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The Department of English offers a range of courses for students interested in English Literature, Linguistics and Cultural Studies. It caters to a diverse student community and focuses on both practical and theoretical aspects of teaching and learning English. The department comprises seven permanent members of staff with a wide range of interests from postcolonial and feminist theory to literature, linguistics and theatre studies.

Students are exposed to a breadth of contemporary and period texts from different canons and study a variety of analytical approaches and disciplines within English Literature and Linguistics. Among the department’s alumni are practicing dramatists, academics, creative writers as well as successful professionals working in media, the private sector and the state in Sri Lanka and abroad.

The department offers a three-year Study Stream course and four-year Special Degree course in English. The Department of English also offers an MA in English Studies.It also runs Extension Courses in English on weekends for those outside the University. In addition the department provides consultancies in English language to institutions outside the University of Colombo. 

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