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Master of Arts Degree by Research

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE| MAR  BY RESEARCH

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MA COURSES

The main objective of the MA courses is to train candidates who can envision an independent research and writing career in one of the following specializations offered at PGIAR:

  1. ARCHAEOLOGY (AR)
  2. MUSEOLOGY (MU)
  3. HERITAGE (HR)
  4. ART HISTORY (AH)

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject with a class, and passing a minimum of 2 qualifying papers or 2 course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 2, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject and passing a minimum of 4 qualifying papers or 4 course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 4, or
  • Special Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject with a class, or
  • A pass in the relevant Postgraduate Diploma offered by PGIAR, or
  • Professional or any other qualification recognized by the Board of Management of PGIAR and accepted by the FGS and the Senate of the University of Kelaniya. Such candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 3 qualifying papers or 3 course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 3, or
  • Professional qualifications approved by the UGC for admission to Masters programs in the Universities and Higher Educational Institutions in Sri Lanka. Such candidates will be required to pass a minimum of 3 qualifying papers or 3 course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 3.

COURSE STRUCTURE

These are 60-credit, Two-year (6-semester) research degrees. The MA Degrees have no taught courses; however considering a candidate’s research interests 3 to 4 thematic electives will be required to take as would be approved by the Boards of Study of PGIAR.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MA BY RESEARCH DEGREE

Two Years (6 Semesters) + 60 Credits for the 10000 to 20000 Words MA Thesis with a B+ Grade + Thematic Electives + 30 days Field Experience Period + Viva Voce + Comprehensive Examination

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