducts degree programs under 30 different study fields.

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Diploma & Certificate

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences conducts varies type of Diploma and Certificate Courses under different fields of studies.

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The Post Graduate faculty situated in the same premises of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura provides an ideal environment for intellectual activities, particularly in interdisciplinary areas.

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External Degrees

The external degree programmes offered by The External Degrees and Extension Courses Unit of the University of the Sri Jayewardenepura provides a brilliant opportunity to accomplish the dream of obtaining a degree.

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Conferences & Journals

Vidudaya Journal of FHSS

The inaugural research conference of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences was held in 2012 whose success has inspired a series of such annually held international research conferences hosted by the Faculty. Throughout the years, scholars and professionals from different parts of the world have assembled here for the purposes of sharing and disseminating research-based knowledge, thus contributing more and more to the widening of horizons of theoretical and practical understanding of the different disciplines involved in the main areas of the humanities and social sciences. From its inception, the IRCHSS research tradition has been carried forward in its true research spirit by all its chairpersons, secretaries and the conference teams of each consecutive year.

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Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD) is a research conference organized annually by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. It will be held for the fourth time in June this year, 2020. Through this conference, VURD creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate research endeavors. The conference will also stimulate interaction between students and faculty, while encouraging undergraduates to pursue higher degrees through advanced research. Each student selected to be a presenter will be individually contributing to the academic achievement of the University.

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2nd International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura is one of the very first conference in this field of studies in Sri Lanka. ICICH will be conducted under the theme “Enriching Global Citizens through Traditional Insights” which promotes folklore research among the academia.

The conference encourages research findings from various fields such as Animal lore, Plant lore, Food culture, Traditional medicine, Traditional knowledge, Folk Art and Craft, Folk Medicine, Folk Drama, Folk Tale, Traditional Heritage, Folk dancing, Supernatural belief systems, Religion and Magic, Folk Poems etc.

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1st National Action Research Conference on Higher Education (NARCHE 2021) organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be held on 16th September 2021.

Submit your extended abstract on or before 10th May 2021
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Vidyodaya Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (VJHSS) is the official journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. VJHSS is open access and peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

This peer-reviewed journal publishes two issues annually and invite original research articles from diverse disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Buddhist Civilization, Buddhist Philosophy, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Mass Communication, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology and Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Statistics, Sociology and related fields.

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