MPhil Sociology

This program will be launched in Fall 2022 with the objective of providing a high-quality research-based education in line with market demand and by preparing students with sound academic foundations in Sociology and the Social Sciences, and an attitude toward lifelong learning. This two-year program is offered to students who have completed their 16 years of education in the field of Sociology or related Social Sciences. The program consists of a two-semester course work (24 credit hours) followed by a research thesis (06 credit hours) being supervised by a Ph.D. faculty member.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Sociology, MPhil Sociology degree program, is to prepare students for various professional occupations in Sociology and related fields and/ or the pursuit of advanced degrees in Sociology, by educating them in the advanced concepts, theories, research, service, and ethics of Sociology and other Social Sciences.

The student learning objectives of the program include:

  • To master the concepts by understanding classical and modern theories in Sociology
  • To broaden students’ understanding of quantitative research methods and analysis techniques in Sociology
  • To broaden students’ understanding of qualitative research methods and analysis techniques in Sociology
  • To facilitate students in conducting and presenting quantitative/qualitative research thesis
  • To teach students about the importance of values such as community service, integrity, respect and dignity of humans, and discipline in addition to professional ethics in sociology
  • Apply the knowledge base, thinking, and technical skills relevant to the future and present job market and for graduate school in Pakistan and abroad
Admission Criteria

  • A BS (Hons) degree in Sociology, or related discipline that provides a strong background in Sociology, (such as Social Work, Demography, Rural Sociology, Criminology, Social Sciences, Economics, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, Development Studies, Political Science, History), or a minor in Sociology. The undergraduate degree should have minimum of 16 years of schooling or four years of education (minimum 124 credit hours) after HSSC/F.A./F.SC./Grade 12 equivalent
  • Two Reference Letters (at least one must be from a previous Teacher)
  • Must have a CGPA of at least 2.0
  • Must pass a department test and interview with department faculty

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon an overall evaluation of the candidate, including academic achievement, statement of purpose, practical experience in Sociology, English language proficiency, demonstrated social service, and representation of a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity in Pakistan.

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.

Admission Timeline (Fall 2022)

Admissions Begin July 1, 2022
Last Date for Submission of Form September 7, 2022

Admission Test

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Date: September 13, 2022

Time: Tuesday 9:00am-10:30am

Venue: Smartclass E-building (will be updated) 


Date: September 14, 2022

Time:  Wednesday 10am-12pm (15 minutes each candidate)

Venue:  Smartclass E-building (will be updated)

Merit List  September 19, 2022
Last Date for Fee Submission September 23, 2022
Classes Begin September 26, 2022

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Required Documents:

1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)

2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed

3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)

4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed

5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)

6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and / or 2-year Conventional Masters degree

7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript

8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester

9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC

10. Two reference letters

11. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College

12. Two recent passport-sized photographs

13. One copy each of the student’s CNIC and of the father/guardian

14. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3,500)

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In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through Courier. You would need to make a Pay Order of Rs. 3500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600.

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