Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences (SHS)

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya offers the only study programme leading to a BSc Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences (specializing in Speech & Language Therapy or in Audiology) in Sri Lanka. Successful completion of the programme indicates professional competence to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist or an Audiologist in Sri Lanka. The curriculum includes both theoretical classroom based learning and practical experience in a variety of settings in the health, education and rehabilitation sectors. The overall aim of the study programme is to train competent Speech and Language Therapists and Audiologists who have the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a range of rehabilitation services to people with communication disabilities, and to their families; to raise the level of awareness and knowledge about communication disabilities in the wider community of Sri Lanka; and to contribute to the development of the academic base in the field, through research and their own professional development in practice.

The duration of the degree programme is four years, with a modular structure and a minimum requirement of 120 credits. There is a compulsory research project during the final year. The medium of instruction for the entire programme of study is English (All teaching & learning activities). Only students who have passed the subject of Physics at the GCE A/L examination will be allowed to enter the Audiology track of the degree programme. 

If you are interested in joining the programme, you need to apply for the aptitude test. You are encouraged to apply online here and send the documents stated below by post, indicating the reference number (generated when applying online) at the top right hand side of your attached documents. You may also apply by post, using the prescribed format together with the required documents.

The application should include the following documents.

  1. A bank receipt for depositing Rs. 1,000/- Paid to any branch of People’s Bank to the credit of A/C No 055-1001-30667553, People’s Bank, Kelaniya Branch.
  2. True copies of the results sheets, certified by the Head of your school or a Justice of the Peace, with the official stamp of the certifying officer, for your GCE Advanced Level 2019 grades and z-score.
  3. If the names on the above documents differ from that of the application, an affidavit to confirm that they relate to one and the same person.

Applicants should possess the minimum requirements specified under Section of the handbook on “Admission to Undergraduate Programmes of the Universities in Sri Lanka for the Academic Year 2019/2020” issued by the University Grants Commission. An applicant is eligible to sit for the required aptitude test if he/she possesses the following qualifications:  

i. Obtained at least three ‘S’ grades in the Art stream, Biological Sciences stream or Physical Sciences stream.

Applications should be on A4 size paper in strict accordance with the format given below. The perfected application should be sent under Registered Post, to reach the Deputy Registrar / Examinations, University of Kelaniya, Dalugama, Kelaniya, on or before 06th July 2020. Mark “BSc (Special) degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

Applications which do not meet the stipulated criteria and specified requirements will be rejected.

The aptitude test date will inform later and test will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English medium.

University of Kelaniya,
Dalugama, Kelaniya

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