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Old 12-14-2007, 05:18 AM
hermes hermes is offline
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Default Open University of Sri Lanka d=28

Tuition and associated fees per year is RS 8085 = Cdn$75 = US$74

Now, to find out what they charge foreigners, in or out of Ceylon...
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:29 PM
cklapka cklapka is offline
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I am a little confused as to the make up of this degree:
The BA Degree Programme in Social Sciences is offered by the Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, through distance education mode. It is a General Degree offered in the English medium and the three subject disciplines are Economics, Sociology and Mass Communication. This Programme is a six credit programme consisting of (450hrs or lessx6) number of study hours. It is designed especially to cater to the higher educational needs of those who are employed in the private and public sectors. Students need to earn six credits from a combination of 18 courses offered at three different levels of study at the undergraduate level.
One takes 18 courses and earns only 6 credits? Am I reading this correctly?
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:37 PM
johann johann is offline
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Default Yeah - the math kinda makes sense...

Hi Hermes -

Yes, it makes reasonable sense, but kinda backwards from usual North American figuring. Each "Credit" is up to 450 contact-hours or maybe 20-odd credit-hours the US way. I think six times that would be around 128 credit-hours, or about the same required for a Bachelor's in this part of the world.

Basically, I think each "credit" would correspond to a semester-plus in our system. You do six of their "credits" which probably contain, in total, the same work as up to eight "normal" semesters we'd expect here. Those 18 courses are likely 6-credit ones (by our standards) that each go two semesters. This course format (full academic year, 6 credits) was more the norm at some Canadian universities many, many years ago.

I'm not sure how this degree would be evaluated internationally. It might be equivalent to a 4-year Canadian or U.S. B.A. or maybe the Canadian 3-year Bachelor's. I'm not really sure. Maybe someone else in the forum knows for certain.


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