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Psychology is a subject which is unique as it’s an area where most subjects intersect and come across. As such there is always a huge demand for qualified psychologists as well as other professionals in the field of study. However, there exists a huge void in the education sector of Sri Lanka as the opportunities are lacking to study Psychology as a degree level programme which is accredited in Sri Lanka itself. The various degrees currently offered in Sri Lanka are mostly awarded by foreign universities and the need for a locally developed curriculum with added focus on areas of local interest in the field of Psychology has been long apparent.

Thus KIU will be offering a Curriculum which was locally developed and has the approval of the UGC. The programme is delivered by a panel of PhD, MPhil and MSc qualified lecturers who hold the highest qualifications  in the field of psychology. Most lecturers are Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) registered professionals in the field of clinical psychology and have published research studies in international medical journals.

Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology degree programme is designed to provide you with a thorough knowledge on the basics of Psychology as well as in intricate areas such as abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology and criminological psychology. Our degree programme places great emphasis on what the demands of the Sector are and therefore  our courses are intended to address areas such as sport psychology and health psychology as well.

 Course Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Introduction and History of Psychology
  • Biological Basis of Psychology
  • Research Methods 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 1

Semester 2

  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Methods 2
  • Cognitive Psychology 2

Semester 1

  • Developmental Psychology 1 – Childhood
  • Abnormal Psychology 1
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Skills Development in Psychology

Semester 2

  • Developmental Psychology 2 – Adolescence
  • Abnormal Psychology 2
  • Critical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

Semester 1

  • Dissertation 1 (Research Planning)
  • Test and Measurements 1
  • Clinical Psychology (Elective)
  • Educational Psychology (Elective)
  • Working with Disabilities (Elective)

Semester 2

  • Dissertation 2 (Research Proposal)
  • Test and Measurements 2
  • Organizational Psychology (Elective)
  • Health Psychology (Elective)
  • Psychosocial Work (Elective)

Semester 1

  • Dissertation 3(Report Writing)
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Neuropsychology (Elective)
  • Cross-cultural Psychology (Elective)
  • Business Psychology (Elective)

Semester 2

  • Developmental Psychology 3
  • Forensic Psychology (Elective)
  • Sport Psychology (Elective)
  • Psychology of Gender (Elective)
  • Placement

  Payment Plans

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  Academic Staff 

 Mr.Lakmal Mr. Lakmal Ponnamperuma
MPhil  (Clinical Psychology), BA  (Hons) (Psychology), Diploma (Counseling)Visiting Lecturer – KIU
 Dr. T Prof. K.A. Thulitha Wickrama
PhD   (Human Development and Family Studies), MS (Community Health), BS  (Statistics)
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Dr. Nathalie Panabokke
PhD in Addiction
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
BSc (Hons) in Psychology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Ms. Leilani de Silva
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
BSc in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU

 

Ms. Leilani de Silva
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
BSc in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology

Visiting Lecturer – KIU

Ms. Sanjeewani Rupasinghe
MPhil (Philosophy)
PGDip  (Writer ship and Communication)
BA (Hons) (Philosophy)
Diploma (Buddhism)
Certificate (Counseling –  Psychology)
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Mr. Nilanga Abeysinghe
MSc in Applied Psychology
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Diploma in Counseling
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Mr. Augustine Dewaka Wanigaratne
MSc in Clinical Psychology
BSc in Psychology and Counseling
Diploma in Psychology and Counseling
Visiting Lecturer – KIU

 

Ms. Vanessa Therese Van Gramberg
MA in Applied Psychology
BEd
Diploma in Special Needs Education
Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Ms. Chathuri Himeshani Jayasooriya
MA in Counseling and Psychosocial Support
BA (Hons) in Sociology
Diploma in Counseling and Psychosocial Work
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Ms. Sriyani Rekha Aththidiye
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
MA in Sociology
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling Studies
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Ms. Amalka Edirisinghe
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology
Diploma in Counseling
Visiting Lecturer – KIU

 

Ms. Chanuki Wanniarachchi
BSc in Psychology (US)

Lecturer (Probationary)

 

Degree Programme Details

 

Course

Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology

Entry Requirements

Possess a minimum of three passes in GCE (A/L) or London (A/L) or equivalent qualification with a minimum pass in English at O/L’s

Duration

4 Years- Full time

Credits

120 Credits

Delivery Medium

English

Contact Details
Email

psychology@kiu.lk

Phone

+94112741042

+94112741878 Ext : 104

Fax

+94112741879