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

First Year

Fall Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5121 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)  
2 SS 5122 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)  
3 SS 5xxx Elective-I  
4 SS 5xxx Elective-II  

Spring Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5xxx Elective-III  
2 SS 5xxx Elective-IV  
3 SS 5xxx Elective-V  
4 SS 5xxx Elective-VI  

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
3 SS 5xxx Elective-VII  
4 SS 5xxx Elective-VIII  

 

Electives (Electives in any of the following specializations)

  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 


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)

 

First Year

Fall Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5121 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-I (Qualitative)  
2 SS 5122 Advanced Research Methods and Techniques-II (Quantitative)  
3 SS 5xxx Elective-I  
4 SS 5xxx Elective-II  

Spring Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5xxx Elective-III  
2 SS 5xxx Elective-IV  
3 SS 5xxx Elective-V  
4 SS 5xxx Elective-VI  

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5xxx Independent Research Study I SS 5121, SS 5122
2 SS 5xxx Independent Research Study II SS 5121, SS 5122

OR

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5xxx Thesis (Part I) SS 5121, SS 5122

Spring Semester

 

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 SS 5xxx Thesis (Part II) Thesis I

Electives (Electives in any of the following specializations)

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Electives

MS (Political Science)
SS 5104 Politics of Geo-Economics
SS 5111 Democratization as a Global Process
SS 5206 Political Economy in the Global Perspective
SS 5212 NGO Management
SS 5226 Issues in Pakistan’s Political and Constitutional History
SS 5306 Sacred and Secular
SS 5311 Environmental Studies
SS 5312 Globalization and Developing Countries
SS 5313 Intellectual Property Rights and Laws
SS 5321 History of Ideas
SS 5431 Dynamics of Security
SS 5434 Political Theory
SS 5436 Role of Great Powers and International Relations
SS 5437 Critical Geo-Politics
SS 5438 Foreign Policy of Pakistan
SS 5439 Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
SS 5441 Globalization: Issues and Debates
SS 5442 History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective
SS 5443 Human Rights in International Perspective

 

MS (Economics)
SS 5104 Politics of Geo-Economics
SS 5202 Monetary Economics
SS 5203 Public Finance
SS 5206 Political Economy in the Global Perspective
SS 5214 Public Policy Management
SS 5223 Financial Time Series
SS 5228 Corporate Governance
SS 5231 Advanced Microeconomics
SS 5232 Advanced Macroeconomics
SS 5233 Advanced Econometrics
SS 5234 International Trade
SS 5235 Gender Work and Economy
SS 5236 Economic Growth and Development
SS 5305 Political Economy of Pakistan
SS 5312 Globalization and Developing Countries
SS 5321 History of Ideas
SS 5322 Topics in Political Economy
SS 5327 Development Economics and Sustainability
SS 5432 Gender Issues in Rural Development
SS 5439 Globalization in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
SS 5442 History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective

MS (Sociology)
SS 5212 NGO Management
SS 5215 Global Governance
SS 5217 Cultural Anthropology
SS 5302 Sustainable Development
SS 5306 Sacred and Secular
SS 5331 Gender and Human Rights
SS 5332 Sociology of Development
SS 5333 Sociology of Gender Issues
SS 5334 Social Change and Development
SS 5335 Sociology of Migration and Urbanization
SS 5336 Community Development
and Social Mobilization
SS 5337 Community Organizing and Development
SS 5338 Contemporary Sociological Thoughts
SS 5339 Gender Issues in Global Scenario
SS 5341 Immigration in Contemporary Perspectives
SS 5342 Industrial Sociology
SS 5343 Leadership in Sociology: Theory and Practice
SS 5344 Population and Development:
Current Issues and Future Implications
SS 5345 Population Dynamics
SS 5346 Religion and Development
SS 5347 Rethinking Global Development: New Frameworks for Understanding Poverty, Inequality and Growth in 21 Century
SS 5348 Social Statistics
SS 5349 Sociology of Science, Knowledge and Technology
SS 5351 Sociology of Sexuality SS 5352 Women Studies
SS 5353 Foundational Sociological Perspective
SS 5402 Law and Human Rights
SS 5441 Globalization: Issues and Debates

MS (Psychology)
SS 5319 Psychotherapy and Counseling-I
SS 5328 Assessment and Diagnosis-I
SS 5329 Psychophysiology and Psychopharmacology
SS 5411 Assessment and Diagnosis-II
SS 5419 Psychotherapy and Counseling-II
SS 5421 Perspective in Organizational Psychology
SS 5422 Cross-Cultural Psychology
SS 5423 School Psychology
SS 5433 Gender Psychology
SS 5435 Use, Construction and Interpretation of Tests
SS 5461 Applications of Contemporary Data Analysis Tools

 

 

Department Info

Department of Social Sciences

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

051-4863363-65
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