Ph.D. (Sociology)

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociolory

Stream Arts
Course Type Ph.D
Duration 3 Years

Ph.D. Sociology or Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology is a Doctorate Sociology course. Sociology is the study of human cultures, communities and societies. The Ph.D. programme in sociology is based on advanced courses in research methods, statistical inference and sociological theory. Studying sociology not only increases the understanding of human society but also helps to classify human social behaviour systematically. Sociology (the science of society) assists an individual to understand himself, his capacities, talents and limitations. It tells us why man is a social animal, why he lives in groups, communities and societies. The minimum duration of the course is three years and maximum is five years. The course enhances candidates academic value along with opening various career scopes.

Ph.D. Sociology Course Employment Areas


Research Foundation

Ministry of HRD

Ministry of Social Justine and Empowerment

Social Defence, Criminology and Correctional Administration



Ph.D. Sociology Course Job Types

Social Scientist

Research Associate



Research Fellow

Policy Analyst

Urban Planner

Research Officer

Community Counsellor

Research Analyst

Programmer Evaluator



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M.Phil. Degree and a Post-Graduate degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a University or a recognised institution of higher training OR Masters Degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a university or a recognised institution of higher learning and five years of teaching/industry/administration/professional experience at senior level.

Some reputed colleges and institutes do conduct entrance examination to get admission to their Ph.D. (Sociology) degree course.