Master of Arts in Japanese Studies - MA(JS) 2024/26 (Two Year Programme) - Online Mode


Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.   View map

Next Intake 2024

1st Year

Semester 1
MAJS 6101 – Japanese History
MAJS 6102 – Agricultural and Industrial Development in Japan
MAJS 6103 – Japanese Economy
MAJS 6104 – Basic Japanese Language

Semester 2
MAJS 6201 – Japanese Culture and Society
MAJS 6202 – Management Philosophy and Practices in Japan
MAJS 6203 – Japanese Education
MAJS 6204 – Research Methods
MAJS 6205 – Japanese Technology

2nd Year

Semester 1
MAJS 6301 – Health and Population in Japan
MAJS 6302 – International Relations of Japan
MAJS 6303 – Environmental Issues in Japan
MAJS 6304 – Seminar on Japanese Study Research

Semester 2
MAJS 6401 – Dissertation

By-law of MJS

Duration: Two years
Weekend Programme
SLQF level: 10
Number of Credits: 60
Medium of Instructions: English

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institution in Japanese Studies; or
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree, with prior learning/work experience in Japanese Studies; or
  • A professional qualification from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of University of Colombo with prior learning/ work experience in Japanese Studies; or
  • Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelors degree or above) with relevant work experience in Japanese Studies as determined by the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of the University of Colombo; And
  • A good knowledge of English language and satisfactory performance at a selection test/ selection interview.

A person who wishes to apply for the FGS programmes shall forward the application to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, No.35/30, Pro. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Applications can be downloaded from ( the faculty website.
The students will be selected through an interview or a placement test or both.
The next intake will be announced via the website, at the time of calling for applicants.

Course Fee for Local Students

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-
Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Course Fee: LKR 244,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 24000/-
(Per one paper 2000*12)
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Course Fee for Foreign Students

Application Fee: 40 USD
Registration Fee: 65 USD
Course Fee: 3155 USD
Library Fee: 19 USD
Examination Fee: 309 USD
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/=
(LKR 2,500/= per card)

Course Coordinator

Ms. ACI Kinkini

Telephone: +94(0)718504516

Course Assistant

Ms. Rashmi

Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56