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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.




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 HSS

The 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, invites researchers from around the world to submit their abstracts for presentation at IRCHSS 2023, to be held in a hybrid format on 16th and 17th March 2023. IRCHSS 2023 will feature a wide range of talks on humanities and social sciences and a symposium on English Language Teaching and Learning.

IRCHSS 2023 Abstract Submission 

Submit your abstract on or before 30th May 2022


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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Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD 2021) organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura under the theme of “Achieving Greatness” focusing on uplifting the skills of the final year undergraduates and provide an exposure to ascertain and share novel knowledge through research related to the fields of humanities and social sciences.

VURD will be held for the 5th time from 14th to 16th December this year, 2021.  The conference will stimulate interaction between students and faculty, while encouraging undergraduates to pursue higher degrees through advanced research. 

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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. This conference enables the researchers to present their new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied learning, teaching and assessment and the participants to critically evaluate and absorb the good practices into their teaching, learning and assessment.

Submit your extended abstract on or before 10th June 2021 (Submission Deadline Extended)
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3rd 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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