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MA (Sociology)

MA (Sociology)

Sharda School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Programme Code


  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

The MA Sociology course will cover five courses each across three semesters and in the last semester, three courses will be offered alongside a dissertation. The course is directed at addressing social exclusion drawing on the perspectives of class, caste and gender. Through a study of social institutions and the roles of the agencies, concerns around politics, technology, identity and work are addressed. There will be intense engagement with the theory and the methodology to understand the various social objects. There is also a course on contemporary social worlds that offers a comparative perspective to gain insights about the historical, economic and cultural changes. They learn to deal with the different layers of the social realities. This course will enable them to choose careers in the fields of education, research, social work, advertising, media, creative writing, film making, visual and sound studies, Government jobs as well as entrepreneurial pursuits.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: To develop research skills, critical analysis abilities, and analytical writing skills.
  • PEO2: To understand concepts and principles of the disciplines their importance for global outreach.
  • PEO3: To demonstrate a detailed understanding of the selected core discipline of study and enable aptitude for research.
  • PEO4: To develop a scientific temper and enable students to critically understand issues at the local, national, and global level.

Program Outcomes of M.A. Sociology:

  • PO1: Knowledge: Understand the key sociological concepts and definitions.
  • PO2: Understanding of Theory: Identify theories and concepts from classical and contemporary sociological theories.
  • PO3: Communication Skills: Demonstrate the ability to communicate sociological knowledge to others.
  • PO4: Research skills: Develop an ability to use social-science research methods to address sociological questions as well as contemporary issues in society.
  • PO5: Analytical Skills: Possess analytical skills in areas such as policy analysis, administration/ management, communication, quantitative analysis and problem-solving.
  • PO6: Values in Sociology: Apply a sociological perspective to analyze how social structure manifests itself in their own lives in order to actively participate in civic life.
  • PO7: Life-long learning: Initiate and carry out sociological inquiry and collaboration in the knowledge areas and work sphere

Program Specific Outcomes of the M. A. Sociology:

  • PSO1: To engage students in the study ofsocial life, social issues and changes in the society.
  • PSO2: To build capacity among students to investigate and understand social behaviour of people within groups, organizations and societies ranging from family to global, criminal groups to religious organizations, inter- cultural to intra- cultural groups, gender groupsto racial groups, etc.
  • PSO3: To enable students in the application of theory, research and knowledge to social problems.
  • PSO4: To prepare students for careers in policy and political analysis, evaluation ofsocial programs, businesses or public administration, health profession, criminal reforms, social services, etc

This course is for individuals who...

Students from diverse backgrounds, but preferably from social sciences, with a bachelor’s degree can take this programme. 

Students who are looking for...

The programme will be beneficial for students who aim to work with various social institution like media, government, education, civil society, and law.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 85000 2nd Year 87550
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1550 3000
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • B.A. with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Higher Education: M.Phil & Ph.D
  • Lecturer
  • Independent Social Researcher
  • Research Associate
  • CSO/ NGOs
  • Media outlets
  • Writers
  • Consultants
  • Government jobs

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