Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology


This programme is structured for individuals interested in understanding the discipline of Psychology and its many subfields using the open, distance and flexible platform facilitated by the OUSL.

The main objective of the programme is to provide students with comprehensive knowledge in the main theoretical domains of Psychology and practical skills applicable to the Sri Lankan context. The courses are designed to enable students to use a range of research skills and methods while adhering to ethical standards of the discipline while carrying out independent research projects. We also aim to facilitate the learners to develop critical analysis of practical, theoretical and ethical issues in Psychology, as they prepare for further learning or gaining practical experiences in the field under supervision.

To obtain this Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, students will be required to complete courses at the Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. Courses at each year comprise a total of 30 credits, with a cumulative total of 120 credits for all four years of the programme.


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Programme Category :

Undergraduate Programme

Conducted by :

Dept. of Psychology & Counselling, Faculty of Health Sciences

Programme duration :

Minimum 4 years

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Applicants should possess the following qualifications

  1. 1.Obtained a minimum of:
  1. Three (03) Pass grades in one sitting at the G.C.E. A/Level Examination, in any stream of study, or,
  2. C grades or equivalent in 60 credits at Levels 1 and 2 from among the Foundation Courses of the OUSL in Science/Social Sciences, or,
  3. an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate


  1. 2.S Pass for English at the G.C.E. O/Level examination


  1. Pass the selection test and viva voce conducted for the purpose of admission


Issuing of Applications:

22nd April 2018

Closing Date for Applications :

22nd May 2018

Selection Test Date :

03rd June 2018

Viva voce (selected applicants only) 28th & 29th June 2018


Application Fee: Rs. 600/= (Inclusive of selection test fee)

Further Details

This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Psycology & Counselling at the, Faculty of Health Sciences.Download Prospectusor contact Head of the Department G.P Gamage for further details. 

Address :

Dept. Psychology & Counselling, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka

Contact :

011 288 1000 - ext 702

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