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Overview

 

 

The Master's program in Sociology is aimed at initiating a dialogue on society and the social. The teaching of the master's and the doctoral program combines an interdisciplinary perspective with comprehensive training in field research. Blending contemporary sociology with classical theory, we offer dynamic courses such as law and society, the collective social, the sociology of kinship, and research methods. Our faculty, trained at leading universities in India and abroad, brings in its expertise and specialization to create a teaching environment that is engaging and interactive.

 

COURSEWORK

Students enter MCH in one of the two streams for a Master of Arts degree: English or Sociology. The first year at MCH is considered a foundation year. All students will take the same four courses each semester irrespective of their selected stream.  

In the third semester (second year of the MA program), students have three subjects in their core subject. The fourth and final semester has only two core subjects as each student works towards a final MA thesis of 20,000 words for 12 credits.

In the third semester, MA students will also be given an additional grade (6 credits) for their Academic Portfolio which includes participation in, and help with, MCH academic and cultural events during the two years of the program. These events are an important component of the holistic learning experience at MCH.

 

THESIS

MCH strongly encourages the development of research skills and temperament in a young scholar. At the heart of the MA program is a student’s work towards their thesis, a substantial and original project of academic research and writing.

Working closely with faculty expertise, students are taught to find a subject area that they are strongly drawn to. They are then expected to read relevant scholarship on the area, as well as apply the scholarship — the area of application may be literary or philosophical texts, field sites, archives, film, creative writing, etc. The thesis is an integral part of MCH education and students will be supported in thinking of the thesis project as early in the program as possible, if they have demonstrated strong academic capacity and motivation. Many MCH thesis have gone on to be published as monographs, in academic presses, in public media, as well as fiction, non-fiction and so on.

The Student Handbook provided on Orientation Day will contain further details about academic and extra-curricular activities at the Centre. All rules and guidelines specified in the handbook will apply. 

MCH students who opt to join the PhD program are exempted from doing PhD coursework.

 

 

Key Dates & Deadlines

15

Wed Jul 15 2020

Jul ' 20

Last date to Apply

15

Oct ' 20

Tentative Course Commencement Date

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Career Paths

Many MCH Alumni have gone on to have successful careers in media, publishing, education, social sector, corporate sector, and arts management. Students have also been accepted in doctoral programs in prestigious international universities such as the University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Chicago (USA), Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Kent (UK), University of Groningen (Netherlands), University of Western Ontario, and Australian National University.

Facilities

Hospitals
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training.

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.

Labs
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience.

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.

Libraries
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital, and print.

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes.

Next Steps

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