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IGNOU MA Sociology Admission, Eligibility, Result, Grade Card

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IGNOU MA Sociology Admission 2018

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) programme in both January and July academic cycles.This discipline has been developed by the School of Social Sciences (SOSS), IGNOU. The programme code is “MSO”. The students can apply for IGNOU MA Sociology admission through university walk-in admission scheme.

Programme Objective

The MA distance learning programme in Sociology has been developed with an approach to offer higher studies to the learners in Sociology.  It has been designed in such a way that it provides the advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to the learners across the world, including the people living in remote and inaccessible areas.

The IGNOU MA Sociology discipline includes the disciplines which focuses on classical and advanced concepts and theories, research methods and perspectives, social issues of development, state of sociology in India, social issues of development, education transnational communities, migration, urbanization, development of the largest section of the population and emerging concerns in the society in the present scenario.

It is actually a social science which mainly use the Sociological concepts and its various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to comprehend the knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.

The programme mainly focuses on social process and their inter-linkages with the global, regional and local manifestations. It also covers the the main issues involved in the process of sociological development. To know more about the Master of Arts in Sociology discipline, please visit the official website.

IGNOU MA Sociology Programme Details

The details about the Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO) programme are mentioned below :

Medium of Instruction

This programme is available in English and Hindi medium and students has been permitted to write their examinations in both the languages.

Admission Eligibility

The learner should be having Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University as his or her basic qualification.

Fee Structure

The students need to pay Rs. 10,800/- for complete programme which has to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year.

Duration of Programme

The university provides a minimum time duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years to complete this master degree programme. If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

IGNOU MA Sociology Syllabus & Courses

The learner has to complete 64 credits which consists of total of 8 Courses. All the first year courses are compulsory whereas for the second year, the learner has to choose 4 courses out of  mentioned 6 courses.The detail about the Course Code and Course Names are mentioned below:

IGNOU MA Sociology First Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSO-001Sociological Theories and Concepts8
MSO-002Research Methodologies and Methods8
MSO-003Sociology of Development8
MSO-004Sociology in India8

IGNOU MA Sociology Second Year Courses

(Choose 32 Credits Only)

Course CodeTitle of CourseCredits
MSOE-001Sociology of Education8
MSOE-002Diaspora and Transnational Communities8
MSOE-003Sociology of Religion8
MSOE-004Urban Sociology8
MPS-003India: Democracy and Development8
MPA-016Decentralization and Local Governance8
Total Credits64

IGNOU MA Sociology Term-end Examination

The IGNOU MSO Term End Examinations are conducted twice in a year i.e in June and December. The student who will take admission to master degree programme in Sociology for July cycle can appear in next year June term end examination whereas the students who will take admission in January academic cycle can appear in December examinations for the same year.

If the student appearing in June MSO examinations fails to pass in any course, then he/she can fill the examination form for that particular course in next December examination. Same is the Case for December examination as well. The TEE constitutes the major part of evaluation system as it carries 70% weightage in the Final result.

IGNOU MA Sociology Assignments

It is mandatory to submit the IGNOU MSO solved assignments for all the courses before filling up the examination form for that particular courses. The IGNOU MA Sociology Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) are the way of continuing assessment of theory and practical.

Solving the assignment question papers can help students in reading out the IGNOU Study Material at least once which will be a great advantage for the students in the Term End Examinations. The students can take the help from reference books in solving the assignments.

The assignments carries the 30% weightage in the final result. The students has to obtain at least 50% marks to pass the assignments.

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