The Department of Political Science at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) is one of the largest departments in Social Sciences. The Department’s teaching faculty had the distinction of having scholars of national and international prominence like Dr Carl W Wheeless, Prof Mary Wheeless, Dr Kitchen, Dr Anwar M Barkat, Dr Arshad Karim Syed, Dr Shokat Ali, Dr Hamid Kizilbash, Prof Naseem Zakariya, Dr Parveen Shaukat and Dr Shafqat Hussain Chaudhary.

The quality of instructional work in the Department has been of a high standard. Research work is encouraged. There is a dedicated faculty available to teach various papers and supervise research. The Department arranges extensive lectures, seminars and study tours to facilitate academic excellence in students. Alumni of this Department have contributed positively to national uplift and have excelled in numerous professions.

MPHIL POLITICAL SCIENCE

FCCU’s MPhil Political Science program is designed to expose graduate students to concrete and theoretical knowledge and scholarly research and to empower them with critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills.

The program builds on the training received at the Baccalaureate level and has a strong emphasis on research skills that will be beneficial for those pursuing careers in the government or private sectors, civil society, or teaching, among others.

The MPhil Political Science is a two year evening program comprising 30 credit hours of mandatory coursework and a written thesis of 12 credits. Coursework involves six core courses and four optional courses offered by the Department. Teaching is mostly in the form of lectures, seminars and colloquium. The program is designed to lead to PhD for those desiring to pursue a terminal degree in the field.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA / BS Honors Degree (completed with at least CGPA 2.50 and 130 credit hours) from an HEC recognized University or a conventional MA / MSc (completed with at least 60% marks) in Political Science, International Relations, History, Sociology, or any related discipline.

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Ryan Brasher

Chairperson & Assistant Professor

PhD (Indiana University, USA)
Room E-032, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 639

Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat

Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-237, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 646

Dr Wajid Ali Ranjha

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Room E-236, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 647

Dr Muhammad Younis

Assistant Professor

PhD (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
MPhil, MA (PU, Lahore)
Room E-036, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 634

Shakila Noor Sindhu

Assistant Professor

MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
MA (PU, Lahore)
Room E-135, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 663

Muneeza Mirza

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-130, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 662

Dr Shehzadi Zamurrad Awan

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MPhil (Government College, Lahore)
Room E-030, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 642

  • Students are given freedom to choose their supervisors based on their topic and research interest of the supervisor
  • Highly qualified faculty with diverse research interest covering almost all the sub-fields of Political Science
  • Rigorous thesis writing process under regular supervision of a faculty member
  • Possibility of teaching opportunity in the Department for the students graduating with a good CGPA

Fee Structure 

MPhil Political Science (Evening Program)

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Muhammad Younis

Assistant Professor

PhD (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
MPhil, MA (PU, Lahore)
Room E-036, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 634