Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Department of Public Policy

Established in 2015, the Department of Public Policy is one of the newest departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department offers General and Special degree programmes as well as a Postgraduate programme covering major areas of Political Science and Public Policy.

Quick Info

News & Events
Discussion on Global Political Economy


The Public Policy Society organized a discussion on “Global Political Economy” on February 2, 2017 at the Department of Public Policy. The key speaker was the journalist Mr. Kusal Perera.
Contact Info
Department of Public Policy
University of Ruhuna
Matara
Sri Lanka

Tel : +94 412222681/82 Ext: 3110
Fax : +94 412227010
Email : publicpolicy@hss.ruh.ac.lk

Head's Message

The Department of Public Policy is one of the newest departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna that has been established in May 2015. Earlier, since 1992, Political Science courses were conducted under the purview of the Department of Economics.

At present, the department provides a rich range of curricula covering almost all areas of the disciplines of Political Science and Public Policy. The Department of Public Policy has designed its courses to disseminate theoretical and applied knowledge. The Department is equipped with well-qualified and efficient academic staff. With their local as well as international research experiences, they strengthen the academic excellence of the Department.

Studying Political Science and Public Policy creates opportunities in job market related to local and international, public and private sectors with competitive demands. I wish the excellence of our capacity will drive towards the success.

Course Units

Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
POS 11513 State and Government POS 11513 State and Government
1000 Level
2nd Semester
POS 12513 Government and People POS 12513 Government and People
2000 Level
1st Semester
POS 21613 Introduction to Public Administration POS 21513 Introduction to Public Administration
POS 21623 Classical Political Theory POS 21523 Classical Political Theory
POS 21633 International Studies: Theory and Practice POS 21543 Political Ecology of Sri Lanka
POS 21643 Political Ecology of Sri Lanka POS 21553 Human Rights
POS 21653 Human Rights
POS 21663 Tourism and Hospitality Services: Theory and Fundamentals
2000 Level
2nd Semester
POS 22613 Public Policy and Governance POS 22513 Public Policy and Governance
POS 22623 Modern Political Theory POS 22543 Contemporary International Politics
POS 22633 Political System of Sri Lanka
POS 22643 Contemporary International Politics
POS 22653 Gender and Feminism
POS 22663 Tourism Management
3000 Level
1st Semester
POS 31613 Comparative Politics and Political Analysis POS 31513 Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
POS 31623 Political Sociology POS 31523 Political Sociology
POS 31633 Comparative Public Administration POS 31543 International Organizations
POS 31643 International Organizations
POS 31653 Introduction to International Law
POS 31663 Tourism and Hospitality Services: Marketing
3000 Level
2nd Semester
POS 32613 Comparative Government and Political Analysis POS 32513 Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
POS 32623 Public Policy Management and Administration of Sri Lanka POS 32543 Organization Theory
POS 32633 Research Methodology
POS 32643 Organization Theory
POS 32653 South Asian Politics
POS 32663 Cultural Heritage Tourism Management
4000 Level
1st Semester
POS 41613 Modern Political Ideology
POS 41623 Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka
POS 41633 Development Administration
POS 41643 Research Design
POS 41653 Conflict and Peace Studies
POS 41673 Gender and Politics
4000 Level
2nd Semester
POS 42613 Issues in World Politics
POS 42623 Comparative Peace Processes
POS 42633 International Politics of Twentieth Century
POS 42643 Independent Dissertation
POS 42653 Policy Implementation Studies
POS 42663 Internship