Department of International Studies is committed and dedicated to produce International Relations Experts in Sri Lanka

Unique in International Studies

International Studies Programmes offered by the Department is unique in Sri Lanka

Focus on Research

3rd Youth Conference on International Studies 2017

Leading in International Studies

Shaping Leaders for Tommorow

Pioneer in International Studies

The Department of International Studies is one of the pioneering state universities in international studies

Department of International Studies

The International Studies Degree Programme was first introduced in 2002.  For more than one decade with an overwhelming demand for the excellence in the subject it continues to accommodate a large number of students each year since its initiation. The Establishment of the Department of International Studies on 1st of August 2017 included new institutional direction for the Faculty of Social Sciences in University of Kelaniya which could serve more comprehensively and efficiently to broaden the teaching and research in International Studies in all its dimensions.

Our Vision
To become the centre of excellence in the field of International Studies

Our Mission
To develop human capital rich in academic and professional competencies powered by the research and innovative mindset that is capable of encountering any challenge and take up any key position in the field of International studies and its multi-disciplinary areas within and beyond the national boundaries.


Head's Message

International Studies is a multidisciplinary subject which covers different areas such as Theories of International Relations, International Politics, International Trade, Geo-politics, International Law, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Studies, International Organizations etc. The curriculum of International Studies covers a vast area of international relations providing undergraduates with immense knowledge. Hence graduates in International Studies are armored with knowledge in order to succeed in their careers. Also, undergraduates who specialize in International Studies have to follow a foreign language making them fully prepared for the available career opportunities.


Department of International Studies
University of Kelaniya



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