MPhil Courses

The M.Phil Sociology Program will cater to the needs of the nation and fill the gap. The Program is significantly research-oriented. It is comprised of 24-credit hours course work and 26 credit hours dissertation writing. It has four semesters and two years duration. The QAU Islamabad rules and regulations will be followed for the admission and examination (as given in the Quaid-i-Azam University Calendar 2012 pages 243-244). The course distribution is as below:

Scheme of Study

CoursesCredit Hours
Core Courses: 12
Optional Courses: 12
Dissertation and Viva: 26

Admission criteria

  • 16 years education (MA/ MSc/ BS Sociology) plus departmental admission test and interview (70% for test and interview 30% Marks).

Semester Breakup

 Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3 & 4
Core courses:22Field Work and Thesis
Optional courses:22Field Work and Thesis

M.Phil Sociology Core Courses

S. No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1SOC-601Sociological Theory03
2SOC-602Sociological Research Methods03
3SOC-603Social Statistics03
4SOC-604Creative and Scientific Writing03
5SOC-605M.Phil Dissertation26

M.Phil Sociology Optional Courses

S. No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.SOC-606Peace and Conflict Studies03
2.SOC-607Sociology of Migration03
3.SOC-608Sociology of Transportation and Road Safety03
4.SOC-609Sociology of Human Rights03
5.SOC-610Sociology of Population03
6.SOC-611Sociology of Urbanization03
7.SOC-612Sociology of Rural Development03
8.SOC-613Sociology of Mass Communication03
9.SOC-614Environmental Sociology03
10.SOC-615Social Stratification and Justice System03
11.SOC-616Penology and Re-socialization03
13.SOC-618Governance and Public Policy03
14.SOC-619Political Sociology03
15.SOC-620Project Development and Evaluation03
16.SOC-621Sociology of Corporate Social Responsibility03
17.SOC-622Social History03
18.SOC-623Medical Sociology and Public Health03
19.SOC- 624Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment03