Psychology, B.A. | University of Peradeniya | Kandy, Sri Lanka
48 months
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The Department of Psychology first emerged at Peradeniya in the 1990 under the Department of Philosophy and Psychology. It is the first department which started to offer Psychology degree in Sri Lanka. The Psychology BA programme is offered at University of Peradeniya.


Discover the Department of Psychology by applying to the Psychology BA programme at University of Peradeniya

  • The department has a long and rich history, and there were numerous graduates who have the first degree in Psychology from the department serve nations wide and worldwide. It serves students with teaching and gaining practical experiences in Psychology. As a department, it provides undergraduates with a quality Clinical and professional training required with its widened social and professional network.
  • Today, the department has 9 academic members including permanent and temporary cadres. The department offers a variety of sub-disciplines of Psychology such as History of Psychology, Biological psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Motivation and Emotions, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Understanding Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Research Methodology in Psychology
  • Buddhist Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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125 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are admitted to the undergraduate programme primarily on the basis of their performance at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination.

Tuition Fee


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