Feel free to browse our range of Programmes to know what suits your range of interests the best, to enable a bright career and future.

Academic direction for the EMFSS (Economics, Management, Finance and Social Science) programmes is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). This means that LSE academics and administrative staff develop syllabuses, write subject guides, develop online learning materials, advice teaching institutions and prepare and mark examinations. University of London International Programmes students have the benefit of LSE’s academic expertise, and the backing of the University of London, one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK. Successful students are awarded with diploma or degree qualifications by the University of London. These are distinct from degrees or other qualifications awarded by LSE. Currently there are two Diploma Programme offered: Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Science On successful completion of a Diploma, students can read for a related degree with further 2 years of study from University of London, at RIC.

These qualifications are for you if:

  • You have the necessary qualifications to embark on a degree, but would prefer a course with more teaching support.
  • You have the ability, motivation and maturity to study at degree level, but do not have the qualifications usually required to enter a degree programme.
  • You intend to take a degree programme, but would like to gain a recognized qualification after one year.

The Certificate and Diploma is an entry route to a read for a degree, if you do not have the traditional “A” levels or their equivalent and if you’re above the age of 18. The Certificate in Higher Common Law, leads you to read for the second year of your LL.B and the Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences provides and entry route in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS) If you intend to go on to a degree programme listed in the BSc Degrees page, choose your courses carefully and make sure that the courses you choose are available on the degree that interests you. This will ensure that you receive credit for the courses you have passed. You can transfer to one of the degrees listed below:

For Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences – GCE (O/L) with at least C passes for 4 subjects including English and Mathematics. For Certificate in Higher Common Law – GCE (O/L) with at least C passes for 4 subjects including EnglishEntry Requirement:

  1. At least sat for Local GCE (A/L) GCE London AS level Any other qualification acceptable to the institute(RIC)
  2. Pass the Aptitude Test conducted by Royal Institute of Colombo
  3. Age 18 years or above


Some of Our Best Performers….

Royal Institute of Colombo – the only Affiliate Center in Sri Lanka for University of London – produced 24 BSc First Class graduates in 2016/17 academic year.