Degree Type:Doctor of Philosophy
Department:Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Modes of Study:Regular
Candidates applying to the programme must have at least one of the following An M.Phil in Sociology/Anthropology; An M.A. in Sociology/Anthropology by research MPhil candidates qualified for accelerated Ph.D studies; M.Phil in cognate disciplines.
The revision of the existing Ph.D programme in Sociology is long overdue. The revision is necessary to provide students with new insights and developments in Sociology and to take on board the demands of the employment market as well as the academic community. The programme is also aimed at producing more Ph.D holders to augment the teaching staff strength in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The revision incorporates a one year course work which is not found in the existing programme. Six months after completion of the course work. Students would be expected to present and defend before panel their thesis proposals for approval. It is expected by the introduction of course work which students must necessarily pass before advancing to the thesis stage, Ph.D candidates will not only benefit from new insights in Sociology but will also demonstrate some commitment to the programme.