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    The World Class: studied anywhere, valued everywhere.

    Join the World Class:Study for a University of London degree in Sri Lanka

  • Gain a University of London degree in Sri Lanka

    A truly world class programmeAll our programmes are developed and assessed by the renowned Colleges of the University of London.

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    Your rewardsOur challenging and thought-provoking programmes equip you with the subject knowledge and skills to succeed in careers in Sri Lanka and internationally. On graduation, you join a community of alumni who have gained top jobs in banking, business, law, IT, and other industries, and gone on to further study at some of the worlds best universities.

  • I did not realise how useful the knowledge I gained from the University of London would be for my career as a marketer. I believe any senior manager, entrepreneur or business professional would benefit immensely from a sound knowledge of legal principles and its practices. I recommend the LLB as the best option to learn law and gain a world class qualification.Thesara Jayawardena, LLB (Hons), 2013Thesara was head of the marketing division for an international company when she enrolled on the LLB. She is now studying for a PhD in marketing management and working as a university lecturer.

    Shaveen Bandaranayake LLB (Hons), 2013

    I achieved all my academic qualifications while in Sri Lanka, via distance education. The University of London LLB was notable among my other qualifications primarily due to the flexibility it afforded me to work and study at the same time. I hope to one day pursue an LLM (via distance learning, again) with the University of London!

    Shaveen secured a scholarship with the CfPS Law School in Sri Lanka. Read more about Shaveen on London Connection: 3

  • A trusted name in global educationThe University of London is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK. Founded in 1836, it is a federation of 17 Colleges including The London School of Economics and Political Science and University College London (UCL).

    Distinguished alumni There are over 50,000 students in 180 countries studying for a University of London degree through the International Programmes. Among our alumni are many people who have shaped the world in which we live. Seven past students have won Nobel Prizes, including Nelson Mandela and British economist Ronald Coase. Judge Christopher Weeramantry, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and a former Vice President of the International Court of Justice, is a graduate of our LLB degree.

    Standards you can rely on You can be confident in the standard of your University of London degree. You are assessed using dependable methods, such as unseen examinations. This helps to ensure that your University of London qualification is of the same high academic standard, however it is achieved.

    How the University of London works

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    The University of London is one of the worlds leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges, which are responsible for the academic direction and assessment of all courses offered by the University of London International Programmes.

    A federation of 17 Colleges and a number of specialist research


    In collaboration with 12 Lead Colleges:

    Product of the collaboration


    Focus on:Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS)The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for undergraduate programmes in economics, management, finance and the social sciences. LSE is ranked fifth in the UK and 23rd in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201516.

    The University of London and Sri Lanka The University of London has a long history in Sri Lanka, with University of London exams first being offered in the 1880s. The University of Ceylon (now the University of Colombo and the University of Peradeniya) began as a College awarding University of London degrees before gaining independence in 1942. We now have about 1,800 students in Sri Lanka.

    Undergraduate Laws Programme (LLB)For over 150 years, a law degree from the University of London has been the first step in the careers of thousands of lawyers worldwide. Academic direction is by a Consortium of renowned University of London law schools: UCL, SOAS, Queen Mary, LSE, Kings College London and Birkbeck.

    Postgraduate Laws Programme (LLM)The Postgraduate Laws Programme is directed by two leading UK law schools: UCL and Queen Mary. With dozens of courses and more than 30 specialisations, the programme enables professionals to gain expertise in specific fields of law.

    Masters in Professional AccountancyThe University of London and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountancy, enables students to complete an MSc in Professional Accountancy and the ACCA professional accountancy qualification at the same time. This programme will be of value to accountants aspiring to senior roles, saving time and money for many ACCA students.

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    Globally recognised qualificationsOur degrees are internationally recognised, giving you a head start when applying for jobs or further study.

    Opening doors to lucrative careers Studying with the University of London will give you a competitive edge in the global job market. Our graduates have gained jobs at top local and international organisations, including leading law firms and companies such as PwC, EY, IBM, Unilever, Fitch Ratings, Brandix, MAS Holdings, Aitken Spence, and John Keells.

    Develop skills for employability University of London degrees give you an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject, and also allow you to develop skills that employers respect, such as problem solving, analytical thinking and self-discipline. Our courses will broaden your thinking and challenge you to consider the international context.

    Practising lawThe University of London Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is recognised for entry into the legal profession in England, Wales and other jurisdictions, provided you study the necessary courses. The degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka, provided certain conditions are met. We advise students to check out the local legal profession entry requirements, which can change. We also advise new students to study the Undergraduate Scheme rather than the Graduate Entry Route.

    Masters scholarships at LSE Scholarships for MSc study at LSE are awarded annually to University of London International Programmes students who have completed a BSc degree directed by LSE and have also been accepted for postgraduate study at LSE. You will normally need to have a First Class degree.

  • Dhanushka Goonathilaka BSc (Hons) Economics, 2014

    Being part of a global community of students is the best part of studying with the University of London

    International Programmes. Students across the world study the same syllabus, take the same examinations and are assessed against a common benchmark. This makes all the academic achievements very special.

    Dhanushka achieved a First Class degree in 2014 and benefitted from the teaching at the Royal Institute.

    Judge Christopher Weeramantry Bachelor of Laws (LLB), BA History

    The University of London is a centre of scholastic excellence. It just so happens that many Sri Lankans had

    the choice of where to study, and chose the University of London. So it happens that today many of our best scholars are from UoL.

    Judge Christopher Weeramantry, who received an LLB and BA History from the University of London while living in Sri Lanka, is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and a former Vice President of the International Court of Justice. 7

    Fast track to professional accreditation Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance and BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degrees who wish to continue to professional accreditation may be able to get exemptions for certain modules from five professional bodies. This means you can gain your professional accreditation more quickly. For more information, please visit the websites listed below:

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

    Singapore Qualification Programme

    CPA Australia

  • Student life at teaching institutions Recognised teaching institutions offer lectures and seminars which help you to structure your studies. They may also offer internship programmes, student councils, field trips, international summer exchange programmes, debating and mooting societies, sports teams and other extra-curricular activities.

    Achievement Awards Achievement Awards are made to five Undergraduate Laws students and five students on EMFSS programmes programmes who achieve the highest aggregate mark in their first year of study. This award covers University of London fees for the second year. For more information visit:

    A vibrant study experienceStudying with the University of London is a challenging y