Islamabad Campus

MS (Social Sciences)

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MS (Social Sciences)

SZABIST offers the MS Degree (M.Phil equivalent) leading to a Ph.D Degree in Social Sciences in the specialized fields of Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology.

MS can be completed during the evenings in 1.5 year after the four year Bachelor or a Master degree. A total of 30 credit hours must be completed

Eligibility:
  • 16 years of education in a related field with minimum 2nd Division/ marks or CGPA 2.00.
  • GAT General/ HAT relevant with min. 50% score

For non relevant degrees, the candidate will require to register for additional courses as deficiency core requirements.

Financial Assistance in the form of Teaching/ Research Associateship is available to needy and meritorious students. Candidates should apply early.

Course Curriculum

There are two streams available for MS (Political Science, Economics, Psychology and Sociology) . One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours) OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn a MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. The detail of two streams is as follows:

MS By Course Work Stream

The Scheme of Study is as follows:

  • 02 core courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • 08 Electives (24 Credit Hours)

  • No IRS or Thesis

MS By Research Work Stream

The Scheme of Study is as follows:

  • 02 core courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • 06 Electives (18 Credit Hours)

  • 02 IRSs or Thesis (6 Credit Hours)

Stream 1 – MS (Course Based Stream)

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5121

Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)

2

SS 5xxx

Elective III

3

SS 5122

Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)

4

SS 5xxx

Elective IV)

5

SS 5xxx

Elective I*

6

SS 5xxx

Elective V

7

SS 5xxx

Elective II

8

SS 5xxx

Elective VI

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

Elective VII

2

SS 5xxx

Elective VIII

Electives (Electives in any of the following specializations)

  • International Relations

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Stream 2 – MS (Research Based Stream)

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5121

Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)

2

SS 5xxx

Elective III

3

SS 5122

Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)

4

SS 5xxx

Elective IV)

5

SS 5xxx

Elective I*

6

SS 5xxx

Elective V

7

SS 5xxx

Elective II

8

SS 5xxx

Elective VI

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

Independent Research Study (I & II) OR

2

SS 5xxx

Thesis (Part II)

3

SS 5xxx

Thesis (Part I)

Electives (Electives in any of the following specializations)

  • International Relations

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Electives

MS (Political Science)

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

Dynamics of Security

2

SS 5xxx

Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

3

SS 5xxx

Role of Great Powers and International Relations

4

SS 5xxx

Critical Geo-Politics

5

SS 5104

Politics of Geo-Economics

6

SS 5111

Democratization as a Global Process

7

SS 5212

NGO Management

8

SS 5306

Sacred and Secular

9

SS 5311

Environmental Studies

10

SS 5312

Globalization and Developing Countries

11

SS 5313

Intellectual Property Rights and Laws

12

SS 5226

Issues in Pakistan’s Political and Constitutional History

13

SS 5321

History of Ideas

14

SS 5206

Political Economy in the Global Perspective

15

SS 5402

Law and Human Rights

16

SS 5xxx

Globalization: Issues and Debates

17

SS 5xxx

Political Theory

18

SS 5xxx

History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective

MS (Economics)

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

International Tradey

2

SS 5xxx

Economic Growth and Development

3

SS 5xxx

Monetary Economics

4

SS 5xxx

Public Finance

5

SS 5xxx

Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

6

SS 5223

Financial Time Series

7

SS 5104

Politics of Geo-Economics

8

SS 5305

Political Economy of Pakistan

9

SS 5214

Public Policy Management

10

SS 5322

Topics in Political Economy

11

SS 5206

Political Economy in the Global Perspective

12

SS 5327

Development Economics and Sustainability

13

SS 5312

Globalization and Developing Countries

14

SS 5321

History of Ideas

15

SS 5228

Corporate Governance

16

SS 5xxx

Advanced Microeconomics

17

SS 5xxx

Advanced Macroeconomics

18

SS 5xxx

Advanced Econometrics

19

SS 5xxx

History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective

MS (Sociology)

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

Sociology of Development

2

SS 5xxx

Population Dynamics

3

SS 5xxx

Social Statistics

4

SS 5xxx

Cultural Anthropology

5

SS 5212

NGO Management

6

SS 5xxx

Gender and Human Rights

7

SS 5402

Law and Human Rights

8

SS 5xxx

Community Development and Social Mobilization

9

SS 5xxx

Gender Issues in Global Scenario

10

SS 5xxx

Sociology of Gender Issues

11

SS 5xxx

Gender, Work and Economy

12

SS 5xxx

Women Studies

13

SS 5xxx

Gender Issues in Rural Development

14

SS 5306

Sacred and Secular

15

SS 5xxx

Sociology of Sexuality

16

SS 5xxx

Globalization: Issues and Debates

17

SS 5xxx

Global Governance

18

SS 5xxx

Sociology of Science, Knowledge and Technology

19

SS 5xxx

Industrial Sociology

20

SS 5xxx

Immigration in Contemporary Perspectives

21

SS 5xxx

Sociology of Migration and Urbanization

22

SS 5302

Sustainable Development

23

SS 5xxx

Social Change and Development

24

SS 5xxx

Rethinking Global Development: New Frameworks for Understanding Poverty, Inequality and Growth in 21 Century

25

SS 5xxx

Community Organizing and Development

26

SS 5xxx

Religion and Development

27

SS 5xxx

Population and Development: Current Issues and Future Implications

MS (Psychology)

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

SS 5xxx

Applications of Contemporary Data Analysis Tools

2

SS 5xxx

Use, Construction

3

SS 5xxx

Interpretation of Tests

4

SS 5xxx

School Psychology

5

SS 5212

Cross-Cultural Psychology

6

SS 5xxx

Community Psychology

7

SS 5xxx

Environmental Psychology

8

SS 5xxx

Gender Psychology

9

SS 5xxx

Consumer Behavior

10

SS 5212

Perspective in Organizational Psychology

11

SS 5xxx

Psychological Assessment in Organizational Psychology

12

SS 5xxx

Psychology of Leadership

13

SS 5xxx

Organizational Culture and Development

14

SS 5xxx

Marketing and Consumer Psychology

15

SS 5212

Organizational Conflict and Management

16

SS 5xxx

Assessment and Diagnosis – I

17

SS 5xxx

Assessment and Diagnosis – II

18

SS 5xxx

Psychotherapy and Counseling- I

19

SS 5xxx

Psychotherapy and Counseling- II

20

SS 5212

Psychophysiology and Psychopharmacology

21

SS 5212

Clinical Internship

Department Info

Department of Social Sciences

Street # 09, Plot # 67
Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

051-4863363-65
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