ANC Education launches MSc in Clinical & Health Psychology and MBA with Hospitality Management in Sr

Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

At the head table from left: ANC Education Postgraduate Business Programmes Academic Head Marceliine Alexandar, ANC Education Director/Chief Operating Officer Aruni Mahipala, ANC Education CEO/Executive Director Dr. Punarjeeva Karunanayake, University of West London Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter John, ANC Education Chairman Dr. Jagath Alwis, ANC Education Psychology Programmes Academic Head Dr. Mojgan Shadbash and ANC School of PG Education AGM Erandi Dodamwala



ANC School of Postgraduate Education announced the launch of its MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology and MBA with Hospitality Management programs in Sri Lanka. 

ANC Education in collaboration with the University of West London (UWL) now offers British postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and Hospitality that can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka within a period of 12 to 15 months. 

For the first time, this enables local students to obtain foreign undergraduate to postgraduate qualifications in psychology and hospitality without the need to go abroad for studies – and for a much lower cost. 

Being in the education industry for over 15 years, ANC Education understands the growing demand for high caliber professionals in the field of psychology and hospitality, both locally and internationally. 

In Sri Lanka, there’s a huge shortage of professionals in psychology, especially clinical psychologists – which creates more demand for qualified professionals in the industry. Massive scale infrastructure and other development projects in the country after the war, has also given room for the tourism and hospitality industry to boom in leaps and bounds, creating more lucrative jobs in the industry. 

Professionals in psychology and hospitality can also easily apply as skill migrants and secure attractive career opportunities abroad, owing to the existing high global demand. This means, qualified individuals with psychology and hospitality postgraduate qualifications have great openings for exciting and rewarding careers wherever they decide to reside. Thereby, ANC Education introduces the new array of programs to give exclusive advantage to local students determined to prosper in life and career.  

Strengthening the years-old UWL-ANC partnership, UWL Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter John graced the launch ceremony as the Chief Guest. Speaking at the event, he admired ANC Education’s commitment to educating the future generation of leaders, in-line with the UWL’s vision and mission.

According to him, the UWL has made outstanding achievements in the recent years, jumping up 38 places to No. 58 in the Guardian University League Table 2018 – with similar successes in The Complete University Guide 2018 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The university is also rated as the No. 01 Modern University in London and is in the Top 10 Modern Universities in the UK. As the university celebrates its successes, the UWL expressed its excitement to further collaborate with ANC Education to offer the largest portfolio of British postgraduate qualifications in Sri Lanka to benefit local students.

Announcing the launch of the new postgraduate programs, ANC Education CEO/Executive Director Dr. Punarjeeva Karunanayake said: “ANC Education is extremely happy to once again introduce an array of British postgraduate programs from the UWL – which is an outstanding career-focused university. We are pleased to announce that the UWL-ANC collaboration now celebrates five years. We continue our partnership with a new-found strength, by adding several unique postgraduate programs from the UWL to our subject offerings.”

“Our new programs; the UWL’s MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology and MBA with Hospitality, are niche high-demand programs that will certainly add more value to students’ professional portfolio and open numerous lucrative opportunities both locally and globally. These degrees are internal degrees from the UWL that adhere to the highest standards of the UK Quality Assurance Agency. Since the UWL is listed in the Commonwealth University Year Book, the degrees from the UWL are recognized as foreign university qualifications by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. With these qualifications, our graduates will be poised to enter lucrative careers in the fast-growing and in-demand fields – ready to make a positive shift in the world,” he added.  

At the launch, ANC Education Chairman Dr. Jagath Alwis also spoke of the ANC-UWL partnership and how it has strengthened over the years. “ANC School of Postgraduate Education has grown steadily through the past few years, offering the largest portfolio of British postgraduate programs in law and business in Sri Lanka. We now take great pride in adding more to that portfolio, by introducing postgraduate qualifications in psychology and hospitality to the Sri Lankan education platform,” he said.   

The MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology from the UWL offered at ANC Education, creates the pathway for local students to become Clinical Psychologists upon completion. 

“Graduates with ANC postgraduate psychology awards have the opportunity to work as private practitioners or in various healthcare institutions as clinical psychologists. With this qualification, individuals can also pursue academic careers in teaching and research or enter Ph D or Psy D. programs in Clinical Psychology in globally recognised universities,” ANC Education Psychology Programs Academic Head Dr. Mojgan Shadbash added, highlighting some facts about the new program. 

Speaking of the newly-introduced MBA with Hospitality Management, ANC Education Postgraduate Business Programs Academic Head Marcelline Alexander stated that the program is designed to build on students’ previous managerial experience. “The course provides students with highly relevant practical content and professional skills that are much-sought after in the services and hospitality industry. The course helps students further develop a strong management background in the context of hospitality to meet the growing demands of the industry,” he said, sharing his insight about the UWL hospitality program.  

With the launch of the new programs, ANC Education breaks barriers to education by giving local students access to prestigious international education that was once limited to a few who could afford to study abroad. 

For more information visit