Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies 2024

Awarded by University of Kelaniya
Conducted by Buddhist Library Graduate School

Course Structure and Modules
Pre-requisites (Updated 6 Feb 2024)
Course Preview and Further Enquiries

(Update 6 Feb: MA is now open to participants with a Bachelor’s degree in any field, and without any other qualifications in Buddhist studies. See “Pre-Requisites” section for details)


The Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies is an external programme with the University of Kelaniya Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka. It is conducted by the Buddhist Library Graduate School in Singapore.

This programme is an avenue for interested participants to deepen their understanding of Buddhism, and it also enables candidates to pursue further graduate courses leading to a PhD in Buddhist Studies. The course is targeted at graduate students with a good first degree in Buddhist Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies.

Course Structure and Modules

The course’s duration is one year, split Into three terms of approximately 10 weeks. Seven modules will be taught:

  • MABS1: Buddhist Doctrines of the Pali Nikayas: Analysis and Interpretation
  • MABS26: Buddhist Psychotherapy
  • MABS