Abbreviation FT / PT
MBuddhStud FT / PT

The Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhStud) programme, offered in collaboration with the Centre of Buddhist Studies, is a rich multidisciplinary programme where students are provided with high-quality teaching on the fundamental understanding and in-depth analysis of Buddhism from textual, doctrinal and historical perspective. It introduces students to several Buddhist traditions through a diversity of methodological approaches and offers language courses in Pali, Sanskrit, and Tibetan which lay a solid philological foundation to students' learning in the historical Buddhist traditions.  Furthermore, the programme further aims to provide training in the application of teachings, experiences, practices and values of Buddhist traditions to address complex personal, social and global issues of the modern world with particular reference to current scholarly research.

The programme is intended for both professionals in education, administration, business, engineering, medicine, social work, and counselling who are interested in applying Buddhist teachings in their daily work, and for individuals interested in studying Buddhism as a means of spiritual development. It also serves as an excellent basis for candidates planning to study for research degrees in the field.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, with classes on weekday evenings and weekends)
Part Time (two years, with classes on weekday evenings and weekends)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
  1. A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised universiy, or equivalent qualifications.
  2. Candidates who do not hold a good Bachelor's degree of this University or another qualification of equivalent standard may in exceptional circumstances be permitted to register if they demonstrate adequate preparation for studies at a Master's degree level and satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr. GA Somaratne
Tel: 3917 2847
Fax: 2549 3040